SOURCE: Cylance


October 20, 2015 20:18 ET

CylancePROTECT Receives the Orange County Tech Alliance High-Tech Innovation Award for Cybersecurity

CylancePROTECT Stops Over 99.9% of Advanced Threats and Malware by Applying a Revolutionary Artificial Intelligence Approach That Analyzes the DNA of Code Prior to Its Execution at the Enterprise's Most Vulnerable Point -- the Endpoint

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 20, 2015) - Cylance, the company that is revolutionizing cybersecurity with products and services that proactively prevent, rather than just reactively detect advanced persistent threats and malware, today announced that its enterprise endpoint security solution, CylancePROTECT, is the 2015 recipient of the Orange County Tech Alliance High-Tech Innovation Award for Cybersecurity.

CylancePROTECT uses a radically different technological approach to cybersecurity that prevents over 99.9% of advanced threats and malware from ever executing in real-world situations where traditional endpoint anti-virus and detect and respond solutions typically fail to even detect 50%. CylancePROTECT employs artificial intelligence to analyze the DNA of code prior to its execution on the endpoint to determine what is safe and what isn't, neutralizing malicious files before they can do harm. It provides superior protection without requiring a constant cloud connection or frequent updates, all while using a fraction of the system resources associated with endpoint security solutions in wide use today.

"We're pleased to recognize Cylance and the other finalists in the Cybersecurity category for the 2015 High-Tech Awards ceremony," said Peter Craig, CEO, Orange County Technology Alliance. "With 45 finalists, every one of our award categories was extremely competitive and I congratulate all of them for their innovation. This was not an easy choice for our judges and we especially congratulate Cylance for the outstanding innovation of CylancePROTECT that earned them this year's award."

"Innovation is important to keeping any business or industry successful, but it is critically important in the cybersecurity industry because our cyber-adversaries are well funded, very determined, and themselves highly innovative," said Stuart McClure, Chief Executive Officer of Cylance. "The 2015 OCTA Cybersecurity Award is yet another industry recognition of how truly innovative our artificial intelligence-based and preventative approach to cybersecurity is technologically, as well as how much more effectively it protects enterprises from falling victim to ever-escalating cyber-threats."

Cylance is a privately owned company, headquartered in Irvine that employs over 200 people there across all corporate functions.

"Outstanding innovators and companies, such as Cylance, represent the finest of Orange County. Our tech community has a bright and exciting future," added Craig.

About Orange County Technology Alliance
Orange County Technology Alliance is a 501(c)6 nonprofit trade association committed to fast-forwarding the local innovation economy. It is the successor organization to the Orange County Council of TechAmerica and AeA. It is the only technology association addressing the needs of technology companies and their leaders based in Orange County, Calif. The alliance serves members through local networking, professional development, state and federal advocacy, savings on business services and industry recognition. To learn more about membership, contact OC Tech Alliance at or Follow alliance activities on Twitter at

About Cylance, Inc.
Cylance is the only company to offer a preventive cybersecurity solution that stops over 99.9% of 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 anti-virus and detect and respond solutions that are widely deployed in enterprises today. For more information visit:

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