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 brain-like security solution—one 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 a cerebral network detection and response 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, as part of Arista Networks, we’re doing what they said couldn’t be done.

Awake Security Explained


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

Jason Bevis
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Jason Bevis

VP, Labs


Foundstone (McAfee), FireEye-Mandiant
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

Rajdeep Wadhwa
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Rajdeep Wadhwa

VP, Product Management


SS8 Networks, McAfee
Iowa State University

Jeffrey Wang
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Jeffrey Wang

VP. Engineering


Cisco, Big Switch Networks
Simon Fraser University

Richard Clarke

Richard Clarke

Chairman & CEO at Good Harbor


White House Cybersecurity Czar

Malcolm Harkins
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Malcolm Harkins

Chief Security & Trust Officer, Cymatic


Intel, Cylance, Cymatic
University of California, Davis

Elena Kvochko

Chief Trust Officer at SAP


Bank of America, Barclays

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