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Awake Security Named A Bay Area “Best Places to Work”

We at Awake Security are proud to be recognized by the San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal as a Best Places to Work.

Companies on the Best Places to Work list are known for recruiting and retaining the best and brightest employees – and our team certainly lives up to this honor. Awake’s employees work side by side with some of the world’s best minds in security while also breaking new ground in data science, user experience, and network engineering.


With the rapidly increasing reliance on automated and inter-connected systems, the societal value of protecting these systems is core to Awake’s mission. Our relentless focus on that mission motivates our employees to work hard at producing an innovative security product that is dramatically better than traditional solutions at stopping elusive, modern attackers–and our success is not by chance. The Awake team operates with three core principles that enable us to solve critical customer problems, be competitive in the market, and attract the best and diverse talent. Those principles are:

  • Belief: Employees believe in the company’s mission which focuses on making customers successful in their mission. They believe the solution Awake delivers to the market is integral to that and they clearly see their own role in delivering the solution.
  • Persistence: Awake recognizes that this is not an easy journey. Given we operate in the security space, persistence in fighting off skilled and determined attackers is even more important.
  • Being Unreasonable: From our founding, Awake has challenged the accepted solutions and in doing so has taken an approach that others might consider unreasonable or impossible. We believe this is how the balance of power will swing from the attackers to the defenders.


These principles affect everything Awake does – from recruitment, to employee retention strategies, to software development processes, to sales and marketing, and to customer support and community contributions. For instance, every engineer is required to regularly attend customer meetings, so they never lose perspective on who the end user is and what their needs are.

We also recognize that we must prioritize our talented team’s happiness and sense of purpose to drive the mission forward. This is way beyond the usual benefits packages, Awake encourages employees to engage in opportunities to give back both individually and collectively, which includes supporting local charities, donating time and resources, as well as educating and mentoring the next generation of security personnel.


This honor proves that delivering an award-winning platform is the result of hard work from a dedicated team. Previously this year, we were recognized by Business Insider as one of the most promising cybersecurity companies and named in Gartner’s first market guide for network traffic analysis. In addition, we also won a Gold Edison Award as a 2019 Best New Product for the Applied Technology/Cybersecurity category; recognized 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.

We are proud of our dedicated team who continues to drive the innovation behind our award-winning platform. More information about our company culture and careers at Awake Security can be found at


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Rahul Kashyap
Rahul Kashyap

President & CEO