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Cylance Private Vendor Watchlist Profile: Next-Generation Antivirus?

Cylance Private Vendor Watchlist Profile: Next-Generation Antivirus?

Overall Score: 17/20

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)
Please Note: Extended description available upon request.


IDC Opinion
In This Insight
Situation Overview
I. Market Potential
Market
II. Products and Services
III. Competitive Edge
Competitive Landscape
IV. Customers
V. Corporate Strategy
Leadership
Key Acquisitions
Current Investors
Company Overview
Table: Cylance Company Snapshot
Table: Cylance Funding History

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