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

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, 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

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

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
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About Inc. Media
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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