But the absence of URL-monitoring means that Cylance also doesn't offer any protection against phishing sites, those fraudulent websites that trick users into giving away security credentials.
Why on earth would Cylance need behavioural analysis and sandboxing if it relies on AI? Does this guy get paid for writing this?Heuristic detection, behavioral analysis, sandboxing, and many other advanced features go into most modern antivirus programs. And Cylance Smart Antivirus uses none of those familiar techniques
As noted, Cylance doesn't attempt to identify malware-hosting websites, instead relying on its AI to identify and block the actual malware, no matter where it came from. That makes sense. But the absence of URL-monitoring means that Cylance also doesn't offer any protection against phishing sites, those fraudulent websites that trick users into giving away security credentials.
I'm not from any of those. I'm from South America, and they said it's not a problem, we're gonna buy through a distributer in Chile.
I'm contemplating purchasing a consumer subscription. Interested to find out how it performs.
This looks really interesting. I've got some subscriptions on a few PCs/laptops coming up for renewal. I'm really interested to see what people think of this on a consumer level. Prices seem pretty competitive. They don't bundle bloat. Very interesting.
I had a conference yesterday with a Cylance's engineer, and we discussed about the corporate edition. Interesting mentioned facts to point out:
- Yes, there is a possibility to whitelist. From the web panel.
- Cylance is fully compatible with others antivirus, though another antivirus is not needed. Also compatible with complements (anti-exe, OSArmor, though not needed?)
- No, it's not CIA funding, or funded by any government, according to them. They do offer service to many federal/national agencies, but they got their fundings to start from private investors/organizations.
- About telemetry: only share suspicious samples if you allow the option, and some minimum data if you allow it. Else it won't share practically anything. "Practically", something must be shared.
- False positives: last version reported 0,0001884% of FP
- Max. 3% CPU, average 1% CPU, 90MB RAM
- Totally independant, does not rely or work for any other antivirus or security firm
- Delay to open executables: 50ms per 75K (weird numbers but that's what they said)
- Also protects MAC and Linux
- Inclused Application Control, option to block every installer run after the product has been installed and configured
I share some pictures I took from the panel
I have a corporate version of Cylance not the home version but my dashboard does not have half of what you are showing and mine is basically read only: