Arista Networks’ Acquisition Of Awake Security, Inc.

Arista Networks' Acquisition Of Awake Security, Inc.

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP advised Awake Security, Inc. on the deal.

Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET), a leader in cognitive cloud networking, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Awake Security, a Network Detection and Response (NDR) platform provider that combines artificial intelligence (AI) with human expertise to autonomously hunt and respond to insider and external threats.

Santa Clara-based Awake Security is a Network Detection and Response (NDR) platform provider that combines AI with human expertise to autonomously search and respond to insider and external threats including phishing emails and attempts by hackers to use stolen employee credentials to internal systems.

Ranked #1 by Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), the Awake platform is widely acknowledged for its ROI features and NDR technical leadership. In 2019, Awake received Frost & Sullivan’s Visionary Innovation Leadership Award for its innovation, high customer satisfaction and overall performance.

The Pillsbury team advising Awake Security included partners Allison Leopold Tilley (Picture), Jorge del Calvo, Cindy Schlaefer, Dave Jakopin, Brian Wainwright and Alex Lathrop; counsel Colleen Lamarre; attorney Evan Storm; senior associates Drew Simon-Rooke and Clinton Jang; associates Patrick Klingborg, Jasmine Alves and Charmaine Lindley; and senior law clerk Kevin Meil.

Involved fees earner: Jasmine Alves – Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP; Charmaine Lindley – Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP; Jorge del Calvo – Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP; David Jakopin – Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP; Clinton Jang – Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP; Patrick Klingborg – Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP; Colleen Lamarre – Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP; Alex Lathrop – Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP; Allison Leopold Tilley – Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP; Kevin Meil – Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP; Cindy Schlaefer – Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP; Drew Simon-Rooke – Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP; Evan Storm – Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP; Brian Wainwright – Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP;

Law Firms: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP;

Clients: Awake Security;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti