The defender of our computers
February 02, 2018

The defender of our computers

Andrew Vawdrey | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Cylance

Cylance is being used across our whole organization. It is an anti-virus program to protect our computers. I really like how lightweight it runs on the computers and is basically maintenance free as it doesn't have to constantly update to new certificates and doesn't always need to do full system scans. Cylance is next gen as it runs everything through its algorithm to tell if it is malicious or not. It first runs a scan on the whole device and then from then it scans every file it comes in contact with, therefore it never needs time to run a whole scan like other antivirus programs do.
  • Can detect zero-day threats
  • Takes very minimal processing power and memory
  • Maintenance free
  • A bit pricey
  • Can stop some dev tools from working (but can tweak it so it doesn't)
  • We have the piece of mind that our endpoints are protected.
  • We have more time to work on other projects as we don't have to worry about computers being on to have scheduled scans.
  • Our computers CPU and RAM aren't going to be taken up with big process like typical anti-virus programs do.
Cylance was steps ahead of these other competitors with the technology they use. Yes, it was a bit more pricey than the others but we found it to be worth the extra cost because we wanted to make sure we would be the most protected we could be. Some of the others were not easy to roll out and the UI was just terrible and Cylance just had it all, easy to roll out and had a good looking, easy to use UI.
Cylance would be good for any computer environment as the internet is a scary place with constant threats that can infect your computer. Cylance can be used on about any computer to protect it from any known or unknown threat.

Because Cylance is based on an algorithm it can protect from zero-day unknown attacks like ransomware. Any business should be taking precautions never run into a situation where they may be able to get hacked by ransomware.