This IDC Insight analyzes Cylance, a company within the endpoint security market among the growing list of specialized threat analysis and protection (STAP) vendors, and reviews key success factors: market potential, products and services, competitive edge, customers, and corporate strategy. Detailed questions are used to assess Cylance across the five success factors. The answers are assigned a value from 1 (weak) to 4 (strong). Leveraging IDC's expert understanding of the competitive landscape and future outlook, this document provides insight into private companies based on IDC's unique watch score system:
Market potential: Market growth potential, strength of competition, and current stage of market (early adopters versus late majority)
Products and services: Level of differentiation, disruptive capability, and scalability
Competitive edge: Competitive landscape and peer assessment
Customers: Number of existing customers, quality of existing customer base, geographic reach, and size of addressable market in the coming years, given the vendor's current capabilities
Corporate strategy: Go-to-market strategy, management pedigree, and financial status (running on venture capital with insignificant revenue versus self-sustaining and not seeking additional rounds of funding)
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