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NEWS / 10.25.16 / The Cylance Team

5 Benefits SecOps Staff Gain by Using Preventative Measures 

What if there was a way to double the productivity of your in-house SecOps resources? By stopping malware and advanced persistent threats (APTs) before they execute, this pipe dream can become a reality. By delivering superior endpoint security, the right endpoint protection product provides significant time savings and frees up technical resources that would otherwise be consumed by full-time threat monitoring. 


By deploying CylancePROTECT®, IT teams no longer have to waste time reimaging endpoints compromised by malware and ransomware. CEOs don't have to worry about the potentially devastating impact of data breaches caused by a growing army of ever more sophisticated cybercriminals. CylancePROTECT gives SecOps personnel an efficient, lightweight endpoint protection solution that blocks threats and stops the execution of malware, even if someone in the enterprise clicks on a link they shouldn’t have, or opens a malicious file sent by a phishing agent. 

When malware strikes, every second counts. By deploying our low-impact solution CylancePROTECT, IT teams don't have to race around trying to uncover the source of an infection, in an attempt to stop a breach after it has already occurred. Instead, SecOps teams can rely on a refined machine-learning algorithm that has been widely and publicly demonstrated as being highly accurate at detecting the ‘worst of the worst’ malware that the world of cybercrime can throw at it.

Via CylancePROTECT, SecOps teams achieve five significant benefits:

1.  Deprioritization of False Positives:

Rather than burning resources by focusing on detection and response, SecOps teams are granted the ability to focus on developing a prevention paradigm. Prevention is a significant shift for those organizations mired in the day-to-day reactionary model that drains resources and reduces talent to nothing more than guardians of a broken system. 


2.  Prioritization on Strategic Threat Assessments:

The transformation from a reactive to a preventive approach gives SecOps teams the capability to proactively identify threat vectors and new threat actors, dramatically minimizing the impact of what is, in many IT organizations, an ongoing infosec talent shortfall. 


3.  Increased HR Efficiency:

Procuring specialized SecOps resources is critical to any organization, but that takes time and money. Deploying an endpoint protection solution that does not require continuous monitoring removes the need to hire on-demand cybersecurity specialists in the case of an emergency. 


4.  Cost Savings and Increased Profitability:

Refining and focusing HR and SecOps team efficiencies create a leaner organization that can focus on initiatives that support strategic growth and provide quality staff security training. With a solution that is transparent to the end user and easy to deploy and manage, departments enterprise-wide face fewer incident-related disruptions. 


5.  Metrics That Matter:

Organizations that previously focused on transactional performance (e.g., “how many viruses were quarantined?”) can now quantify the impact of cyberthreat prevention on overall security, including improved profitability and reduced or even eliminated damage done to the organization by threat actors. By reversing the traditional assumption that data breaches are inevitable, organizations benefit from improved peace of mind that comes from knowing that they have deployed unmatched data protection products and services.

What Makes Cylance Different?

Gartner, Inc. recently reported that by 2018, 60 percent of enterprise protection providers will restrict executables that have not been pre-inspected for security and privacy risks – a number significantly increased from the current 22 percent. The stage has been set for next-gen solutions like Cylance, which replaces the traditional signatures found in legacy antivirus products with the power of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning.

Cylance business solutions and professional services take advantage of AI to prevent the execution of advanced persistent threats and malware. Businesses that employ CylancePROTECT can protect more users from more threats, including system and memory-based attacks, malicious documents, zero-day malware, privilege escalations, scripts and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). They also minimize endpoint and network IT management requirements, with little CPU ‘drag’ and no need for constant signature updates.

Recent Cylance customer testimonials revealed that with their former legacy cyberthreat prevention products, 50 percent of SecOps and IT teams spent valuable time chasing alerts and responding to security incidents. With a solution in place that qualifies alerts and reduces the need for 24/7 monitoring, available resources were effectively doubled.

Learn more about how your security teams can stop wasting resources and return their focus to critical IT projects. Read our white paper,

The Cylance Team

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