Cylance Inc., the leading provider of AI-driven, prevention-first security solutions, today launched Cylance Smart Antivirus, AI-powered antivirus software designed specifically for consumers. By extending the enterprise-grade AI of CylancePROTECT into the home, Cylance provides internet users with next-generation security software that proactively predicts and blocks never-before-seen threats.
More than 350,000 new pieces of malware are created every day, and traditional consumer antivirus software simply can’t keep pace with today’s security reality. Existing solutions rely on reactive, signature-based technologies that slow down systems, bombard users with pop-up notifications, and require some form of breach in order to begin detecting malware. The exponential growth of malicious code, especially zero-day threats and ransomware, requires more innovative and thoughtful solutions to adequately—and effectively—protect end-users.
To help consumers stay ahead of bad actors, Cylance Smart Antivirus provides predictive security to spot and block threats before they have a chance to run without affecting device performance or disrupting the user.
“Consumers deserve security software that is fast, easy to use, and effective,” said Christopher Bray, senior vice president, Cylance Consumer. “The consumer antivirus market is long overdue for a groundbreaking solution built on robust technology that allows them to control their security environment.”
With Cylance Smart Antivirus, everyday internet users now have the option to purchase next-generation software built on artificial intelligence. Many people have experience with legacy products that are only as good as their last update. Such tools require extensive manual interactions such as downloads, installations, reboots, and scans. Cylance Smart Antivirus is a game-changer by offering an easy set-it-and-forget-it security experience that gives consumers true peace of mind and ease of use. Key features include:
- Predictive threat prevention: With its AI-driven approach, Cylance Smart Antivirus is designed to proactively stop malicious threats, including complex malware variants.
- Minimal impact on performance: Cylance Smart Antivirus runs silently and constantly without noticeable degradation of device performance, diminishing the constant pop-ups, scan requests, and bloatware features that characterize existing AV solutions.
- Effortless user experience: Easy to install and manage, Cylance Smart Antivirus automatically updates in the background for a set-it-and-forget-it security experience. Users can get up and running in minutes, without unnecessary updates or reboots.
- Visibility: Cylance Smart Antivirus empowers the technical expert in any family with full awareness and control of the security status of all devices regardless of device location. An easy-to-use web dashboard lets users set alerts if an attack has been blocked, monitor the status of protected devices, and view lists of malicious files blocked on each device.
- Simple pricing: Cylance Smart Antivirus offers fair and transparent pricing. Unlike many vendors that steeply discount the first year of usage only to surprise consumers with auto-renewals at much higher rates, Cylance discounts subsequent years of use to encourage and reward long-term security hygiene.