Rapid7 Brings Security Orchestration and Automation Capabilities to its Insight Platform

Company introduces new automation offering, InsightConnect; and provides enhanced automation functionality to customers of InsightIDR and InsightVM

Boston, MA — September 20, 2018

Rapid7, Inc. (NASDAQ: RPD), powering the practice of SecOps through its visibility, analytics and automation cloud, today announced the upcoming availability of InsightConnect, a security orchestration and automation solution that helps security teams reduce manual workloads, create efficiency without sacrificing control, and work more effectively with IT and development teams.

Rapid7 also announced today that its vulnerability management (InsightVM) and incident detection and response (InsightIDR) solutions will include pre-built automation functionality for some of the most common use cases so that customers can begin benefitting immediately. From within those solutions, customers could then implement orchestration and automation processes for threat containment, vulnerability remediation, case management, and more.

Automate to Accelerate

As security teams continue to evolve, adapt, and innovate at a rapid rate, the struggle to balance increasing workloads with limited resources, complex ecosystems, and rising threats has never been greater. Orchestration and automation help these teams improve their security posture and create efficiency without sacrificing control of important security and IT processes.

“Technology is being deployed faster than organizations can secure it, and that has placed an enormous burden on security teams that are often understaffed and overwhelmed by the sheer volume of manual work that needs to get done,” said Lee Weiner, chief product officer, Rapid7. “We believe orchestration and automation capabilities are vital for these teams, allowing them to be more strategic and effective as they collaborate with IT and development to secure their environments.”

“Today’s security, IT and development teams are inundated with issues that need timely responses,” says Eric Ogren, senior analyst at 451 Research. “The automation and orchestration capabilities of Rapid7’s InsightConnect enable overtaxed technical teams to take a more strategic approach to security management by automating tasks as appropriate, but ensuring that human intelligence is always in control.”

InsightConnect and the automation capabilities that will be available in InsightIDR and InsightVM leverage technology from Komand, which Rapid7 acquired in July 2017.

Using InsightConnect

Implementing InsightConnect’s orchestration and automation workflows makes it simple for organizations to connect tools, streamline processes, and accelerate daily security operations — no code required. Built with security, IT, and development in mind, InsightConnect has a wealth of potential use cases and benefits, all depending on the technologies, processes, and people you want to connect. Examples include:

  • Seamless connection to existing security, IT, and development tools — Connect your already-deployed solutions using our library of more than 200 plugins, or import your own.
  • Simplified vulnerability remediation —Orchestrate a vulnerability patching process from notification to remediation to ensure critical issues are being addressed before the moment of impact.
  • Threat detection, containment, and response — Contain threats by connecting threat detection processes to containments actions. Respond to threats faster by automating enrichment tasks to identify suspicious malware, domains, and other indicators of attack.
  • Automation for IT teams — Automate the process of creating and populating service desk tickets with the relevant information needed for the IT team to take action on vulnerabilities, threats, and misconfigurations.

Experiencing InsightConnect

InsightConnect and the automation functionality within InsightVM and InsightIDR will begin its global rollout in October 2018 and continue through early 2019.

Rapid7 is hosting a live kickoff event today in Boston. Join the livestream at 10:00 a.m. ET from anywhere in the world to hear Chief Executive Officer Corey Thomas, Chief Product Officer Lee Weiner, and other Rapid7 leaders outline the exciting security orchestration and automation capabilities coming to the Rapid7 Insight platform.

The Company will also be hosting a series of workshops in cities around the US and Europe for those who are interested in these orchestration and automation capabilities.

About Rapid7
Rapid7 (NASDAQ:RPD) powers the practice of SecOps by delivering shared visibility, analytics, and automation that unites Security, IT, and DevOps teams. The Rapid7 Insight platform empowers these teams to jointly manage and reduce risk, detect and contain attackers, and analyze and optimize operations. Rapid7 technology, services, and research drive vulnerability management, application security, incident detection and response, and log management for more than 7,200 organizations across more than 120 countries, including 55% of the Fortune 100.

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This press release includes forward-looking statements. All statements contained in this press release other than statements of historical facts, including, without limitation, statements regarding expectations, beliefs, features, use cases, benefits and availability of InsightConnect and automation functionality in InsightIDR and InsightVM, technology integrations, as well as statements regarding plans and strategies for future operations, are forward-looking statements. The words “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “will” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. We have based these forward-looking statements largely on our current expectations and projections about future events and trends that we believe may affect the performance and availability of InsightConnect and automation functionality in InsightIDR and InsightVM, business strategy, short-term and long-term business operations and objectives and financial needs. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, risks related to ability of our products and professional services to correctly detect vulnerabilities, competition in the markets in which we operate, market growth, our ability to innovate and manage our growth, our ability to integrate acquired operations, our ability to operate in compliance with applicable laws as well as other risks and uncertainties set forth in the “Risk Factors” section of our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2018 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 7, 2018, and subsequent reports that we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Moreover, we operate in a very competitive and rapidly changing environment. New risks emerge from time to time. It is not possible for our management to predict all risks, nor can we assess the impact of all factors on our business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements we may make. In light of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, we cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance, achievements or events and circumstances reflected in the forward-looking statements will occur. We are under no duty to update any of these forward-looking statements after the date of this press release to conform these statements to actual results or revised expectations, except as required by law. You should, therefore, not rely on these forward-looking statements as representing our views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release. Any future service, feature, objective or benefit that may be referenced in this release is for information purposes only and is not a commitment to deliver any service, feature, objective or benefit. Rapid7 reserves the right to modify or cancel future plans at any time.

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