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IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, July 20, 2017 - Cylance® Inc., the company that is revolutionizing cybersecurity through the use of artificial intelligence to proactively prevent advanced persistent threats and malware, today announced that it has achieved Moderate certification in the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP). The company can now deploy its AI driven endpoint security product CylancePROTECT® to United States government agencies through a cloud-managed architecture.
FedRAMP is the first government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud-based services. FedRAMP-authorized products allow agencies to leverage existing security assessments for cloud-based systems leveraging a uniformed government approved risk-based management strategy. Consequently government agencies have a significant level of confidence regarding the security posture of the approved application. Cylance uses an independent third-party assessment organization to perform monthly continuous monitoring efforts that are reported directly to the accrediting agency, the Office of Personnel Management, and FedRAMP. The third-party assessment organization provides agencies with continuous re-assurance of the security status of CylancePROTECT.
"In addition to our other deployment models, we’re excited that federal agencies can now take advantage of our artificial intelligence based preventive solution, but with the efficiencies of a cloud-managed architecture," said Chris Zimmerman, vice president of Cylance Federal. "Cylance’s mission is to protect everyone under the sun, and achieving this authorization is an important step towards helping protect our nation’s most valued assets."
CylancePROTECT is the multiple award-winning flagship product from Cylance that has launched the company into a leadership position in the endpoint security market. The product automatically identifies and blocks unknown and zero-day malware and adware before it can begin to execute. At the core of Cylance's unprecedented malware identification capability is a revolutionary machine-learning research platform that harnesses the power of algorithmic science and artificial intelligence. It analyzes and classifies hundreds of thousands of characteristics per file, breaking them down to study their DNA in order to discern whether an object is good or bad in real time.
About Cylance® Inc.
Cylance is the first company to apply artificial intelligence, algorithmic science and machine learning to cybersecurity to prevent the most advanced security threats in the world. Using a breakthrough predictive analysis process, CylancePROTECT quickly and accurately identifies what is benign and what is a threat, and prevents malicious code from ever executing on a targeted system. By coupling advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence with a unique understanding of an attacker’s mentality, Cylance provides technology and services that are truly predictive and preventive against the most advanced threats. For more information visit: www.cylance.com
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