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Irvine, CA -- (November 4, 2015) – Cylance® Inc., the company that is revolutionizing cybersecurity by applying artificial intelligence to proactively prevent rather than just reactively detect advanced persistent threats and malware today announced that Ignition is the first Channel Provider of CylancePROTECT® endpoint protection products for the UK. The announcement follows a significant USD $42 million equity investment from new high pedigree investors, including DFJ, Dell Ventures, Capital One Ventures, and KKR, accelerating Cylance’s global market and portfolio expansion.
Cylance defines Next-Generation Antivirus Technology (NGAV) by being the first company to successfully apply artificial intelligence to predictively identify and stop cyberattacks before they ever cause harm. CylancePROTECT instantaneously identifies all malicious files, even previously "undetectable" malware, in milliseconds and stops 99.9% of cyber-attacks before they execute. The traditional antivirus solutions in wide use today detect only 40% of cyber-threats and don’t often stop the malware from working.
Stuart McClure, CEO Cylance said: "Some vendors already claim to offer Next-Generation Antivirus technology. Yet CylancePROTECT is the first and only product that is both highly effective in stopping threats and has a low impact on users. This is why Cylance has become one of the world's most important cybersecurity companies in a short period of time. We are revolutionizing a very fundamental shift in the industry to a more technologically sophisticated approach in defeating cyber-attacks. We are pleased to be rolling out Cylance in the UK with our partner Ignition, and already experiencing rapid acceptance."
Cylance has already won numerous awards. CylancePROTECT next-generation antivirus was named Best Emerging Technology in the 2015 SC Magazine Excellence Award category. CylancePROTECT was also tipped as "Best Buy" in SC Magazine's Next Generation Endpoint Security Group Test. Ignition is a Channel Security Solutions Provider (CSSP) specialising in the discovery and adoption of innovative, market leading, next generation IT security and networking solutions. Ignition is accelerating the rate of market development for vendors and partners, with a focus on Software, Cloud & SAAS based solutions.
"Ignition is excited to be leading Cylance into the UK market. Their technology is the most innovative and revolutionary security prevention solution in the market," said Peter Ledger, CEO, Ignition. "Cylance is leading the way in tackling cyber-threats and preventing damage to the enterprise."
Cylance will be at Black Hat Amsterdam 10th-13th November demonstrating how to apply artificial intelligence to endpoint security. Visit booth #300 or please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a briefing.
Ignition is a Channel Security Solutions Provider (CSSP) specialising in the discovery and adoption of innovative, market leading, next generation IT security and networking solutions. Ignition accelerates the rate of market development for vendors and partners, with a focus on Software, Cloud & SAAS based solutions. For more information visit: http://www.ignition-technology.com/
About Cylance® Inc.
Cylance is the only company to offer a preventive cybersecurity solution that stops advanced threats and malware at the most vulnerable point: the endpoint. Applying a revolutionary artificial intelligence approach, the Cylance endpoint security solution, CylancePROTECT®, analyzes the DNA of code prior to its execution on the endpoint to find and prevent threats others can’t, while using a fraction of the system resources associated with endpoint antivirus and detect and respond solutions that are deployed in enterprises today. For more information visit: www.cylance.com
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