Cylance announces strategic partnership with In-Q-Tel
Cylance of Irvine, CA announced on February 16 a strategic partnership with In-Q-Tel (IQT). IQT is the investment organization that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the U.S. Intelligence Community. The agreement with IQT supports further development of Cylance’s artificial intelligence and machine-learning technology for cybersecurity applications.
Cylance and its next-generation endpoint threat prevention product, CylancePROTECT®, uses a radically different technological approach to cybersecurity that employs artificial intelligence to determine what is safe and what is not by analyzing the DNA of files before they execute. Cylance integrates a deep understanding of hackers and attack vectors with the most sophisticated artificial intelligence and algorithmic science to neutralize virtually all malicious files before they can do harm. This approach prevents advanced persistent threats and malware from ever executing, effectively redefining the standard of endpoint security.
“Cylance is changing the fundamentals of how cyberattacks are identified and prevented,” said Peter Kuper, Partner on IQT’s Investments team. “Our partnership with Cylance is intended to further enhance how artificial intelligence and related technologies prevent malware and advanced threats from ever executing. Reducing the risks posed by cyberthreats is critical in supporting the missions of our government customers.”
“This strategic partnership with In-Q-Tel will better secure our government and our nation from cyberattacks, which are escalating in number and sophistication,” added Stuart McClure, president and CEO of Cylance.