Awake Security Named to Coveted 2019 CNBC Upstart 100 List

Advanced Network Traffic Analysis Company Emerges as One of the World’s Most Promising Cybersecurity Startups

SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Upstart100Awake Security, the only advanced network traffic analysis company that delivers answers, not alerts, today announced it was named to the 2019 CNBC Upstart 100, a showcase of up-and-coming companies breaking industry barriers on the path to becoming tomorrow’s household names.

“Our team works tremendously hard every day to deliver a platform that in independent testing outperforms the competition at stopping elusive, modern attackers,” said Rahul Kashyap, CEO of Awake Security. “The CNBC Upstart 100 recognition inspires us to continue on that mission.”

Awake was picked from a field of over 600 applicants based on quantitative analysis across areas such as sales growth, scalability, and diversity. This honor therefore represents validation of Awake’s approach and customer momentum as the company focuses on helping organizations secure themselves from non-malware-based threats targeting their extended attack surface that now includes the cloud, IoT, and business partners.

The Awake Security Platform is an autonomous solution that tackles this landscape with a low friction network-based approach capable of identifying mal-intent and connecting the dots into end-to-end incidents so security teams can react decisively and effectively. By identifying and disrupting the attack lifecycle early, Awake Security enables a reduction in the time and access attackers have in the victim environment, reducing the impact of a breach.

Awake’s EntityIQ™ uses artificial intelligence to autonomously profile entities such as devices, users, and applications and maintains historical forensic context for each. Adversarial Modeling™ is an industry-first capability that identifies attackers based on their intent, tactics, techniques, and procedures. Awake customers also benefit from Ava™, the world’s first cyber security expert system that delivers advanced expertise, autonomous triage and investigations and reduces the manual work effort required of security teams.

The Upstart 100 honor adds to Awake Security’s significant 2019 momentum. Earlier this year, Awake was named a SINET 16 Innovator Award winner and won the Gold Edison Award for Best New Cybersecurity Product. Additionally, Awake won a Cyber Defense Global Award for Cybersecurity Analytics, was included in the Big50-2019 Startup Report, was named by Cybersecurity Ventures as a Hot 150 Cybersecurity Company to Watch, and was recognized by Business Insider as one of the most promising cybersecurity companies in 2019. Awake was also named in Gartner’s first market guide for network traffic analysis, 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 answers, not alerts. By combining artificial intelligence with human expertise, Awake models and hunts for both insider and external attacker behaviors, while providing autonomous triage and response with full forensics across traditional, IoT and cloud networks. The platform performs deep data parsing including encrypted traffic analysis, making it more than twice as accurate as the competition while generating almost 1500% less noise, as proven by independent testing. Awake is also ranked #1 by EMA for time to value and was recognized as the #1 information security solution being evaluated by global 1000 companies in Enterprise Technology Research’s (ETR) Summer 2019 Emerging Technology Study.

Awake is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA and backed by Greylock Partners and Bain Capital Ventures. Learn more at and follow Awake on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.


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