Cylance Inc. is a software firm that develops antivirus programs and other kinds of computer software that prevent, rather than reactively detect, viruses and malware.
Cylance is the first company to apply artificial intelligence, algorithmic science and machine learning to cyber security and improve the way companies, governments and end users proactively solve the world’s most difficult security problems.
Cylance was founded in 2012 by Stuart McClure & Ryan Permeh and is based in Irvine, California.
Using a breakthrough mathematical process, Cylance quickly and accurately identifies what is safe and what is a threat, not just what is in a blacklist or whitelist. By coupling sophisticated math and machine learning with a unique understanding of a hacker’s mentality, Cylance provides the technology and services to be truly predictive and preventive against advanced threats.
Cylance has raised a total of $177M in 4 funding rounds as of Jun 8, 2016 when the company secured their last funding of Series D, bagging $100M from Blackstone Tactical Opportunities & 8 other investors.
Cylance's product CylancePROTECT®, is the world's first next-generation antivirus built on artificial intelligence and machine learning.