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Dell Takes Endpoint Security to a New Level with Cylance® Advanced Threat Protection Technology

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Cynthia Siemens

Director, PR and Communications

Cylance, Inc.

+1(323) 509-7361

csiemens@cylance.com
Read Cylance® CEO Stuart McClure's take on the Dell announcement here.

ROUND ROCK, Texas, Nov. 17, 2015 – Dell today announced a collaboration with Cylance® to integrate its technology into Dell Data Security solutions. Starting in early 2016, Dell will be the only tier one PC vendor to offer a comprehensive security suite integrating Cylance technology with the introduction of Dell Data Protection | Endpoint Security Suite Enterprise. Cylance is the cybersecurity company that uses artificial intelligence to proactively prevent, rather than just reactively detect, advanced persistent threats and malware. This collaboration builds on the Dell Ventures investment in Cylance earlier this year as part of its commitment to support new businesses that align with Dell’s strategic direction.

Customer needs are no longer adequately being met by traditional, signature-based anti-virus and anti-malware solutions in today’s fast-evolving threat landscape. Endpoint Security Suite Enterprise with Cylance technology will protect against the execution of advanced persistent threats and malware including zero day attacks, scripting attacks and targeted attacks such as spear phishing and ransomware. According to Cylance testing, the new solution will achieve a significantly higher level of protection, stopping 99 percent of malware and advanced persistent threats, far above the average 50 percent efficacy rating of many traditional antivirus solutions. Endpoint Security Suite Enterprise integrates a deep understanding of attack vectors with sophisticated artificial intelligence and algorithmic science to provide superior endpoint protection against both present and future threats.

According to a Dell-commissioned survey, 61 percent of medium to large organizations prefer purchasing security as part of an integrated suite. Endpoint Security Suite Enterprise integrates authentication, encryption and advanced threat protection into one security suite. It requires a fraction of the IT resources that would traditionally be required to maintain an effective advanced threat protection solution, enabling remote management of all components using a single console. The solution prevents threats without the need of a constant cloud connection, frequent updates or a persistent network connection, while providing IT departments with less false positive readings and no signature updates. It also enables compliance with industry standards, meeting PCI DSS Requirement 5 and HIPAA requirements for antivirus and anti-malware solutions. Additionally, the technology uses a fraction of the system resources associated with antivirus and traditional malware protection solutions, which means better performance for end users. Dell’s ProSupport for Software is bundled with every purchase. It provides 24x7 access to certified engineers whose deep knowledge and expertise can help identify and quickly resolve issues.

Additional Protection for Dell Commercial PCs with Endpoint Security Suite Enterprise

Dell Latitude and OptiPlex PCs are the most secure commercial PCs in the industry today with best-in-class endpoint security solutions from the Dell Data Protection suite, including comprehensive encryption, advanced authentication and leading-edge malware protection from a single source. The new solution will make the most secure PCs today even more secure by providing customers with effective advanced threat protection that’s required to prevent today’s increasingly common cyberattacks. This extends Dell’s commitment to providing customers the most secure commercial PCs available today, while also providing security solutions that work across heterogeneous environments, meaning data is protected as it moves across various devices and through public and hybrid clouds that make up most modern work scenarios.

Supporting Quotes:

Steve Lalla, VP, Commercial Client Software and Solutions, Dell

“The security landscape is changing rapidly and businesses are increasingly exposed to new malware and advanced persistent threats. Our collaboration with Cylance provides our customers with the most comprehensive endpoint and data security solutions to protect their data and prevent advanced persistent threats without hampering productivity and mobility.”

Stuart McClure, CEO, Cylance

“Traditional signature-based solutions are completely ineffective in defending organizations from cyberthreats. Marrying Dell’s industry-leading endpoint security with Cylance’s artificial intelligence approach provides enterprise organizations with unprecedented protection to actively predict and prevent malware and advanced threats.”

Doug Cahill, Senior Analyst, CyberSecurity, Enterprise Strategy Group

“Organizations today are finding that traditional approaches are failing to keep pace with the rapidly evolving threat landscape, putting intellectual property and other data assets at risk. While this reality has resulted in the use of a multitude of point tools, ESG research overwhelmingly highlights customer demand for tightly integrated endpoint security suites for both improved efficacy and reduced operational cost. The combination of Dell Data Protection endpoint security and Cylance advanced threat protection technology delivered in a suite promises to meet this need in the market for a solution that can address advanced attacks and protect data.”

Availability

Dell Data Protection | Endpoint Security Suite Enterprise will be available starting in early 2016 from Dell and through PartnerDirect partners in the United States and around the world.

About Dell 

Dell Inc. listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. For more information, visit www.dell.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

Cylance and CylancePROTECT are registered trademarks or trademarks owned by Cylance Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be used without prior written permission. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.