Cylance Becomes First Technology Partner in NTT Security Cyber Security Innovation Programme with AI-based Advanced Endpoint Protection
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
NTT Security, the global information security and risk management company, has today announced that it has chosen to work with next-generation endpoint security company Cylance on a joint go-to-market strategy. The deal sees Cylance become the first new technology partner since NTT Security launched its Cyber Security Innovation Programme in the UK in August. The new programme enables NTT Security to explore and test the evolving technology landscape, and select the most innovative companies as partners.
Cylance provides a preventative cybersecurity solution that stops advanced persistent threats and malware at the endpoint. The company’s solution leverages artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to analyse code for malicious traits before it ever executes on the endpoint – most often the weakest part of an organisation’s network.
Peter Cunningham, Senior Vice President Northern Europe, NTT Security, says “This is an important step forward in our plans to partner with innovative companies and technologies, particularly in the evolving and exciting field of AI. As leaders in both of our fields, it means NTT Security and Cylance can offer a unique approach as part of our go to market strategy – a truly preventative solution, that protects customers’ systems and investment in IT, allowing them to focus on what matters; running their business.
“We will utilise our experience in delivering the Full Security Life Cycle and extensive resources, including pre-sales, and professional services, to work closely with Cylance to address the increasing demand for preventative cybersecurity solutions.”
Didi Dayton, Vice President of worldwide Channels, Cylance, adds: “We are very excited to be partnering with NTT Security. NTT Security is a key strategic partner for us, having made investments in security that have positioned them uniquely in the market to see where cybersecurity is going. Their understanding about what differentiates Cylance’s AI approach from other cybersecurity vendors combined with their global reach will allow us to drive forward with our ambition to protect every endpoint under the sun and prevent our customers from the most sophisticated, damaging and ever evolving cyberattacks.”
NTT Security Cyber Security Innovation Programme
More than 20 technology vendors have joined the NTT Security Cyber Security Innovation Programme to date. Each vendor is independently evaluated by security experts who identify how the solution can truly innovate and meet customers’ needs. NTT Security also tests the innovations in real life environments to ensure they function and deliver value in complex business environments.
According to Dave Polton, Chief Technology Architect at NTT Security: “The role of the Cyber Security Innovation Programme is to work with innovative and ambitious vendors – largely focusing on machine based learning and intelligence based solutions. Cylance certainly fits the brief with its endpoint security solution, CylancePROTECT®. It’s an exciting technology that will become an important part of our customers’ enterprise security architecture.”
About NTT Security
NTT Security is the specialized security company of NTT Group. With embedded security we enable Group companies (Dimension Data, NTT Communications and NTT DATA) to deliver resilient business solutions for clients’ digital transformation needs. NTT Security has 10 SOCs, seven R&D centers, over 1,500 security experts and handles hundreds of thousands of security incidents annually across six continents.
NTT Security ensures that resources are used effectively by delivering the right mix of consulting and managed services for NTT Group companies – making best use of local resources and leveraging our global capabilities. NTT Security is part of the NTT Group (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation), one of the largest ICT companies in the world. Visit nttsecurity.com to learn more.