Overview of Blackberry Cylance
Cylance has been in the cybersecurity business for almost twenty years, with its initial products focusing on endpoint security. This knowledge and expertise are filtered into the Blackberry Cylance antivirus and as such, it stands as a formidable piece of software.
Although the device plans are reasonably priced, they may still be a bit high for those consumers after an antivirus at low cost. Blackberry Cylance Antivirus is powerful but limited in features.
How to Set It Up and Uninstall
There’s no free trial available, so once you’ve paid for the software, you can download the installation file relevant to your device.
- Once the file is downloaded, you can run it and select an installation path.
- After the installation is complete, register the product on the main Cylance website.
- That’s it. There is no need to configure anything in the antivirus software as it runs continuously.
Uninstallation is as easy as using your device’s add/remove programs option.
As stated, Blackberry Cylance Antivirus doesn’t offer any extra protection.
|Platform||Windows, Mac, Android, Apple products|
|USD Virus Scans||No|
|Automated Virus Scans||Yes|
Instead of offering specific scans, Blackberry Cylance antivirus provides continuous protection.
|Plan||Price||Number of Devices|
Blackberry Cylance Antivirus
$29.00 / 1 year
Artificial Intelligence antivirus auto-scan and protect
|$39.00 / 1 year||5||Same as above|
|Blackberry Cylance Antivirus||$49.00 / 1 year||10||Same as above|
Blackberry Cylance offers a $30 discount for new customers purchasing the 5 device 1-year plan and a generous $50 discount for those interested in the 10 device plan for 1 year.
Privacy and Security
Privacy - although there’s no dedicated feature to prevent phishing or zero-day attacks, Blackberry Cylance Antivirus should, in theory, stop associated ransomware before it can install itself on your device.
Security - Cylance’s A.I. algorithm constantly monitors for suspicious behavior, as well as updates itself, so as to catch viruses faster than standard antivirus software.
Performance and Protection
Since Blackberry Cylance Antivirus runs itself and can’t be set to specific scans, it’s low on RAM and CPU usage. Plus its artificial intelligence proactively prevents any suspicious files from even being downloaded.
Blackberry Cylance Antivirus quarantines any malware file before it can open.
The same A.I. that stops malware also actively watches for ransomware.
Although there’s no specific phishing-related feature, Blackberry Cylance Antivirus technically has the power to prevent associated threats from infiltrating your device.
Even if you navigate to a dodgy website, Cylance Antivirus should catch the spyware straight away.
Since it’s focused on antivirus prevention, Blackberry Cylance doesn’t provide a specific firewall capability.
Lab Test Results
Blackberry Cylance Antivirus has been rated effective by AV-Test, one of the leading cybersecurity testing companies.
Ease of Use and Interface
There is no dashboard - instead, you just click on the taskbar icon to bring up options. Therefore, Blackberry Cylance Antivirus is both incredibly easy to use and very light on your device’s power usage.
Users can access free customer support via the main website.