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September 03, 2015 13:01 ET

Cylance Earns Perfect Score and Named Overall "Best Buy" in SC Magazine's Next Generation Endpoint Security Group Test

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 3, 2015) -  Cylance, the first predictive cybersecurity company that applies artificial intelligence to stop malware, today announced that it has earned a perfect score in SC Magazine's September 2015 Endpoint Security Group Test. CylancePROTECT™ received five-out-of-five stars across all categories: features, ease-of-use, performance, documentation, support and value for the money. Out of the 10 endpoint security solutions tested, Cylance was recognized for its advanced approach and impressive catch rate, earning coveted "Best Buy" status.

According to SC Magazine's Lab, CylancePROTECT is "the poster child for next-generation anti-malware," noting that the anti-malware performance is "well-conceived and effective...the best performance we've seen yet."

While the threat landscape has become increasingly more aggressive and damaging, the fundamentals of malware detection have remained the same for more than three decades. Anti-virus vendors continue to focus on obsolete technologies that use signatures and post-attack behavior heuristics to protect computers. This has allowed attackers to be more nimble and adaptive, while requiring only minor modifications in malware to evade, keeping their costs of innovation low and their success rates high.

Cylance uses algorithmic science and machine learning to fundamentally shift the equation by offering new ways to effectively identify, diagnose, categorize and control the execution of every file -- before it can compromise a system. In doing so, Cylance is able to stop virtually all malware, including zero days and exponentially raise the economic impact on malicious attackers. 

Cylance has proven its ability to catch in excess of 99 percent of malicious files. This assertion was backed up by SC Magazine's Lab. During the test, the reviewer found that "when the tool was run against the 100 random and previously unknown samples, it caught 99 of them and the 100th was a damaged file. We know of no other anti-malware product that achieves 99 percent as an average."

According to the reviewer, the installation on the endpoint takes only minutes and the easy accessibility to the dashboard and its drill-downs were equally noted. Cylance's comprehensive documentation and support were also given five stars.

Read the complete SC Magazine Endpoint Security review here.

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About Cylance, Inc.
Cylance addresses the world's most difficult security problems by coupling deep understanding of machine learning and algorithmic science with a unique knowledge of an attacker's mentality. It is the first company to leverage artificial intelligence to create a highly effective, next-generation endpoint protection solution, CylancePROTECT. The company uses the same artificial intelligence platform to help protect networks and speed delivery of professional services such as incident response and compromise assessment. For more information, visit:

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