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John Chesson
Real User
Chief Security Officer
May 14 2019

What is most valuable?

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… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The way their algorithm works, they have a threat model that brings up the most concerning activities, pretty much like an analyst who is very knowledgeable. On a tier… more»

What needs improvement?

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… more»

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

Compare the cost of hiring and retaining a sophisticated analyst to the Awake Security Platform. The solution pays for itself in a matter of months and goes on to save you… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

At this company, we did not have a previous solution, but I've used other systems, SIEMs for looking outward-in, like QRadar. That was our system at my previous company… more»

What other advice do I have?

My advice would certainly be to do a PoC to make sure it works in your environment. The way your network is configured is going to have a big impact on whether this tool… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

The other options were very expensive. Most of them were deploying endpoint agents, which was something I didn't really want to do, just yet. Endpoint agents usually help… more»
Rick Pennington
Real User
Senior Security Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 11 2019

What is most valuable?

* I really enjoy the query language on it. It makes it very easy. * The dashboards and displays are very intuitive. The query language makes it easy to query the records… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We had an incident that involved a phishing email that came in. We were able to use Awake Security to detect everybody on the network who actually went to the website… more»

What needs improvement?

I enjoy the query language, but it could be a bit more user-friendly, especially for new users who come across it. I'm conversant with the query language, but if I put it… more»

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

The pricing model is an annual subscription. There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We did not have a previous solution.

What other advice do I have?

Make sure that you have a strong networking team in place before you buy the product, because otherwise you may have issues with the TAP aggregation. The product itself… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated ExtraHop. There were two reasons we went with Awake Security. First, we really liked the artificial intelligence aspect of Awake with its behavioral modeling… more»

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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.

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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.
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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