Arista Networks has acquired Awake Security, a Network Detection and Response (NDR) platform provider. Awake Security combines artificial intelligence (AI) with human expertise to autonomously hunt and respond to insider and external threats.
Combining the threat-detection platform with cloud networks
The Awake platform is recognized for bringing great value with outstanding ROI between features and cost within the NDR market and ranked first by Enterprise Management Associates (EMA).
Rahul Kashyap, CEO for Awake Security, said,
“We see an exciting future for Awake within the Arista family. Awake pioneered NDR platforms for real-time AI-driven situational awareness to secure digital assets and then respond to mitigate those risks. This acquisition allows us to further that mission.”
The transaction is expected to close in Arista’s fiscal Q4 FY2020, subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals.
Anshul Sadana, COO for Arista Networks, said,
“We warmly welcome Awake Security to the Arista team. With the proliferation of users, devices and Internet of Things (IOT), Awake’s best of breed threat detection platform is synergistic with Arista’s market-leading cognitive cloud networks, delivering proactive security for our customers.”