Leading IT Security Distributor partners with Cylance® to meet rising demands in META for preventive cybersecurity solutions and services

Monday, June 27, 2016 - Dubai, UAE - StarLink, the region's trusted security-specialized "True" Value-Added-Distributor (VAD), announced today that it has inked a distribution contract with Cylance®, the company that is revolutionizing cybersecurity through the use of artificial intelligence to proactively prevent advanced persistent threats and malware. StarLink will sell, install and support Cylance® products through its extensive network of Channel Partners to enterprise and government customers in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa.

This partnership is the next step to expedite the growth and adoption of Cylance’s proactive and preventive artificial intelligence technology across the EMEA region.

Cylance has produced the world’s most advanced malware detection and attack prevention technology, which is protecting more than 1000 global organizations and millions of computers today. With ransomware emerging as one of the most challenging cyber threats of 2016 causing real harm to businesses and individuals across the globe, Cylance has established itself as a world leader in combating ransomware attacks with prevention, as well as helping new customers who have called upon Cylance for assistance in remediation from the effects of cyberattacks that leveraged Trojan malware. With customized cyberattack toolkits available to hackers, this strain of malware is currently causing 90,000 infections per day, and costing businesses worldwide $60 million dollars per year in breach-related costs.

Avinash Advani, VP Business Strategy at StarLink commented, “Cylance fits perfectly into the Threat Protection unit of StarLink’s Solutions Lifecycle.” He added, “With the state of the IT Security landscape in the region, combined with Cylance's next-generation endpoint technology, there is excellent potential for us to rapidly grow market share by assisting enterprise and government customers protect their environments against cyberattacks. We are truly excited about this partnership.” 

Evan Davidson, VP of EMEA Sales, Cylance said: “We are seeing outstanding interest from customers and partners across the EMEA region, with the recognition that we offer a preventive endpoint solution that really works and breaks the boundaries of traditional AV solutions. We are looking forward to working with our channel partner who has a valued reputation and disruptive approach to cyber security to accelerate market demand across the EMEA region, and to gain a commanding footprint in preventing malware and advanced threats for enterprises across the globe."

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