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Cylance Places 171 on the Inc. 5000


Company Joins the List For Third Consecutive Year

Inc. magazine today revealed that Cylance
is ranked number 171 on the 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious
ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list
represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the
American economy's most dynamic segment—independent small businesses.
Microsoft, Dell, Domino's Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp,
Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national
exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

"In the highly competitive security market, it is our honor to be
recognized again with a position on the Inc. 5000," said Stuart McClure,
founder and chief executive at Cylance. "We are grateful to the
customers who have invested in our vision and the partners that stand
shoulder-to-shoulder with us to deliver innovative solutions that
resolve today's most insidious security issues."

Not only have the companies on the 2018 Inc. 5000 been competitive
within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth
compared with prior lists. The 2018 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding
three-year average growth of 538.2 percent, and a median rate of 171.8
percent. The Inc. 5000's aggregate revenue was $206.1 billion in 2017,
accounting for 664,095 jobs over the past three years. Complete results
of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database
that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found

"If your company is on the Inc. 5000, it's unparalleled recognition of
your years of hard work and sacrifice," says Inc. editor-in-chief James
Ledbetter. "The lines of business may come and go, or come and stay.
What doesn't change is the way entrepreneurs create and accelerate the
forces that shape our lives."

While the Inc. 5000 list reflects Cylance's growth through the end of
2017, the company has achieved a number of milestones in the past year:

  • Closing of $120 million funding round led by funds managed by
    Blackstone Tactical Opportunities
  • Delivery of Cylance
    Smart Antivirus
    , AI-powered antivirus software designed
    specifically for consumers
  • New releases of prevention-first security solutions CylancePROTECT®
    and CylanceOPTICS™
    that deliver capabilities designed to further decrease the noise and
    clutter of the security stack
  • Formed Cylance
    Axiom Alliances Program
    , a global community of cybersecurity
    solution providers working together to deliver a prevention-first
    approach to security

The top 500 companies on the list will be featured in the September
issue of Inc., available on newsstands August 15); the entire
list will be available online at

Join Cylance at the Prevent
2018 User Conference
September 18-20 in Huntington Beach and connect
to protect with today's foremost Cybersecurity experts.

About Cylance® Inc.

Cylance uses artificial intelligence to deliver prevention-first,
predictive security products and specialized security services that
change how organizations approach endpoint security. Cylance's security
solutions provide full spectrum predictive threat prevention and
visibility across the enterprise, combatting threats such as malware,
ransomware, fileless malware, malicious scripts, weaponized docs, and
other attack vectors. With AI based malware prevention, application and
script control, memory protection, device policy enforcement, root cause
analysis, threat hunting, automated threat detection and response,
coupled with expert security services, Cylance can protect endpoints
without increasing staff workload or costs. For more information visit:

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000


The 2018 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when
comparing 2014 and 2018. To qualify, companies must have been founded
and generating revenue by March 31, 2014. They had to be U.S.-based,
privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or
divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2017. (Since then, a
number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The
minimum revenue required for 2014 is $100,000; the minimum for 2017 is
$2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for
subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.'s
September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can
be found at

About Inc. Media

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only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing
private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today's
innovative company builders. Inc. took home the National Magazine
Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. The total monthly
audience reach for the brand has been growing significantly, from
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The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the
nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list has become the hallmark
of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards
Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates the remarkable achievements
of these companies. The event also offers informative workshops,
celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

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