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What is
CylancePERSONA Desktop
?

CylancePERSONA Desktop
is a local service that continuously authenticates a user's behavior while they are using a
Windows 10
device.
CylancePERSONA Desktop
creates a behavioral model based on the user's activity and uses that model to recognize deviations from the user's expected behavior. If the activity deviates enough,
CylancePERSONA Desktop
will require the user to reauthenticate before they can continue to use the device. For example, if a malicious user gets access to a
CylancePERSONA Desktop
device, their actions would not match the user's, and they would be locked out of the device.
Using
CylancePERSONA Desktop
and
CylancePROTECT Desktop
provides security against malicious users and malicious files.
CylancePERSONA Desktop
data models include:
  • Keystroke data: the way the user types on the keyboard
  • Mouse data: the way the user moves and clicks the mouse or trackpad
  • Process start data: the applications the user launches and when
  • Logon data: when the user logs on or when the user fails at logging on
A user's behavior contributes to a risk score based on their behavioral model. Administrators can set thresholds for how low a user's trust score can be before they must reauthenticate. Authentication could be a username and password or a two-factor authentication challenge. Administrators can also reset a user's score or temporarily pause
CylancePERSONA Desktop
if the device needs troubleshooting.
The
CylancePERSONA Desktop
login uses the domain user account. To log in to
CylancePERSONA Desktop
, log in to the device using the Windows login screen. If the user fails to login, they are not given access to the device.