Yapstone, Inc. Selects Awake Security for Advanced Network Detection and Response

Awake monitors Yapstone’s attack surface and puts relevant threat intelligence at security analysts’ fingertips to reduce response time

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 16, 2019Awake Security, the only advanced network traffic analysis (NTA) company that delivers a privacy-aware solution, today announced that Yapstone, Inc. has selected the Awake Security Platform to globally monitor its attack surface for known and unknown threats while maintaining compliance with strict data regulations, including GDPR and PCI. Cybersecurity compliance is a vital component of any organization’s security program, but even more-so for those in the highly-regulated financial industry, such as Yapstone.

“At Yapstone, we believe payment functionality should never be a compromise,” said Rich Noguera, CISO, Yapstone. “We rapidly innovate to ensure fast, smooth and secure payment transactions for our clients and needed a solution that would enable full visibility into our ever changing network. The Awake Security Platform has exceeded our expectations and empowered us to secure our connected workplace more effectively and autonomously than ever. The fact that Awake connects seamlessly with the rest of our security toolset was another great selling point, and means our security team has an integrated stack to work with and can respond to threats more efficiently.”

The Awake Security Platform tracks every asset across a network while detecting malicious intent of all managed and unmanaged entities to deliver a more complete view of the potential attack surface. The Awake Security Platform also leverages A.I. to learn from past incidents and offers customized cybersecurity, governance, risk and compliance playbooks to empower teams with both automated and manual response options.

“We are constantly seeing attackers evade detection by blending in with regular business-justified activity,” said Rahul Kashyap, CEO, Awake Security. “We are excited to partner with Yapstone to identify hidden threats, secure their payment business and help them compete, while ensuring a secure and reliable experience for its customers.”

Awake was selected to replace a legacy NetFlow based solution that provided basic security analytics but struggled to deliver comprehensive network and threat visibility when compared to a deep network analysis approach.

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 Santa Clara, CA and backed by Greylock Partners and Bain Capital Ventures. Learn more at and follow Awake on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

About Yapstone, Inc.

Yapstone is a leading fintech company that delivers tailored payment technologies and manages risk for some of the world’s largest marketplace platforms. Yapstone is among the largest private payment companies in the world and processes billions of dollars annually. It continues to be recognized by Inc., Forbes, and Entrepreneur Magazines for its explosive growth and has won numerous accolades for being a Best Place to Work. The company has raised over $120 million from investors including Accel Partners, Meritech Capital, Premji Invest, and MasterCard. Headquartered in Walnut Creek, CA, Yapstone has additional offices in Santa Monica, CA and Ireland.