Awake Security Wins Gold Edison Award for Best New Cybersecurity Product

Advanced Network Traffic Analysis Company Recognized for Providing Answers – Not Alerts – That Help Cybersecurity Teams Detect, Hunt For and Respond to Threats

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 15, 2019Awake Security, the only advanced network traffic analysis (NTA) company that delivers a privacy-aware solution, today announced that its Awake Security Platform won the Gold Edison Award for the Applied Technology/Cybersecurity category. The Edison Awards, which are named after inventor Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931), recognized the Awake Security Platform as a 2019 Best New Product in this category.

The Awake Security Platform helps organizations protect against modern, non-malware threats such as malicious insiders, credential abuse, lateral movement and data exfiltration. With sensors that span the “new network” – from the data center to Internet of Things (IoT) devices and cloud environments – the Awake platform autonomously discovers, profiles and classifies every device, user and application on any network, while preserving communications to provide historical forensic context. Through automated hunting and investigation, Awake uncovers malicious intent from insiders and external attackers alike.

Awake’s Ava, the world’s first privacy-aware security expert system, brings both a global and an industry specific perspective to the Awake Security Platform to perform autonomous incident triage. Using a combination of cloud-scale federated machine learning, open source intelligence and human expertise, Ava minimizes the number of incidents a security team must act upon.

“The Edison Awards exemplify Thomas Edison’s legacy as a creative genius whose inventions continue to influence the way people work and live to this day,” said Rahul Kashyap, CEO of Awake Security. “The Awake team has worked tirelessly to deliver a product that captures the Edison Awards spirit by putting our collective knowledge of security analysis, networking and data science technologies to use in a way that will overcome the limitations of traditional security solutions. To be recognized by an organization that holds innovators to the standards set by Thomas Edison is tremendous validation for the work the Awake team has done.”

The Edison Awards symbolize the persistence and excellence personified by Thomas Edison, whose extraordinary new product and market development methods garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents, while also strengthening the human drive for innovation, creativity and ingenuity.

“After 32 years, it never ceases to amaze us how innovations that we could only dream about become our reality. Once again, the winners created innovations that are revolutionizing industries and becoming indispensable,” said Frank Bonafilia, executive director of the Edison Awards.

Awake Security’s relentless focus on helping organizations protect their networks from insider threats and external attackers alike has resulted in numerous other industry accolades in 2019. Most recently, Awake was recognized by Business Insider as one of the most promising cybersecurity companies this year and was named in Gartner’s first market guide for network traffic analysis(1). In addition, Awake Security was also awarded 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.

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 a privacy-aware solution capable of detecting and visualizing behavioral, mal-intent and compliance incidents with full forensics context. Powered by Ava, Awake’s security expert system, the Awake Security Platform combines federated machine learning, threat intelligence, and human expertise. The platform analyzes billions of communications to autonomously discover, profile and classify every device, user and application on any network. Through automated hunting and investigation, Awake uncovers malicious intent from insiders and external attackers alike. The company is ranked #1 for time to value because of its frictionless approach that delivers answers rather than alerts.

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

About the Edison Awards

Established in 1987, the Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. For more information about the Edison Awards, please visit

(1) Gartner, Inc. “Market Guide for Network Traffic Analysis” by Lawrence Orans, Jeremy D’Hoinne, and Sanjit Ganguli, February 28, 2019. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.


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