Cylance Expands Availability Of First AI-Based Consumer Endpoint Protection Platform: CylancePROTECT Home Edition

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Employee Purchase Program Now Available

LONDON, UK – Cylance® Inc., the company that revolutionised the antivirus and endpoint protection industry with true AI-powered prevention that blocks malware, ransomware, password-stealing Trojans, and the world’s most advanced cyberthreats, today announced the launch of the new Employee Purchase Program for CylancePROTECTÒ Home Edition. Available exclusively for companies enrolled in this program, employees of these eligible Cylance customers can buy Cylance’s enterprise-grade AI-powered endpoint prevention to protect their family’s home PCs and Macs against malicious attackers.

Companies are increasingly concerned that the virtual borders of their corporate network are no longer defined by the corporate firewall. With the proliferation of work and personal devices at home, the distinction between the corporate network and employees’ home networks has become blurred. CISOs and their security teams have a difficult time controlling their security risk and exposure from cybersecurity threats originating from employees’ homes. Companies offering CylancePROTECT® Home Edition to their employees can extend their perimeter protection and reduce their attack surface without infringing on employee privacy or managing their personal devices.

“CylanceProtect Home Edition is the only next-generation consumer antivirus solution on the market, and our Employee Purchase Program is a key milestone in making this available to consumers. Our priority was to make this revolutionary technology exclusively available through our loyal base of Enterprise customers for their employees before we release it to the general market later this year,” says Christopher Bray, General Manager of Cylance’s Consumer division.

Traditional signature-based consumer anti-virus solutions are rooted in technology developed in the 1990’s and are no longer adequate in protecting consumers against the exponential growth of malicious software, especially zero-day threats and ransomware. They rely on the premise that some need to be infected first for the virus to be identified before others can be protected. This reactive approach made sense in the early days of a handful of new viruses every month, but it is completely overwhelmed in today’s environment with over 12 million new malicious programs released monthly.

The industry should be ashamed in perpetuating the myth that consumers are protected using legacy solutions, when it is clearly not the case,” says Bray. “It’s the key reason that ransomware continues to wreak such havoc.”

Like the version of CylancePROTECT used inside government agencies and on millions of corporate endpoints around the world, CylancePROTECT Home Edition renders new malware and unknown future variants useless through the use of artificial intelligence. Employees of eligible Cylance customers no longer need to wait for signature updates to traditional antivirus technologies after new zero-day malware and its variants have already done damage.

Traditional anti-virus has been viewed as a necessary evil by many consumers, slowing down systems, pestering them with pop-ups, and overwhelming them features they don’t need or understand.

Now, employees of eligible Cylance customers, and soon consumers at large, can rely on CylancePROTECT Home Edition to work in the background to prevent attacks, without dealing with annoying pop-ups or waiting for updates to protect them from current attacks that their traditional anti-virus solution has already missed.