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In 3 bullets, summarize why this company is different from the competition and deserves recognition:

- Tipped as “Best Buy” in SC Magazine’s Next Generation Endpoint Security Group Test and positioned as a visionary leader by Gartner, in the 2016 Magic Quadrant.
- Announced $100 million in Series D financing, led by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities and Insight Venture Partners, with participation by Citi Ventures.
- Ernst & Young selected Stuart McClure, CEO, Founder and President of Cylance as Entrepreneur of the Year in Orange County across a competitive field of technology executives.

In less than 300 words, summarize the achievements of the company in the nominated category

o 3000+ customers, including 50 of the Fortune 500 (a 455% increase since the close of Q4 2015)
o 3.1 million endpoints
o Market penetration in 20 vertical industries
o 1089 percent growth in billings year over year

Cylance’s Fortune 500 customer list includes 20 of the top energy, oil and gas companies, 34 of the top healthcare companies, 43 of the top banking and financial services companies and 46 of the top high-tech companies.

Growing more than 1000 percent year-over-year, Cylance’s recent $100 million Series D funding round will be used to power global business expansion and continued technology development. Our strategic investors include DFJ Growth, KRR, Dell Ventures, Capital One Ventures, Citi Ventures, TenEleven Ventures, Thomvest, DraperNexus, Blackstone, Fairhaven Capital and Khosla Ventures.

Cylance has used artificial intelligence to enable today’s enterprise and government organizations to prevent cyber attacks on the endpoint. Cylance’s award-winning next-generation antivirus product, CylancePROTECT™, is being rapidly adopted by organizations seeking to rip and replace legacy antivirus solutions that are no longer able to prevent execution of malware in modern cyber attacks.

CylancePROTECT stops what others don’t, without requiring a cloud connection or frequent updates, all while using a fraction of the system resources traditionally associated with antivirus and endpoint security software.

Standing apart from a cybersecurity industry reliant upon outdated detection and response models, Cylance secures through prediction and pre-response at the enterprise endpoint, preventing malware and advanced persistent threat breaches before they cause harm.

We also offer CylanceV, an incident response and forensics tool that enables enterprises to seamlessly integrate the power of the Cylance engine into the SOC, CSIRT, Helpdesk and everywhere in-between. In addition, we offer professional services that provide pre-attack penetration and vulnerability testing, compromise assessments and post-attack incident response. Cylance specializes in securing critical infrastructure and key resources for education, energy, financial services, government, healthcare, heavy industry, and oil.

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