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CylancePROTECT AI-based malware prevention product achieves leading scores in Efficacy and Total Cost of Ownership


IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, February 14, 2017 – Cylance® Inc., the company replacing traditional antivirus with AI-powered prevention that blocks everyday malware along with today’s most advanced cyber threats, announced today that it has earned the NSS Labs Recommended Rating in that organization’s first-ever Advanced Endpoint Protection (AEP) test. The AEP test is the most comprehensive advanced endpoint security public test to date. CylancePROTECT® achieved leading scores in both Efficacy and Total Cost of Ownership.


A Recommended rating from NSS indicates that a product has performed well and deserves strong consideration. Only the top technical products earn a Recommended rating from NSS Labs, regardless of market share, company size or brand recognition.


“We appreciate NSS Labs independently corroborating what our customers have been saying for years, that CylancePROTECT is a proven replacement for traditional antivirus with AI-powered prevention blocking today’s most advanced cyber threats,” said Chad Skipper, vice president of industry relations and product testing at Cylance. “This is a big step forward in evolving security testing methodologies to match real-world environments, and we look forward to more progress in the coming months and years.”


About the NSS Labs AEP Test

NSS Labs tested CylancePROTECT under the most stringent conditions and specifically looked for evasions that customers will face in the real world.  CylancePROTECT was found to be easy to install and manage; a leader in effectively preventing new zero-day malware, memory attacks and scripting attacks and one of the most cost-effective solutions for complete ROI.


“We were pleased to work with Cylance and other vendors in producing an advanced endpoint security test methodology that takes into account advanced threats as well as the completely new ways of detecting and preventing them,” said Vikram Phatak, CEO at NSS Labs. “We believe this helps set a new standard in endpoint security testing and shows that Cylance is a capable product for defending against today’s new threats.”


The testing aimed to verify that the advanced endpoint product is capable of detecting, preventing and continuously logging threats accurately prior to, during and after execution while remaining resistant to false positives. The overall scoring of Cylance is at 99.69% efficacy after evasions were remediated. For more information about the NSS Labs test results, read this blog post from Cylance.


About Cylance® Inc.

Cylance is the first company to apply artificial intelligence, algorithmic science and machine learning to cybersecurity to prevent the most advanced security threats in the world. Using a breakthrough predictive analysis process, CylancePROTECT® quickly and accurately identifies what is benign and what is a threat, and prevents malicious code from ever executing on a targeted system. By coupling advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence with a unique understanding of an attacker’s mentality, Cylance provides technology and services that are truly predictive and preventive against the most advanced threats. For more information visit:


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 property of their respective owners.

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