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Awake Security Named One of Inc. Magazine’s 2019 “Best Workplaces”

May 16, 2019 GMT

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 16, 2019--

Awake Security, the only advanced network traffic analysis (NTA) company that delivers a privacy-aware solution, today announced that Inc. magazine has recognized it as a 2019 “Best Workplaces”, which is the magazine’s fourth annual ranking in the fast-growing private company sector. Awake Security understands the importance of fostering a positive culture and camaraderie among its employees, which earned the company a prestigious placement on this year’s list.


Awake Security instills a sense of purpose within its employees, making them excited to get up every day to grow their talents and to solve the latest security challenges for their customers and the overall digital ecosystem. This mission is guided by three core principles:

  • Belief:  Employees believe in the company’s mission, which focuses on making customers successful in  their  missions. They believe the solution Awake delivers to the market is integral to that and they clearly see their own role in delivering the solution.
  • Persistence:  Awake recognizes that this is not an easy journey. Given the company operates in the security space, persistence in fighting off skilled and determined attackers is vital.
  • Being Unreasonable:  From its founding, Awake has challenged the accepted solutions and in doing so has taken an approach that others might consider unreasonable or impossible. Awake believes this is how the balance of power will swing from the attackers to the defenders.

“We are thrilled to be considered as an Inc. magazine ‘Best Workplaces’. This honor gives our team the national recognition it deserves for the incredible work they do to create innovative technologies that help thwart some of the most complex cyber threats facing organizations today,” said Rahul Kashyap, president and CEO of Awake Security. “Our employees represent some of the world’s best minds in security and play an integral role in breaking new ground in machine learning, data science, security, user experience, and network engineering.”

Awake’s relentless focus on its mission motivates its employees to innovate. As sophisticated attackers adapt tactics, techniques, and procedures to blend in with business-justified activity and avoid detection, the Awake platform helps organizations autonomously hunt and respond to threats missed by traditional security solutions, especially in the middle of the kill chain when the attacker is inside the network and rather than using malware, uses existing business-justified tools.

“With today’s tight labor market, building a great corporate culture is more important than ever,” said James Ledbetter, editor in chief of Inc. magazine. “The companies on Inc.’s ‘Best Workplaces’ list are setting an example that the whole country can learn from.”


This is not the first time Awake has been deemed a best place to work. Awake also received recognition by the San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal as a Bay Area “Best Places to Work ” earlier this year.

More information about the company culture and careers at Awake Security can be found at www.awakesecurity.com/careers.

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  https://www.awakesecurity.com  and follow Awake on Twitter ( https://twitter.com/awakesecurity ), LinkedIn ( https://www.linkedin.com/company/awake-security ) and Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/AwakeSecurity ).

About Inc. Media
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Winner of Advertising Age’s “A-List” in January 2015, and a National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012, Inc. has a monthly audience reach that’s grown from two million in 2010 to more than 20 million today. For more information, visit Inc.com.

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