Cylance Unveils Cylance Smart Antivirus; AI-Powered Antivirus for Consumers

Inc., the leading provider of AI-driven, prevention-first security
solutions, today launched Cylance Smart Antivirus, AI-powered antivirus
software designed specifically for consumers. By extending the
enterprise-grade AI of CylancePROTECT
into the home, Cylance provides internet users with next-generation
security software that proactively predicts and blocks never-before-seen

More than 350,000
new pieces of malware are created every day, and traditional
consumer antivirus software simply can’t keep pace with today’s security
reality. Existing solutions rely on reactive, signature-based
technologies that slow down systems, bombard users with pop-up
notifications, and require some form of breach in order to begin
detecting malware. The exponential growth of malicious code, especially
zero-day threats and ransomware, requires more innovative and thoughtful
solutions to adequately—and effectively—protect end-users.

To help consumers stay ahead of bad actors, Cylance Smart Antivirus
provides predictive security to spot and block threats before they have
a chance to run without affecting device performance or disrupting the

“Consumers deserve security software that is fast, easy to use, and
effective,” said Christopher Bray, senior vice president, Cylance
Consumer. “The consumer antivirus market is long overdue for a
groundbreaking solution built on robust technology that allows them to
control their security environment.”

With Cylance Smart Antivirus, everyday internet users now have the
option to purchase next-generation software built on artificial
intelligence. Many people have experience with legacy products that are
only as good as their last update. Such tools require extensive manual
interactions such as downloads, installations, reboots, and scans.
Cylance Smart Antivirus is a game-changer by offering an easy
set-it-and-forget-it security experience that gives consumers true peace
of mind and ease of use. Key features include:

Cylance Smart Antivirus is available today for devices running macOS and
Windows. To download the product, or for more information, please visit:

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. Built on a breakthrough
predictive analysis process, the Cylance AI Platform serves as a
foundation for innovative, AI driven security products to address
critical attack vectors. The company’s flagship product, 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:

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