Please Note: CylancePROTECT is currently in the process of being replaced by Microsoft Defender for Endpoint. Windows computers are gradually being converted and macOS devices will be converted at a later date.
CylancePROTECT is an advanced threat protection program that utilizes machine learning and artificial intelligence to categorize files and running processes. Files deemed ‘unsafe’ or ‘abnormal’ are quarantined, while memory exploit attempts are blocked.
CylancePROTECT, unlike most antivirus solutions, is not reliant on daily virus definition updates or weekly system scans; so it is less CPU, memory, and hard drive intensive which should provide end user’s a better user experience.
When CylancePROTECT detects an issue with connectivity to the cloud-based management console, a yellow indicator will appear over the Cylance icon. When Cylance detects an unsafe or abnormal file that has yet to be remediated a red indicator will appear over the Cylance icon.