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Cylance announces AI-driven next generation consumer antivirus

By Kai Ping Lew
Fri 4 Aug 2017
FYI, this story is more than a year old

Antivirus software provider Cylance has announced its new antivirus product for consumers, CylancePROTECT Home Edition.

The product will initially be available to employees of Cylance enterprise customers, extending the advanced prevention capabilities of the artificial intelligence-driven CylancePROTECT from enterprise network endpoints to include the personal devices of employees and their families, significantly reducing corporate information risk.

“Consumers have grown weary of traditional consumer anti-virus solutions rooted in 1990s technology, complaining it slows their systems down, pesters them with pop-ups, and presents them with features they don’t need or understand,” says Christopher Bray, Cylance SVP and consumer head.

“As a father and as an executive, I’m committed to delivering powerful AI-driven technology that truly pro-actively prevents today’s advanced malware from executing, stopping ransomware threats like WannaCry dead in their tracks without relying on signature updates, while also delivering a clean, elegant, and easy to understand user experience.”

As the name implies, Cylance technology was designed to operate in near silence for users with no performance-impacting daily updates or configuration headaches.

At a time when state-sponsored cyber-attacks a near monthly occurrence, CylancePROTECT Home Edition is the first enterprise-grade malware defence option available for corporate IT security teams and risk managers to offer their employees for home use.

Offering a powerfully simple “set it and forget it” experience, security teams will rest assured knowing that their corporate data is secure even when employees access corporate assets from their home devices.

Like the version of CylancePROTECT used inside government agencies and on millions of corporate endpoints around the world, CylancePROTECT Home Edition renders new malware and unknown future variants useless through the use of artificial intelligence.

Security teams no longer need to wait days for updates to traditional antivirus technologies after new zero-day malware and its variants have already done damage, or to oversee those critical updates to ensure they are implemented organisation-wide.

Initial availability for CylancePROTECT Home Edition is in North America.

About CylancePROTECT Home Edition

•       Protection: CylancePROTECT Home Edition predicts and blocks never-seen-before malware that could otherwise attack the computers of your employees and their loved ones.

•       Low Performance Impact: CylancePROTECT Home Edition silently protects your devices without bogging down their performance.

•       Simple and Effortless: CylancePROTECT Home Edition is easy to install, easy to manage and configure, updates itself, and automatically protects consumer devices for a “set it and forget it” security experience.

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