Cylance is a company providing cybersecurity products and services. It offers Cylance Protect, an AI endpoint protection product; Cylance Optics, a detection and response solution; Cylance Guard, a subscription-based managed detection and response offering; and Cylance Smart Antivirus, a security tool for home digital devices. The company also provides industrial control systems, IoT and embedded systems, as well as Red Team services. Cylance serves education, energy, financial services, government, healthcare, retail, and critical infrastructure markets.

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Parent CompanyBlackBerry
HQIrvine, US
Cybersecurity ratingCMore
Cylance was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Irvine, US

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Key People/Management at Cylance

John Chen

John Chen

Executive Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, BlackBerry
Ryan Permeh

Ryan Permeh

Chief Scientist, Co-founder, Senior Vice President and Chief Security Architect, BlackBerry
Eric Cornelius

Eric Cornelius

Chief Technology Officer
Randall Cook

Randall Cook

Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, BlackBerry
Marjorie Dickman

Marjorie Dickman

Chief Government Affairs and Public Policy Officer, BlackBerry
Tom Eacobacci

Tom Eacobacci

President of BlackBerry
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Cylance Office Locations

Cylance has offices in Irvine, Cork and Chiyoda
Irvine, US (HQ)
400 Spectrum Center Dr #1100
Cork, IE
Floor, 89, 90 South Mall St, Centre
Chiyoda, JP
1 Chome-5-1 Marunouchi
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Cylance Financials and Metrics

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Total Funding

$298.1 m


In total, Cylance had raised $298.1 m. Cylance is a subsidiary of BlackBerry

Cylance Revenue

Cylance's revenue was reported to be $100 m in Y, 2017 which is a 121.7% increase from the previous period.
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Cylance Operating Metrics

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Enterprise Customers

3.80 k



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Cylance Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
SpearPoint Security ServicesJanuary 17, 2015
Skout ForensicsOctober 04, 2012
Ridgeway Internet SecurityOctober 02, 2012

Cylance Cybersecurity Score

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Cylance Online and Social Media Presence

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Cylance News and Updates

BlackBerry pairs Cylance with QNX for AI-powered security in connected cars

BlackBerry is integrating Cylance with QNX to enable automakers and fleet operators to add AI-powered security and safety features to their connected cars.

Cylance is golden: BlackBerry’s new cybersecurity R&D lab is all about AI and IoT

BlackBerry launching a new business unit dedicated entirely to cybersecurity R&D, with Cylance and machine learning a core focus.

BlackBerry to buy cybersecurity firm Cylance for $1.4 bln

Canadian software maker BlackBerry Ltd said on Friday it will acquire Cylance, an artificial intelligence and cybersecurity company, for $1.4 billion in cash.

BlackBerry is in talks to acquire cybersecurity company Cylance for $1.5 billion (BB)

BlackBerry is in talks to buy cybersecurity startup Cylance for as much as $1.5 billion, sources told Business Insider. A deal could be announced as soon as next week.  BlackBerry is in discussions to acquire cybersecurity startup Cylance, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter. …

Cylance Tech Chief Leaves to Helm Cyber Startup

Meet the new CEO of Awake Security.

Cylance expands its AI-powered antivirus software to the consumer market

The global cybersecurity market is estimated to be a $232 billion industry by 2022, up from around $138 billion last year. As such, the enterprise-focused cybersecurity market is brimming with well-funded startups. In the past few months, a number of these have elected to go public, such as Zscaler …
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Cylance Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Cylance founded?

    Cylance was founded in 2012.

  • Who are Cylance key executives?

    Cylance's key executives are John Chen, Ryan Permeh and Eric Cornelius.

  • How many employees does Cylance have?

    Cylance has 520 employees.

  • What is Cylance revenue?

    Latest Cylance annual revenue is $100 m.

  • What is Cylance revenue per employee?

    Latest Cylance revenue per employee is $192.3 k.

  • Who are Cylance competitors?

    Competitors of Cylance include GoSecure, SparkCognition and Absolute Software.

  • Where is Cylance headquarters?

    Cylance headquarters is located at 400 Spectrum Center Dr #1100, Irvine.

  • Where are Cylance offices?

    Cylance has offices in Irvine, Cork and Chiyoda.

  • How many offices does Cylance have?

    Cylance has 3 offices.