Protect analyzes the executable (in less than 100 milliseconds) to determine if the application is trying to infect the endpoint with malware. Protect has many benefits, including:
Protect + App Control:
This solution provides all of the benefits of Protect but is paired with App Control, a whitelisting feature. Whitelisting can slow down productivity for users who are constantly consuming new applications. When they aren’t able to consume the needed application, they ask IT to fix this problem, however IT administrators aren’t malware analysts, so they aren’t in a good position to make decisions on whether or not an application is safe to use. This extra workload can bog them down quickly.
Cylance suggest that you use AppControl on devices that don’t consume new applications/services regularly (i.e. data center servers, point of sale systems, industrial control systems, ATMs, Kiosks, etc.)