Niara Wins Silver Award for Insider and Threat Detection and Solutions Category in the 11th Annual 2016 IT World Awards®

01 Jul Niara Wins Silver Award for Insider and Threat Detection and Solutions Category in the 11th Annual 2016 IT World Awards®

Company Awarded Bronze in the Startup of the Year – 2013 Category

Sunnyvale, CA – July 1, 2016 – Niara, a provider of behavioral analytics for attack detection and incident response, announced today that Network Products Guide has named Niara a silver winner in the 11th Annual 2016 IT World Awards® in the Insider Threat Detection and Solutions category and a bronze winner in the Startup of the Year – 2013 category. These industry and peer recognitions from Network Products Guide are the world’s premier information technology awards honoring achievements and recognitions in every facet of the IT industry. Winners from all over the world were honored on Monday, June 27, 2016 during the 2016 SVUS Red Carpet Awards Ceremony Dinner in San Francisco.

Niara’s behavioral analytics platform leverages data from any data source within the network and security infrastructure, applying unsupervised and supervised machine learning algorithms, statistical modeling and other analytics techniques to unearth security events that evade traditional solutions. Comprehensive user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA) modules create highly accurate behavior profiles for users and hosts, all working in unison to build entity risk profiles that identify anomalies and chain them together to pinpoint malicious activity. Niara combines the results of its analytics modules with layered forensics to provide an integrated platform that does not require analysts to pivot across multiple systems, focusing security teams on the threats that matter.

In 2016, Niara was named a Cool Vendor in the 2016 Cool Vendors in UEBA, Fraud Detection and User Authentication report by Gartner, Inc. It was also selected for the Big 50-2016 report by the Startup 50 and named a gold winner of the 2016 Global Excellence Awardsâ in Companies with Tomorrow’s Technology Today category.

“Organizations are faced with a number of sophisticated threats that consistently evade perimeter defenses. This recognition further demonstrates the value of Niara’s approach to providing our customers with the most comprehensive solution available for detecting cyber attacks inside an organization,” said Sriram Ramachandran, CEO and co-founder of Niara. “It’s an honor to be named a silver and bronze winner by IT World Awards for this esteemed industry and peer recognition.”

The annual IT World Awards recognition program encompasses the world’s best in organizational performance, products and services, hot technologies, executives and management teams, successful deployments, product management and engineering, customer satisfaction and public relations in every area of information technology.

About NPG’s IT World Awards
As industry’s leading technology research and advisory publication, Network Products Guide plays a vital role in keeping decision makers and end-users informed of the choices they can make in all areas of information technology. The Annual IT World Awards is part of the SVUS Awards® recognition program from Silicon Valley in the United States of America which also includes other programs such as CEO World Awards, Consumer World Awards, Customer Sales and Service World Awards, Golden Bridge Awards, Globee Fastest Growing Private Companies Awards, Info Security PG’s Global Excellence Awards, Pillar World Awards, PR World Awards, and Women World Awards. To learn more, visit

About Niara
Niara’s behavioral analytics platform automates the detection of attacks and risky behaviors inside an organization and dramatically reduces the time and skill needed to investigate and respond to security events. The solution applies machine learning algorithms to data from the network and security infrastructure to detect compromised users, entities, and negligent or malicious insiders, reduce the time for incident investigation and response, and speed threat hunting efforts by focusing security teams on the threats that matter. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., the company is backed by NEA, Index Ventures and Venrock. For more information, visit


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