Cylance does deal with Toshiba

cylance-160311095453-thumbnail-4Cylance, the security outfit which offers AI-powered prevention that blocks everyday malware along with today’s most advanced cyberthreats, has signed a distributor agreement with Toshiba.

Toshiba Industrial ICT Solutions has launched sales of CylancePROTECT, an antivirus solution that leverages artificial intelligence (AI) to prevent the execution of malware at the endpoint.

Attacks by ransomware and other malicious programs have increased rapidly in recent years. CylancePROTECT is a machine-learning platform that harnesses the power of artificial intelligence to detect and prevents the execution of such malware in real time.

Unlike conventional antivirus products that use signatures to detect threats, CylancePROTECT pinpoints both known and unknown malware by breaking down files to the DNA level to analyse and classify millions of attributes per file.

Prior to the launch of sales, the Toshiba Group started in-house deployment in June 2016, installing CylancePROTECT on approximately 5,500 endpoints, including virtual desktop environments.

The software claims to provide accurate detection of zero-day and variant ransomware and other malware that was missed by previously used conventional signature-based antivirus products

Same detection capabilities confirmed in PCs that were disconnected from the company network and the internet.