Cylance Smart Antivirus
New Student Benefit: Protect Your Devices Against Malware with Cylance Smart Antivirus
NEIT is pleased to offer students anti-virus software to safeguard personal devices from malware, ransomware, and other cyberattacks. We have partnered with Cylance® to protect our corporate devices, and as part of our steadfast commitment to information security, we are now happy to offer students exclusive access to the same caliber of anti-malware protection for up to 10 of your devices.
About the Product
Existing antivirus solutions are no longer adequate in protecting us against malicious software. Traditional antivirus technologies rely on signatures that are created in response to newly discovered computer viruses after the fact. Developed in the 1990s when there was an average of one new computer virus a month, traditional antivirus is not capable of protecting its users against today’s barrage of malicious software (half a million in one day) that threatens the world.
- Traditional antivirus needs to be constantly updated with new signatures in response to newly discovered threats
- Relying on signatures means some people must be infected for others to be protected
- Consumers often complain that traditional antivirus software slows their system down
- Consumers complain about annoying pop-ups from traditional antivirus that often asks users to make critical security decisions that they do not have enough information to make
Cylance Smart Antivirus™ is the world’s first smart antivirus solution that will proactively protect against the latest cybersecurity threats. It does not require signature updates because it uses artificial intelligence to block known and unknown malicious software before it can infect a device. It gives you peace of mind, allowing you to pursue your passions in a digital world without having to worry about being a victim of cybercriminals.
- Proactive Protection — Predicts and blocks never-seen-before malware attacks on you and your loved ones — before it can harm your system
- Simple and Effortless — Easy to install, manage, and configure; updates itself and automatically protects your devices for a set-it-and-forget-it security experience
- Low Performance Impact — Silently protects your devices without bogging down performance
To take advantage of this offer, follow the instructions in the following link to register your license: https://home-registration.cylance.com. You must use your NEIT email address when registering to receive your free license.
- Students must register with their @email.neit.edu email address.
- NEIT has no access to student systems/dashboard.
- NEIT provides no support for this offering. Students need to contact Cylance for support.
NOTE: After your license has been created and setup, you can log into your Cylance Smart Antivirus Dashboard at any time by going to https://mydashboard.cylance.com (we recommend bookmarking this link on your web browser).
NEIT has no access to your license, dashboard or systems once you register. NEIT also provides no support for the product. If you require support, please contact Cylance.