Protect your AWS Linux Instances with Cylance's AI-Powered Cloud Security Solution

Cylance announced support for Amazon's AWS cloud environment support with its CylancePROTECT for the cloud.

Industry-wide cloud adoption though changed the business dynamics and increased the speed of innovation but also equally brought forward security concerns to the fore. This is due to advancements into the technologies as well as highly advanced zero-day intrusions. This is true for public, private or hybrid-cloud implementations and application deployments

The announcement notes, CylancePROTECT is artificial intelligence-driven cloud security threat prevention solution. It uses artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities to block malware infections that safeguard against script-based, files, memory, and external device based attacks that are both known and unknown. Now very same solution now protects applications running on AWS Linux instances from cyber threats.

CylanceOPTICS can be used to provide insight and threat hunting capabilities against threats in the AWS environment. CylanceOPTICS, an endpoint detection, and response (EDR) solution use machine learning threat detection modules and monitors endpoint to uncover and prevent incidents.

Executive Opinion

Founder and chief executive at Cylance, Stuart McClure, said, “We are excited to make our AI-driven, prevention-first security solutions available to cloud computing environments. By approaching security with sophisticated machine learning techniques and offering scalable threat detection, response, root cause analysis, and threat hunting, Cylance helps prevent data breaches that impact the security of an organization’s data in the cloud.”

Principal analyst at Canalys, Matthew Ball, said, “Endpoint security has evolved from signature-based malware scanning, detecting, and blocking to more advanced capabilities. AI on the endpoint is a game-changer for cyber security providers by enabling customers to implement hybrid-IT strategies that utilize both cloud and on-premises resources, while protecting the most vulnerable points in their extended networks. Without AI, securing customer data will become even more challenging as IT complexity increases.”

Recent Acquisition

It should be noted that BlackBerry has recently acquired Cylance for USD $1.4 Billion in cash. This is the largest ever acquisition by Blackberry and commences its entry into the artificial intelligence market. Cylance will continue to operate as a separate business unit.

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