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Cylance Announces Strategic Partnership with In-Q-Tel

Feb. 2016

Partnership will further enhance breakthrough artificial intelligence and machine learning development for cybersecurity applications

February 16, 2016

Cylance, the company that is revolutionizing cybersecurity with products and services that use artificial intelligence to proactively prevent, rather than just reactively detect advanced persistent threats and malware, today announced a strategic partnership with In-Q-Tel (IQT). IQT is the investment organization that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the U.S. intelligence Community. The agreement with IQT supports further development of Cylance’s artificial intelligence and machine learning technology for cybersecurity applications.

Cylance and its next-generation endpoint threat prevention product, CylancePROTECT™, uses a radically different technological approach to cybersecurity that employs artificial intelligence to determine what is safe and what is not by analyzing the DNA of files before they execute. Cylance integrates a deep understanding of hackers and attack vectors with the most sophisticated artificial intelligence and algorithmic science to neutralize virtually all malicious files before they can do harm. This approach prevents over 99 percent of advanced persistent threats and malware from ever executing, effectively redefining the standard of endpoint security.

“Cylance is changing the fundamentals of how cyberattacks are identified and prevented,” said Peter Kuper, Partner on IQT’s Investments team. “Our partnership with Cylance is intended to further enhance how artificial intelligence and related technologies prevent malware and advanced threats from ever executing. Reducing the risks posed by cyberthreats is critical in supporting the missions of our government customers.”

“This strategic partnership with In-Q-Tel will better secure our government and our nation from cyberattacks, which are escalating in number and sophistication,” added Stuart McClure, CEO of Cylance. “This partnership will help accelerate our product development, and thereby help us provide even more effective protection against a wide range of threats.” 

About Cylance Inc.

Cylance is the only company to offer a preventive cybersecurity solution that stops over 99 percent 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 cannot, while using a fraction of the system resources associated with the endpoint antivirus and detect and respond solutions that are widely deployed in enterprises today. For more information visit: www.cylance.com