IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cylance® Inc., the company that revolutionized traditional antivirus with AI-powered prevention that blocks everyday malware along with today’s most advanced cyber threats, has named security industry veteran Christopher Bray to launch its consumer division as the company’s senior vice president and general manager of consumer. Cylance currently sells its artificial intelligence-based CylancePROTECT® product to businesses, universities, and government organizations, but plans to offer a version for consumers in 2018.
“All of us at Cylance are thrilled to bring Christopher on board to architect our consumer strategy,” said Stuart McClure, president and CEO at Cylance. “His direct experience building business relationships and consumer businesses for security software companies will provide a strong foundation and ensure a successful launch.”
Bray began his career in brand management for Procter & Gamble, but quickly moved into sales and marketing management positions for Dell in South Africa. Following that period, Bray held a variety of executive positions during more than a decade spent with McAfee Security, ultimately advancing to become the senior vice president and general manager of consumer PC OEM/ISP/Retail/Mobile. Most recently Bray served as senior vice president of Norton Field Sales and Marketing at Symantec.
At McAfee, Bray was instrumental in growing a small consumer business that represented a fraction of the company’s overall revenue to the point of representing approximately half the company’s total turnover and almost all of the company’s total profit. At Symantec, Bray spearheaded Norton’s re-entry into PC OEM and other large, high-volume consumer distribution partnerships, positioning the Norton business for a return to growth.
“I’m passionate about building a consumer business at Cylance that’s unlike anything anyone’s ever seen in consumer security,” Bray said. “Cylance has already broken the mold with its artificial intelligence-based breakthrough product for business, and now we can do something equally unique and market disruptive for home users, whose current signature-based, reactive solutions are straining to keep up with the exponential growth in threats. We have the opportunity to redefine consumer security away from the bloated, system-slowing, noisy and pop-up-riddled experience so many consumers associate with legacy vendors, to something sleek and engaging that they embrace, which is actually effective in proactively protecting them against unknown threats.”
Bray will lead the Cylance consumer division from the company’s Austin, Texas office.
About Cylance® Inc.
Cylance is the first company to apply artificial intelligence, algorithmic science and machine learning to cybersecurity to prevent the most advanced security threats in the world. Using a breakthrough predictive analysis process, CylancePROTECT® quickly and accurately identifies what is benign and what is a threat, and prevents malicious code from ever executing on a targeted system. By coupling advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence with a unique understanding of an attacker’s mentality, Cylance provides technology and services that are truly predictive and preventive against the most advanced threats. For more information visit: http://www.cylance.com/
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