London, UK; 2 November 2016 – NTT Security, the global information security and risk management company, has today announced that it has chosen to work with next-generation endpoint security company Cylance on a joint go-to-market strategy. The deal sees Cylance become the first new technology partner since NTT Security launched its Cyber Security Innovation Programme in the UK in August. The new programme enables NTT Security to explore and test the evolving technology landscape, and select the most innovative companies as partners.
Cylance provides a preventative cybersecurity solution that stops advanced persistent threats and malware at the endpoint. The company’s solution leverages artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to analyse code for malicious traits before it ever executes on the endpoint – most often the weakest part of an organisation’s network.
Peter Cunningham, Senior Vice President Northern Europe, NTT Security, says “This is an important step forward in our plans to partner with innovative companies and technologies, particularly in the evolving and exciting field of AI. As leaders in both of our fields, it means NTT Security and Cylance can offer a unique approach as part of our go to market strategy – a truly preventative solution, that protects customers’ systems and investment in IT, allowing them to focus on what matters; running their business.
“We will utilise our experience in delivering the Full Security Life Cycle and extensive resources, including pre-sales, and professional services, to work closely with Cylance to address the increasing demand for preventative cybersecurity solutions.”
Didi Dayton, Vice President of worldwide Channels, Cylance, adds: “We are very excited to be partnering with NTT Security. NTT Security is a key strategic partner for us, having made investments in security that have positioned them uniquely in the market to see where cybersecurity is going. Their understanding about what differentiates Cylance’s AI approach from other cybersecurity vendors combined with their global reach will allow us to drive forward with our ambition to protect every endpoint under the sun and prevent our customers from the most sophisticated, damaging and ever evolving cyberattacks.”
NTT Security Cyber Security Innovation Programme
More than 20 technology vendors have joined the NTT Security Cyber Security Innovation Programme to date. Each vendor is independently evaluated by security experts who identify how the solution can truly innovate and meet customers’ needs. NTT Security also tests the innovations in real life environments to ensure they function and deliver value in complex business environments.
According to Dave Polton, Chief Technology Architect at NTT Security: “The role of the Cyber Security Innovation Programme is to work with innovative and ambitious vendors – largely focusing on machine based learning and intelligence based solutions. Cylance certainly fits the brief with its endpoint security solution, CylancePROTECT®. It’s an exciting technology that will become an important part of our customers’ enterprise security architecture.”
About NTT Security
NTT Security seamlessly delivers cyber resilience by enabling organizations to build high-performing and effective security, and risk management programs with controls that enable the increasingly connected world and digital economy to overcome constantly changing security challenges. Through the Full Security Life Cycle, we ensure that scarce resources are used effectively by providing the right mix of integrated consulting, managed, cloud, and hybrid services – delivered by local resources and leveraging our global capabilities. NTT Security is part of the NTT Group (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation), one of the largest information and communications technology (ICT) companies in the world. For more information, visit www.nttsecurity.com
About Cylance® Inc.
Cylance is the only company to offer a preventive cybersecurity solution that stops advanced threats and malware at the most vulnerable point: the endpoint. Applying a revolutionary artificial intelligence approach, the Cylance endpoint security solution, CylancePROTECT®, analyzes the DNA of code prior to its execution on the endpoint to find and prevent threats others can’t, while using a fraction of the system resources associated with endpoint antivirus and detect and respond solutions that are deployed in enterprises today. For more information visit: www.cylance.com
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