Posts by Jeffrey Olen

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Discover Assets Dynamically with Infoblox DHCP

A highlight of the Nexpose 5.15 release is the addition of Infoblox Trinzic DDI to the growing list of Dynamic Discovery sources.  With nearly 8,000 customers worldwide, Infoblox is a market leader in DNS, DHCP and IP address management.  Building upon existing support for Microsoft DHCP log monitoring, released this past spring, Nexpose customers that use Infoblox to manage DHCP activity can now detect previously unknown devices whenever they connect to the network, providing a more complete un

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Network Visibility: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with a Rapid7 customer from a Fortune 100 company.  Any security professional charged with protecting an organization of this size and complexity faces no shortage of challenges, so I was particularly struck by one statement from our conversation. "The most difficult thing that befalls security teams is knowing what to scan." This lack of visibility can hamstring security efforts at organizations large and small.  With trends such as BYOD, virtualizatio

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Highlights of the ControlsInsight 2.3 Release

Today we are pleased to announce the release of ControlsInsight 2.3.  The new release provides better user management and visual improvements to the Web interface. We often hear from customers that they would like to provide ControlsInsight access to key members of their security team without also giving them administrative access to Nexpose. Now, with the release of ControlsInsight 2.3, a Nexpose Global Administrator can create accounts with the role ControlsInsight User. With this role users

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Security Controls in Practice

On January 23, I had the opportunity to travel to sunny Southern California to attend “Security at the Crossroads”, a half-day seminar presented by Rapid7 and designed to help security practitioners prepare for today's and tomorrow's threat landscape.  The program featured an impressive collection of compelling speakers, from industry analysts to seasoned white hat hackers.  As the product manager for Rapid7 ControlsInsight, I was particularly excited to hear from Chad Currier, who was featured