Awake Security Platform Primary Use Case

Kristofer-Laxdal
Director of Information Security at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
Our use cases are vast and varied. Quite simply, we looked at tools that would look at network detection and responses out-of-the-box. Looking at Awake, there are hundreds of security use cases built into the system itself. I typically utilize the tool across the enterprise looking to detect those hard to find threats I am looking at: * Indicators of compromise for ransomware * Possible command and controls * Privacy * Clear text passwords * Persistence * Data ex-filtration and compliance for GDPR * Various, very hard to detect models of data ex filtration, such as data ex-filtration via e.g DNS or ICMP * Bad domains and traffic to bad domains * The list goes on and on. I have over a hundred use cases turned on running in the background and looking at the following (for example): * Defense evasion, use of proxies in order to hide data ex-filtration. * Rogue hardware, identifying new devices on my network, whether they be wireless, wireless handheld devices, smartphones, laptops, etc. * Brute force attempts against passwords. * Password spraying attempts. It is deployed inline into an appliance on-prem and leveraging a network SPAN port. We are using the latest version. View full review »
John Chesson
Chief Security Officer
I'm primarily using it for viewing lateral movement within my network of suspicious activities. It's my internal monitoring of behaviors of endpoints inside my network, going outbound. View full review »
Eric Etherington
Chief Information Security Officer at Dolby Laboratories
We use Awake Security to monitor internal networks. We monitor the lateral movement of traffic across sensitive networks. View full review »
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reviewer1217625
Head of Cyber Threat Operations at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The solution is a kind of Swiss Army knife. It can do a number of different things. We primarily use it for network traffic analysis and threat hunting. View full review »
Dwayne Samson
Senior Analyst Security and Compliance at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Awake Security was brought onboard to provide governance over the incident response process, which is a managed service. Challenges were identified, such as, no visibility and no network awareness of what's going on in the environment. Once the network visibility was solved, the decision to look at AI related tools was initiated. We will be using its features for compliance as well as threat detection, looking to partner with Awake Security to achieve these goals. Placing their solution in an enterprise financial vertical may allow thinking outside the box, providing additional value in the compliance space. Right now, they are an on-prem visibility solution. However, we are a cloud-first company. Awake Security provides the ability to pivot to the cloud and look at what's going on there. Two compliance use cases: First, we have a new subnet within one of our CSPs, Awake Security will alert when an activity is observed. Second, a new virtual machine has been provisioned and the local endpoint protection is not phoning home. With the correct structured language in place, we will know if the new device has not been seen on the network for longer than five minutes and has not communicated with the update server. View full review »
reviewer1342227
CISO at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The tool generates automated alarms to correlate any network activity that we see with some of that more deep packet inspection which Awake provides. There is currently not a lot of IoT in our environment. View full review »
Rick Pennington
Senior Security Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use it primarily for network-based security and threat-hunting across the network. View full review »
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