Cylance partners with Ignition to bring CylancePROTECT™ to UK
Date: Mon, 11/09/2015 - 19:37
Stuart McClure, CEO, Cylance
Image credited to Cylance
Cylance, the company that is revolutionizing cybersecurity by applying artificial intelligence to proactively prevent rather than just reactively detect advanced persistent threats and malware announced that Ignition is the first Channel Provider of CylancePROTECT™ endpoint protection products for the UK. The announcement follows a significant USD $42 million equity investment from new high pedigree investors, including DFJ, Dell Ventures, Capital One Ventures, and KKR, accelerating Cylance’s global market and portfolio expansion.
Cylance defines Next-Generation Antivirus Technology (NGAV) by being the first company to successfully apply artificial intelligence to predictively identify and stop cyberattacks before they ever cause harm. CylancePROTECT™ instantaneously identifies all malicious files, even previously “undetectable” malware, in milliseconds and stops 99.9% of cyber-attacks before they execute. The traditional antivirus solutions in wide use today detect only 40% of cyber-threats and don’t often stop the malware from working.
Stuart McClure, CEO Cylance said: “Some vendors already claim to offer Next-Generation Antivirus technology. Yet CylancePROTECT™ is the first and only product that is both highly effective in stopping threats and has a low impact on users. This is why Cylance has become one of the world’s most important cybersecurity companies in a short period of time. We are revolutionizing a very fundamental shift in the industry to a more technologically sophisticated approach in defeating cyber-attacks. We are pleased to be rolling out Cylance in the UK with our partner Ignition, and already experiencing rapid acceptance.”
Cylance has already won numerous awards. CylancePROTECT™ next-generation antivirus was named Best Emerging Technology in the 2015 SC Magazine Excellence Award category. CylancePROTECT™ was also tipped as “Best Buy” in SC Magazine’s Next Generation Endpoint Security Group Test.
Ignition is a Channel Security Solutions Provider (CSSP) specialising in the discovery and adoption of innovative, market leading, next generation IT security and networking solutions. Ignition is accelerating the rate of market development for vendors and partners, with a focus on Software, Cloud & SAAS based solutions.
“Ignition is excited to be leading Cylance into the UK market. Their technology is the most innovative and revolutionary security prevention solution in the market,“ said Peter Ledger, CEO, Ignition. “Cylance is leading the way in tackling cyber-threats and preventing damage to the enterprise.”