Cylance says its enterprise endpoint security platform uses mathematical analysis and machine learning to detect threats, rather than signatures and blacklists. The platform uses an agent that integrates with existing software management systems such as McAfee ePO and IBM Endpoint Manager. The agent analyzes and classifies file characteristics on each endpoint system to discern whether an object is good or bad. After it identifies a threat, it will stop execution of the malware.
The Irvine, Calif.-based company was founded and is led by two former McAfee executives. Cylance CEO Stuart McClure (pictured) was executive vice president, CTO and general manager of the Security Management Business Unit at McAfee. Cylance Chief Scientist Ryan Permeh served as chief scientist at McAfee where he built out its TRACE research team.