Who we are
Managing risk in your organization is crucial: a compromise or lack of compliance can have far reaching impact. Rapid7 understands this criticality and the complexities of protecting your organization in the ever-changing IT landscape. Our security solutions deliver visibility and insight that help you accurately assess your defenses, make informed decisions, create credible action plans, and monitor ongoing progress. We simplify security compliance and risk management by uniquely combining contextual threat analysis with fast, comprehensive data collection across your users, assets, services and networks, whether on premise, mobile or cloud-based.
- Assess Defenses - Determine where your network is vulnerable, prioritize threats and demonstrate how attackers can exploit them.
- Inform Mitigation & Compliance - Get clear, prioritized action plans, easily customized for each part of your security team.
- Manage Risk - Defend against risky user activity across on-premise, cloud and mobile environments. Monitor the state of your security over time.
Where we come from
In 2000, Rapid7 founders, Alan Matthews, Tas Giakouminakis, and Chad Loder, were executives of a software company. Even then, they paid close attention to the challenges customers face, always looking for simple, innovative solutions. What they consistently heard from customers was that security was a huge and complex challenge for their organizations. Tas, Chad and Alan realized that good security starts with visibility – visibility into what’s on your network, your assets, the vulnerabilities and the prevalent threats. They saw that the industry lacked solutions for comprehensive security assessments that enabled smart decisions and the ability to act effectively. No single solution could identify vulnerabilities across the entire IT environment of network, hardware, software, web, and database components, while vulnerabilities abounded across all these areas. They decided to do something about it and Rapid7 was born.
So how did we get our name? When the Company first launched, it was based in Midtown, New York. Alan, Tas and Chad traveled daily into the city on New York’s Rapid Transit system’s "Rapid7" train (you might notice our logo looks a bit like a bullet-train). With much of the planning and development for the Company discussed on that commute, it seemed only right to name the Company Rapid7. It was perfect! Today, the name embodies our Company's commitment to rapidly responding to our customers’ needs, their evolving IT environments, and the emerging threats they face, so we can help them keep moving forward. Our mission is to solve complex security challenges with simple, innovative solutions.