2017-04-15T03:22:00Z
it_user647277 - PeerSpot reviewer
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Can Cylance be used with Symantec or Kaspersky endpoint solutions without conflict?

Traditionally, having more than one anti-virus / anti-malware product, particularly with built-in firewall can provide conflicts that render part of one or both of the products to be ineffective. However, since Cylance appears to work very differently, I am hopeful that Cylance can be used alongside other high-level products. 

Can Cylance be used with Symantec or Kaspersky endpoint solutions without conflict?

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it_user370587 - PeerSpot reviewer
Product Marketing Engineer at blue coat
Real User
2017-05-02T19:30:30Z
May 2, 2017

Hi-

After some initial testing, it appears Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) can run alongside Cylance without issue. The environment was a Windows 7 x64.

Search for a product comparison in EPP (Endpoint Protection for Business)
it_user201966 - PeerSpot reviewer
Professional Services Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Consultant
2017-04-28T16:16:26Z
Apr 28, 2017

There are several ideas that you need to understand before running solutions of the same category.

1 - Traditional Endpoint Security - previously endpoint solutions provided by known vendors (Symantec, McAfee, Kaspersky, Sophos, etc) were know to provide signature based scanning only. That is not the case anymore.

2 - Next-Generation Endpoint Security - Like every technology trend new companies started to innovate on endpoint security by providing machine learning, exploit mitigation such as Cylance, CrowdStrike etc.

3 - Other Vendors have picked up - For example, in case of Symantec. Symantec's Endpoint Protection provides threat protection and control features - IPS, Firewall, File Based Scanning, Behavior Based Scanning, Reputation Based Scanning, Application Control, Device Control and Host-Integrity. Symantec includes all the features that Cylance provides. They DO NOT only work on traditional signatures, machine learning and other features such as recognition of packed malware (unpacker) is included along with Exploit Mitigation.

So what options are there:

1 - Run a solution which provides a technology set. Example, since Symantec provides all the features of Cylance + more, run Symantec only.

2 - Run two solutions with different technology sets.

Endpoint security has grown over the last 3-4 years and now the next phase is of Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) with Advanced Threat Protection. Would recommend to go with a security vendor which has an enhancement roadmap and with a large scale Threat Intelligence Network.

New endpoint security trends such as machine learning or big data security is only great with the data set is rich with information. That is only possible when security vendors have vast data collected, normalized and made use of it inside their products.

Hope this helps

Mostafa  - PeerSpot reviewer
System Administrator at Suez Canal Insurance
Real User
Top 5
2017-04-26T09:41:24Z
Apr 26, 2017

i think if you used the cloud based admin panel. i think no problem there
and u can used it with any av product

it_user403914 - PeerSpot reviewer
Director of Corporate Communications at Evident.io
Real User
2017-04-20T21:41:57Z
Apr 20, 2017

Cylance is designed from the start to be able to work alongside other AV providers. Because of our different approach in technology, we don't interfere with their tech, and they wont interfere with ours.

Vendor
2017-04-20T09:31:20Z
Apr 20, 2017

I advise you to check on Sentinel One like Erez Shtang did. It's fast, lightweight, easy to manage and has a very good support team. All of the ransomare samples I tested were catched or killed according to policy. At the moment, for me, Sentinel One is the most complete endpoint solution that covers prevention, detection, remediation and forensics. Sharing the threat intelligence with your agents is cool. Same applies the possibility to auto disconnect and endpoint to prevent further troubles from an infection. I had no issues with Sentinel One combined with, in my case, bitdefender.

SN
Specialist at XYZ
Consultant
2017-04-20T07:17:25Z
Apr 20, 2017

It should work. I have tested with TrendMicro Deep security not with Symantec\Kaspersky.

Cylance doesn't work like traditional Antivirus Software.

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JS
Cybersecurity Architecture and Technology Lead at Appxone
Consultant
2017-04-20T05:55:22Z
Apr 20, 2017

No, conflict should be occur if you will use both Cyclance and Kaspersky / Symantec endpoint Protection.

it_user216876 - PeerSpot reviewer
CTO Cyber Security - BDO Israel at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Vendor
2017-04-20T05:00:53Z
Apr 20, 2017

I did not test cylance with those AV products

But I did test SentinelOne with Symantec and they work very nice together

it_user544632 - PeerSpot reviewer
China IT Project Manager at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2017-04-20T01:38:50Z
Apr 20, 2017

I think it's probobally work . We use it with other famous AV .

it_user417645 - PeerSpot reviewer
VP, Information Systems at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Vendor
2017-04-19T22:10:00Z
Apr 19, 2017

Yes Cylance can be used alongside other products.

Vendor
2017-04-19T20:43:09Z
Apr 19, 2017

Hi

Sorry, I don't know.
But I know that Cylance and AVG Free Edition can co-exist.

Amlan Sahoo - PeerSpot reviewer
Systems-Engineer at Infosys
Real User
Leaderboard
2017-04-19T16:37:58Z
Apr 19, 2017

As I know cylance can be used parallely with any other AV.
In one of the environments I know for detection mechanism Cylance is being used and another AV is available for prevention mechanism.

it_user469770 - PeerSpot reviewer
Executive Sales and Security Project at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Consultant
2017-04-19T16:32:37Z
Apr 19, 2017

Yes.

Cylance is the only antivirus that allows you to work in parallel per use a totally innovative concept and different from traditional Endpoint platforms.
Here in Brazil we have several clients what do they do a proof of concept like this in this way.
Look this video --> https://vimeo.com/212662381

By Manoel Ramos - CEO DropReal Brazil

it_user121395 - PeerSpot reviewer
ITSM & AntiFraud Consultant with 51-200 employees
Consultant
2017-04-19T16:14:39Z
Apr 19, 2017

Hi,
Don't have experience with cylance.
RSA ecat and Palo Alto Traps can run with symantec. One is behavior based,
other is signature.

it_user451953 - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Security Manager at BMCC/CUNY
Vendor
2017-04-19T16:06:34Z
Apr 19, 2017

The quick answer is yes. The gotcha is that processes scanning memory can interfere with each other, which could cause slowdowns and potentially hang one or the other product. We ran Cylance with McAfee and found that this never happened as far as we could tell, but Cylance recommends that to be safe, it is better to turn off memory scanning in one of the products to avoid the possibility of conflict. There is no conflict with file scanning processes. Depending on which product’s processes are loading first in the system stack regarding file execution, one will do its thing and then the other will – if malware is found, it will be quarantined or cleaned, dealt with before the other product gets a crack at it.

it_user428178 - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Account Manager at a security firm with 51-200 employees
Vendor
2017-04-19T15:40:23Z
Apr 19, 2017

Cylance can indeed be installed alongside Symantec and Kaspersky. If you would like to test some free installations I can arrange for you to install some licences on trial enabling you to see the compatibility in action. Cylance should not impact on your device in any noticeable way due to its light weight CPU/RAM requirements and the fact it does not use an internet connection. Files are scanned pre-execution and Cylance would only use a small amount of CPU to do so. Many users in my experience, will install Cylance as their anti-malware, with other End Point Encryption, VPN, Compliancy and various other solutions running side by side.

it_user649563 - PeerSpot reviewer
Lead Systems Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Vendor
2017-04-19T15:40:16Z
Apr 19, 2017

Yes, it can be . There are some instances in which Cylance will quarantine something that Symantec has moved to its quarantine but no issues come of it.

davidstrom - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at David Strom Inc.
2017-04-19T15:36:54Z
Apr 19, 2017

Short answer is no. The products will step on each other.

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Hi @reviewer1799568, Most of these comparisons are opinions and some tests are done in specific conditions that might not suit or reflect your organization's needs and roadmap. Ultimately, the cost of a mistake is a data breach and not just an audit finding or operational discomfort. I mention this because there are no viable shortcuts. I suggest you test the solutions thoroughly in your own environment to see what works for you. The gaming floor is hopefully "air-gapped" and the solution should respect that segregation and still provide great security and visibility. One of the challenges is security updates. For such an environment you would need comprehensive AI and machine learning. I suggest you look at the difference between IOC and IOA. IOA vs IOC: Defining & Understanding The Differences | CrowdStrike. (Please also check other sources). Good luck and stay safe!  
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