IRVINE, Calif., June 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Cylance®, the company that is revolutionizing cybersecurity through the use of artificial intelligence to proactively prevent advanced persistent threats and malware, announced that it has been named to the 2016 CNBC Disruptor 50 list. CNBC's Disruptor 50 is an annual list of private companies challenging the status quo and disrupting current markets across different industries. Cylance's artificial intelligence-based approach to security secured its spot alongside companies such as Airbnb, Lyft, Slack, Snapchat and Uber.
Cylance's innovative artificial intelligence and machine learning based endpoint security product, CylancePROTECT® sets Cylance apart from industry competition by detecting more threats than any other solution. Unlike reactionary methods and behavior monitoring that most cybersecurity firms employ, Cylance uses artificial intelligence to analyze a file's characteristics and predict whether that file is safe or a threat to the host.
"Our inclusion in the CNBC Disruptor 50 list is a true testament to our growth and industry traction with companies of all sizes," said Stuart McClure CEO and co-founder of Cylance. "My co-founder Ryan Permeh and I realized, after years of experience in network and computer security, that there was a more effective way to prevent malware and cyberthreats. That realization led us to create Cylance in 2012 in an attempt to change the cybersecurity market forever through the application of AI-based malware detection and prevention. We're excited and honored to receive this recognition – a major validation of that vision – in just two short years after launching our flagship product: CylancePROTECT."
CNBC selects the most innovative companies from a pool of more than 750 around the world. The nominees are evaluated on quantitative and qualitative criteria. For the full list of Disruptor 50 companies, please visit: http://www.cnbc.com/2016/06/06/cylance-2016-disruptor-50.html.
About Cylance Inc.
Cylance® is the only company to offer a preventive cybersecurity solution that stops advanced threats and malware—before they can execute—at the most vulnerable point: the endpoint. Applying a revolutionary artificial intelligence approach, CylancePROTECT® analyzes the DNA of code prior to its execution to find and prevent threats others can't, while using a fraction of the system resources associated with antivirus and detect and respond solutions deployed in enterprises today. For more information visit: www.cylance.com
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