Last updated at Fri, 15 Dec 2023 16:52:53 GMT

Rapid7 is elated for InsightIDR to be recognized as a Leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM).

This is the second consecutive time our SaaS SIEM—InsightIDR—has been named a Leader in this report.

The Gartner Magic Quadrant report for SIEM provides a matrix for evaluating technology vendors in a given space. The framework looks at vendors on two axes: completeness of vision and ability to execute. In the case of SIEM, “Gartner defines the security and information event management (SIEM) market by the customer’s need to analyze event data in real time for early detection of targeted attacks and data breaches, and to collect, store, investigate and report on log data for incident response, forensics and regulatory compliance.”

As the detection and response market becomes more competitive, and the demands and challenges of this space grow more complex, we are honored to be recognized as one of the 6 2021 Magic Quadrant Leaders named in this report. We believe we are recognized for our usability and customer experience, as these are areas we’ve invested heavily in and recognize as critical to the success of today’s detection and response programs.

"This Product has surpassed expectations" - Security Analyst, Energies and Utlities ★★★★★

Thank you

First and foremost, we want to thank our Rapid7 InsightIDR customers and partners for being on this journey with us. Your ongoing feedback, partnership, and trust have fueled our innovation and uncompromising commitment to delivering sophisticated security outcomes that are accessible to all.

Accelerated change escalates challenges around modern detection and response

The last year has brought a swell of change for many organizations, including rapid cloud adoption, increased use of web applications, a significant shift to remote working, and new threats brought on by attackers exploiting circumstances around the pandemic. While these challenges weren’t new, their increased urgency highlighted cracks in an already fragile security ecosystem:

  • Increased cybersecurity demands widened the already growing skills gap
  • Uptime trumped security, often leaving SecOps professionals scrambling to keep up
  • The combination of these stresses drove many teams to a breaking point with alert fatigue

These market dynamics prompted a lot of Security Operations Center (SOC) teams to reevaluate current processes and systems, and push for change.

Rapid7 InsightIDR helps teams focus on what matters most to drive effective threat detection and response across modern IT environments

Our approach to detection and response has always been directed by what we hear from customers. This includes industry engagement and insights gathered through Rapid7’s research and open source communities, our firsthand experience with Rapid7 MDR (Managed Detection and Response) and services engagements, and of course, direct customer feedback. These collective learnings have enabled us to deeply understand the challenges facing SOC teams today, and pushed us to develop innovative solutions to anticipate and address their needs.

Rapid7 InsightIDR is not another log-aggregation-focused SIEM that sits on the shelf, or one that leaves the difficult and tedious work for security analysts to figure out on their own. Rather, our focus has always been to provide immediate, actionable insights and alerts that teams can feel confident responding to so they can extinguish threats quickly. With Rapid7 InsightIDR, security analysts are no longer fighting just to keep up. They’re empowered to scale and transform their security programs, however and wherever their environments evolve.

We are thrilled about this recognition, but like everything in cybersecurity, what’s most exciting is what happens next. We are committed to continually raising the bar and making it easier for SOC teams to accelerate their detection and response programs, while removing the distractions and noise that get in the way. Thank you again to our customers and partners for joining this journey with us. And stay tuned for more updates ahead soon!

"InsightIDR is my favorite SIEM because the preloaded detections for attacker tactics and techniques. The threat community within the platform is always providing new detections for IOCs. The team is always pleasant to work with, and I love all the feature updates we received this year!" - Information Security Engineer ★★★★★

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), Kelly Kavanagh, Toby Bussa, John Collins, 29 June 2021.