Awake Security Wins Gold Edison Award for Best New Cybersecurity Product

Advanced Network Traffic Analysis Company Recognized for Providing
Answers – Not Alerts – That Help Cybersecurity Teams Detect, Hunt For
and Respond to Threats

SUNNYVALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#EdisonAwardslt;/agt;–Awake
, the only advanced network traffic analysis (NTA) company
that delivers a privacy-aware solution, today announced that its Awake
Security Platform won the Gold Edison Award for the Applied
Technology/Cybersecurity category. The Edison Awards, which are named
after inventor Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931), recognized the Awake
Security Platform as a 2019 Best
New Product
in this category.

The Awake
Security Platform
helps organizations protect against modern,
non-malware threats such as malicious insiders, credential abuse,
lateral movement and data exfiltration. With sensors that span the “new
network” – from the data center to Internet of Things (IoT) devices and
cloud environments – the Awake platform autonomously discovers, profiles
and classifies every device, user and application on any network, while
preserving communications to provide historical forensic context.
Through automated hunting and investigation, Awake uncovers malicious
intent from insiders and external attackers alike.

Awake’s Ava, the world’s first privacy-aware security expert system,
brings both a global and an industry specific perspective to the Awake
Security Platform to perform autonomous incident triage. Using a
combination of cloud-scale federated machine learning, open source
intelligence and human expertise, Ava minimizes the number of incidents
a security team must act upon.

“The Edison Awards exemplify Thomas Edison’s legacy as a creative genius
whose inventions continue to influence the way people work and live to
this day,” said Rahul Kashyap, CEO of Awake Security. “The Awake team
has worked tirelessly to deliver a product that captures the Edison
Awards spirit by putting our collective knowledge of security analysis,
networking and data science technologies to use in a way that will
overcome the limitations of traditional security solutions. To be
recognized by an organization that holds innovators to the standards set
by Thomas Edison is tremendous validation for the work the Awake team
has done.”

The Edison Awards symbolize the persistence and excellence personified
by Thomas Edison, whose extraordinary new product and market development
methods garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents, while also strengthening the
human drive for innovation, creativity and ingenuity.

“After 32 years, it never ceases to amaze us how innovations that we
could only dream about become our reality. Once again, the winners
created innovations that are revolutionizing industries and becoming
indispensable,” said Frank
, executive director of the Edison Awards.

Awake Security’s relentless focus on helping organizations protect their
networks from insider threats and external attackers alike has resulted
in numerous other industry accolades in 2019. Most recently, Awake was
recognized by Business
as one of the most promising cybersecurity companies this
year and was named in Gartner’s first market guide for network
traffic analysis
(1). In addition, Awake Security was also
awarded across multiple categories in the Cybersecurity
Excellence Awards
program; secured Gold in the Info
Security Products Guide Global Excellence Awards
program; named a
winner in the Cyber
Defense Magazine InfoSec Award
for Next Gen Cybersecurity Analytics;
and selected as a “Top
3” solution
for detecting lateral movement, credential abuse and
threat hunting by Enterprise Management Associates.

To learn more about the Awake Security Platform and to see use cases
outlining how global organizations use Awake to combat threats such as
credential abuse, insider attacks, lateral movement and data
exfiltration, please visit

About Awake Security

Awake Security is the only advanced network traffic analysis company
that delivers a privacy-aware solution capable of detecting and
visualizing behavioral, mal-intent and compliance incidents with full
forensics context. Powered by Ava, Awake’s security expert system, the
Awake Security Platform combines federated machine learning, threat
intelligence and human expertise. The platform analyzes billions of
communications to autonomously discover, profile and classify every
device, user and application on any network. Through automated hunting
and investigation, Awake uncovers malicious intent from insiders and
external attackers alike. The company is ranked #1 for
time to value because of its frictionless approach that delivers answers
rather than alerts.

Awake is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA and backed by Greylock Partners
and Bain Capital Ventures. Learn more at and
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About the Edison Awards

Established in 1987, the Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison
Universe, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to fostering
future innovators. For more information about the Edison Awards, please

(1) Gartner, Inc. “Market
Guide for Network Traffic Analysis
” by Lawrence Orans, Jeremy
D’Hoinne, and Sanjit Ganguli, February 28, 2019. Gartner does not
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