Awake Security Platform Competitors and Alternatives

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Real User
CISO at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 06 2020

What is most valuable?

The portion that I use the most is the Adversarial Modeling trend. This threat graphing is probably the most useful feature that we have right now. It displays the data that Awake collects, displaying… more »

How has it helped my organization?

From a compliance standpoint, we were able to easily identify some security weaknesses built into our systems from an architectural standpoint. We were able to quickly remediate these, e.g., some… more »

What needs improvement?

Some of the searching capability is a bit hard to use without in-depth knowledge. In one of the earlier versions, there was a tool that helped you build some of your searches and help you correlate… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We previously had NetMon, which was a product from LogRhythm. First off, there were a lot of hardware issues along with a lot of sizing and scoping constraints provided to us by LogRhythm that just… more »

What other advice do I have?

We have not used the functionality for cloud TAPs. I would rate this solution as a nine (out of 10).

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Darktrace. We got more valuable data from Awake than we actually got from Darktrace. As far as I'm concerned, Darktrace was a 100 percent false positives after doing Awake. After doing a… more »
Eric Etherington
Real User
Chief Information Security Officer at Dolby Laboratories
Jul 26 2020

What is most valuable?

We definitely have machines that might not lend themselves to having endpoint security agents on them, either because they can't support an agent or they're testing devices that have very critical configurations that an agent might have a… more »

How has it helped my organization?

The most valuable aspect for us is that we have a small team, so when we bring in new security solutions, it's really important that they're tuned well because there are only so many alerts that we're going to be able to deal with. If we… more »

What needs improvement?

It's important that Awake continues to develop its APIs to be able to help intertwine their product into the overall security architecture of a company, just because it is a single tool. Likely a company will have a number of tools in place… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We had done a proof of concept with Darktrace for a number of months before Awake. There were a lot of issues with false positives, meaning, there were a lot of alerts coming from the system that when we looked at them, we could tell that… more »

What other advice do I have?

The piece that people should be considering should be how much storage they want for data in the platform and how long they need to retain data for. It's not sitting in the middle of network traffic but for incidents that come up or alerts… more »
Dwayne Samson
Real User
Senior Analyst Security and Compliance at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jul 23 2020

What is most valuable?

Awake Labs managed network detection and response (MNDR) service is its most valuable feature. The Awake Security team find incidents that we didn't realize were happening… more »

How has it helped my organization?

Open communication with the MNDR service has driven down the number of false positives. The current average is five events a week, where four are actionable. The direction… more »

What needs improvement?

Awake Security markets themselves as a security shop, and that's what they are. However, compliance with our partnership can enhance its capabilities. Awake Security needs… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The pricing and licensing are competitive. Awake Security was the least expensive among their competitors. Everyone was within $15,000 of each other. The other solutions… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We are a start-up company, established within the last two years. We had a bake-off of three AI based network visibility tools, and Awake Security was our selection.

What other advice do I have?

The Awake Security team does a good job with communication. With the encrypted traffic, you can't see inside the packet. Encrypted traffic was not a hindrance, since most… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

The original project driver was network visibility, as we didn't have any. We brought in Darktrace, Stealthwatch, and Awake Security for a bake-off. Awake Security filled… more »
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