Awake Security Platform Pros and Cons

Awake Security Platform Pros

Kristofer-Laxdal
Director of Information Security at a software R&D company with 201-500 employees
This solution’s encrypted traffic analysis helps us stay in compliance with government regulations. It is all about understanding data exfiltration, what is ingressing and egressing in our network. One common attack vector is exfiltrating data using encryption. My capabilities to see potential data exfiltration over encrypted traffic is second to none now.
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John Chesson
Chief Security Officer
The most valuable feature is the ability to see suspicious activity for devices inside my network. It helps me to quickly identify that activity and do analysis to see if it's expected or I need to mitigate that activity quickly.
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reviewer1217625
Head of Cyber Threat Operations at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Other solutions will say, "Hey, this device is doing something weird." But they don't aggregate that data point with other data points. With Awake you have what's called a "fact pattern." For example, if there's a smart toaster on the third floor that is beaconing out to an IP address in North Korea, sure that's bizarre. But if that toaster was made in North Korea it's not bizarre. Taking those two data points together, and automating something using machine-learning is something that no other solution is doing right now.
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reviewer1342227
Associate Director, Cyber & Information Security at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
This solution help us monitor devices used on our network by insiders, contractors, partners, or suppliers. Its correlation and identification of specific endpoints is very good, especially since we have a large, virtualized environment. It discerns this fairly well. Some of the issues that we have had with other tools is we sometimes are not able to tell the difference between users on some of those virtualized instances.
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Rick Pennington
Senior Security Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The query language makes it easy to query the records on the network, to do searches for the various threat activities that we're looking for. The dashboard, the Security Knowledge Graph, displays information meaningfully and easily. I am able to find the information that I want to find pretty quickly.
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Awake Security Platform Cons

Kristofer-Laxdal
Director of Information Security at a software R&D company with 201-500 employees
I would like to see the capability to import what's known as STIX/TAXII in an IOC format. It currently doesn't offer this.
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John Chesson
Chief Security Officer
There's room for improvement with some of the definitions, because I don't have time and I'm not a Tier 4 analyst. I believe that is something they're working towards.
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reviewer1217625
Head of Cyber Threat Operations at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would like to see a bit more in terms of encrypted traffic. With the advent of programs that live off the land, a smart attacker is going to leverage encryption to execute their operation. So I would like to see improvements there, where possible. Currently, we're not going to be decrypting encrypted traffic. What other approaches could be used?
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reviewer1342227
Associate Director, Cyber & Information Security at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Be prepared to update your SOPs to have your analysts work in another tool separately. There are some limitations in the integrations right now. One of the things that I want from a security standpoint is integration with multiple tools so I don't need to have my analysts logging into each individual tool.
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Rick Pennington
Senior Security Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I enjoy the query language, but it could be a bit more user-friendly, especially for new users who come across it... They should push it more into a natural language style as opposed to a query language.
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