Intelligent Waves (IW), a cutting-edge IT systems integrator delivering high-impact transformational IT solutions to the Government’s most mission-critical challenges, has announced it has won the Platinum Award for Best Cyber Security solution for Homeland security and government agencies in the 2021 Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards program from American Security Today, held at the Javits Center in New York, for its leading-edge disruptive cyber security innovations, GRAYPATH & Phantom.

IW’s GRAYPATH is the next generation of cyber security expeditionary communications. It is a painless, asymmetric solution that ensures robust, reliable, secure, non-attributable global communication for special operations of the U.S. military. Through its patented IP Spread Spectrum technology, GP leverages the cloud to randomize and distribute message packets through the simultaneous use of multiple transport paths and encrypted channels. In addition, GP algorithms optimize throughput by continuously sensing and adjusting the message flow according to channel availability and bandwidth capacity creating a smoother connection even for HD video transmissions. As a result, GP dramatically lowers the risk of detection and interception and is nearly impervious to disruption.

IW’s Phantom Next Generation was designed as a cybersecurity solution for Homeland Security and the Department of Defense to communicate through obfuscated, non-attributable, remote, secure, but unclassified manner. Phantom provides the ability for organizations to access foreign points of presence to conduct remote open-source information gathering and research while at the same time protecting organizations and individuals from exposure to foreign intelligence. Intelligent Waves has achieved this by combining the GRAYPATH software-defined obfuscated network with the managed attribution capability of the Phantom platform in a secure but unclassified package. 

John Hammes, Intelligent Waves’ Chief Strategy Officer, stated, “Intelligent Waves is committed to the men and women who protect us and our country. GrayPath, our cyber-defense technological innovation, helps ensure their safety when fighting cyber wars here and abroad. ”

The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program from AST Magazine is specifically designed to honor distinguished government and vendor solutions that deliver enhanced value, benefit, and intelligence to end-users in various government, homeland security, and public safety vertical markets. The preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program, the ‘ASTORS’ Awards, feature the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions coming onto the market, to ensure readers have the information they need to keep our Nation safe – one facility, street, and city at a time. The 2021 ceremony was headlined by a keynote address from Admiral TSA David Pekoske.

About Intelligent Waves, LLC

Intelligent Waves LLC is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB). The firm provides enterprise systems engineering, cloud computing and managed services, cyber and security architecture, mobility, operations, and intelligence analytics. For more information, visit

About the AST ‘ASTORS’ Awards 

American Security Today’s Annual ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program is entering its Sixth Year in 2021 and continues to recognize the Outstanding Innovations of top firms and agencies in the Homeland Security and Public Safety fields. For more information, visit