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Look Who "Checked Our Math"!

NEWS / 11.17.15 / Stuart McClure

When one of the world’s biggest computer makers chooses a single product (CylancePROTECT®) to be its future advanced threat protection for them – you know you’re onto something big.

Today Dell and Cylance announce unprecedented cybersecurity protection with Dell’s new Endpoint Security Suite (ESS), available exclusively from Dell, powered by Cylance.

Last month, Dell announced its intention to make history by acquiring EMC for $67B. The EMC acquisition gives Dell highly scalable physical and virtual storage solutions (with VMWare) along with award winning security solutions (with RSA). However, one major missing piece of RSA is endpoint cybersecurity protection.

With today’s announcement, Dell announces a new Enterprise Security Suite designed to rival any mainstream security company. They are coupling strong authentication and encryption with the industry’s most secure advanced threat prevention available with CylancePROTECT.

As a Dell customer, this partnership enables your preferred hardware provider to be the most protected platform you can buy. For Cylance customers, Dell confirms that Cylance has the absolute best advanced threat prevention available with over 99% efficacy on cyberthreats and an insanely small footprint. All while using no signature, no updates and no cloud required.

Since CylancePROTECT was introduced to the world in June 2014, there has been much competitive disbelief and dismay as to our statement of preventing 99% of cyberattacks on the endpoint. Yet a revolutionary new technology is upon us and is starting to impact the world. Unfortunately, change is hard and society has a history of doubting even the most transformative elements of progress:

"This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us."
-- Western Union internal memo, 1876.

But for our customers, they know the truth: CylancePROTECT provides greater protection from attack than any others on the market. Why? Because we are changing the foundation of cybersecurity. Progressing from signatures, behavior, and heuristics to the more effective and efficient application of artificial intelligence and machine learning. We focus entirely on identifying and predicting when something is malicious before it is ever executed. This gives the world, for the first time ever, the ability to truly know whether an attack is imminent before it occurs or runs. Whether the attack is malware, zero-day exploits, APTs, adware, spyware, ransomware, scripts or macros, CylancePROTECT predicts its maliciousness and stops it cold before it ever starts.

To prove our claim, Cylance has been performing a live cyberattack in a public forum across 75 cities around the world against traditional vendors to show how our CylancePROTECT is both exponentially more effective in detection and exponentially less impactful to computing resources. Combined with AV Test testing and now Dell’s own internal testing, it's undisputable that we stop over 99% of cyberattacks, while also using less than 5% CPU!!

Our industry is fraught with security solutions that are completely reactive. They require a victim before they can identify the malware. We don’t. We use advanced artificial intelligence to mathematically score an object and determine its potential for maliciousness. If it’s safe, let it run, if not then block it.

Dell can attest because they checked our math. We do what we say we do. Together with Dell, the world has access to the greatest transformation in cyber protection. For more information, go to

Oh, and yes, we do in fact block "file-less malware attacks".

Stuart McClure

About Stuart McClure

CEO, President, and Founder of Cylance

Stuart leads Cylance® as its CEO for the first math based approach to threat detection, protection and response. Prior to Cylance, Stuart was EVP, Global CTO and General Manager at McAfee/Intel. Stuart is the creator and lead-author of the most successful security book of all time, Hacking Exposed. He is widely recognized for his extensive and in-depth knowledge of security, and is one of the industry's leading authorities in information security today.