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Awake: Startup of the Year

Info Security Products Guide Selects Awake for Multiple Global Excellence Awards

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Info Security Products Guide (ISPG) just announced winners in its 14th annual awards program and we’re honored to announce that Awake Security won in four different categories. Much like the recent Winter Olympics, and Awake’s ongoing Threat Hunter Olympics – ISPG awards Gold, Silver and Bronze medals to the best companies in each category. Awake was recognized with multiple awards including:

  • Gold Winner – Startup of the Year
  • Gold Winner – Cyber Security Vendor Achievement of the Year
  • Silver Winner – Most Innovative Security Product (Software) of the Year
  • Bronze Winner – Best Security Software (New or Updated version)

The Info Security Products Guide Global Excellence Awards recognize cybersecurity and information technology vendors with advanced, ground-breaking products, solutions and services that are helping set the bar higher for others in all areas of security and technologies.

Being recognized with four awards – especially as a gold winner for the Cyber Security Vendor Achievement of the Year – is great validation that we’re addressing a real market need and a pain point that all organizations are facing.

Attackers are moving away from using malware—that can be discovered and blocked—to techniques that rely on tools that already exist within the victim environment, abusing insider credentials or using SSL to legitimate sites for command and control. Security teams are therefore being asked every day to detect and respond to malicious intent buried in business-justified activity. Current security tools are simply not equipped to help the analyst with this and when combined with the investigation gap that exits between detection and response, analysts are burning out. Awake’s Security Investigation Platform closes that gap and makes analysts job easier by automating the most painful parts of the detection and response process. The result is a solution that reduces time to truth to mere minutes, while providing the context an analyst needs to successfully do their job. This award recognizes that innovation.

“The annual Global Excellence Awards now in their 14th year recognize and honor leading cybersecurity vendors from across the globe that are consistently improving their products and services and are best positioned to defend against sophisticated cyber attacks both now and in the future,” said Rake Narang, editor-in-chief at Info Security Products Guide. “Awake and the other winners in this year’s award program represent the future of cybersecurity. While threats continue to increase in volume and sophistication, the cutting- edge technologies from these companies provide tremendous promise for staying a step ahead of attackers and keeping organizations secure.”

Rudolph Araujo
Rudolph Araujo

VP, Marketing