The Awake Story

They Said It Couldn’t Be Done

Awake was born out of a deep motivation to prove them wrong.

When the concept of a security solution that can think, sense, learn and adapt arose, it was a lofty idea that many believed would never work. But we had a vision of an advanced network traffic analysis solution that could stay ahead of today’s complex cyber threats.

With the help of more than 200 enterprise security teams, our concept was developed, refined, tested, and perfected. Using analytics, AI, and machine learning in innovative ways, our solution can uncover behaviors and threats that are invisible to existing technologies.

Today, with backing from Greylock Partners and Bain Capital Ventures, we’re doing what they said couldn’t be done. 

Meet Our People


Rahul Kashyap
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Rahul Kashyap

President & CEO


IntruVert (McAfee), Cylance
BITS Pilani

Keith Amidon
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Keith Amidon

Co-Founder & Chief Architect


IntruVert (McAfee), Nicira (VMware)
University of Michigan

Rudolph Araujo
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Rudolph Araujo

VP, Marketing


FireEye, Foundstone (McAfee)
Carnegie Mellon University

Randy Cheek
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Randy Cheek

VP, Sales


Darktrace, Hewlett Packard
Saint Mary's College of California

Debabrata Dash
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Debabrata Dash

Co-Founder & Chief Data Scientist


ArcSight (HP), CipherCloud
Carnegie Mellon University

Gary Golomb
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Gary Golomb

Co-Founder & Chief Scientist


Cylance, NetWitness (RSA)
US Marine Corps

Brad Kingsbury
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Brad Kingsbury

VP, Engineering


McAfee, Norton (Symantec)
Cal State University

Rajdeep Wadhwa
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Rajdeep Wadhwa

VP, Product Management


SS8 Networks, McAfee
Iowa State University

Rahul Kashyap
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Rahul Kashyap

President & CEO


IntruVert (McAfee), Cylance
BITS Pilani

Michael Callahan
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Michael Callahan

Board Member


PolyServe (HP)
Harvard, Oxford (Rhodes Scholar)

Asheem Chandna
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Asheem Chandna

Board Member


Palo Alto Networks, AppDynamics, Rubrik

Enrique Salem
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Enrique Salem

Board Member


Symantec (CEO), DocuSign, Atlassian

Sarah Guo

Board Observer


Greylock, Demisto, Cleo

Jeff Williams

Board Observer


Bain, FireEye, IronPort (Cisco)

Gerhard Eschelbeck

Vice President Security & Privacy Engineering (CISO) at Google


Webroot, Sophos, Deutsche Bank

Randy Garrett

Former Director of Technology, U.S. Department of Defense


IronNet Cybersecurity, DARPA

Rich Noguera

Chief Information Security Officer, VP at Yapstone


Gap, Yahoo!, Symantec

DJ Patil

Former U.S. Chief Data Scientist


The White House, LinkedIn

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