Cylance unveils Smart Antivirus for consumers

AI security

Traditional signature-based antivirus solutions struggle to cope with the pace of change in today's malware world. But while enterprises have had access to sophisticated machine learning solutions for a while these have largely been denied to consumers.

Now though Cylance is launching an AI-based antivirus solution aimed at the domestic internet user.


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," says Christopher Bray, senior vice president of 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."

Features include predictive threat prevention that can proactively stop malicious threats, including complex malware variants. It's easy to install and manage, and automatically updates in the background for a set-it-and-forget-it security experience. Users can get up and running in minutes, without updates or reboots.

The technical expert in any family has full awareness and control of the security status of all devices regardless of 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.

Pricing is fair and transparent and packages are available for single machines or entire households. Unlike many vendors that 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.

Cylance Smart Antivirus is available for Windows and macOS systems and can be downloaded now from the company's website.

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