Last updated at Fri, 15 Dec 2023 15:46:34 GMT

We are excited to share another quarter of new Detection & Response capabilities and improvements. As we continue to innovate across our platform, we thank our customers for continuous insight, engagement, and direction.

Keenly focused on our mission to deliver solutions for consolidated, end-to-end security operations and a practitioner-focused experience, Rapid7 recently introduced Managed Threat Complete (MTC), which brings together our leading MDR service and industry-leading vulnerability management technology, enabling customers to level up their detection and response programs with complete coverage and a team of Rapid7 experts.

At the core of MTC is InsightIDR (IDR), our cloud-native XDR technology that cuts through the noise and enables practitioners to focus on what matters most. Read on to learn about recent updates to MTC and IDR, including Log Search Open Preview, which is now the default experience for users, and support for AWS AppFabric.

New Faster and Streamlined Log Search Experience Is Live!

We are always striving to drive greater efficacy, productivity, and efficiency for our customers–and since querying data is such a huge part of security practitioners’ day-to-day, Log Search is always a significant area of focus. We are excited to officially introduce our new Log Search experience, which is now live and available for all InsightIDR and MDR customers.  This new experience delivers a faster and more simplified UI, while also unlocking more paths to build sophisticated queries and dashboards. Highlights include:

  • Easily Access Saved Queries: Identify, capture, edit, and share saved queries via the new Log Search interface. The “home page” gives you single-click access for all search-related activities.
  • Refine Detection Rules From Search: Refine existing or create new detection rules directly from queries.
  • Master Visualizations: Tweak and perfect visualizations before they are added to dashboards.

Expanded Partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) Improves Cloud D&R Efficiency

As part of our continued commitment to helping customers secure cloud infrastructure, InsightIDR now supports AWS AppFabric, which quickly connects SaaS applications for streamlined security management using a standard schema. By ingesting logs from AppFabric, customers have improved visibility into SaaS app activity and the ability to centralize security data within the Insight Platform—and ultimately, detect and respond to cloud threats faster. For additional information, see Rapid7’s recent press release and blog post on this exciting news.

More Flexibility for Detection Rule Exceptions

We take pride in the fidelity of our out-of-the-box Detection Library while recognizing our customers’ need for flexibility to prioritize threats, fine-tune alerts, and manage detection exceptions for their unique environments. InsightIDR users can now use exceptions to modify and prioritize detection rules for specific users and asset levels. When creating an exception, users can convert the key-value pair into Log Entry Query Language (LEQL) for more specificity. The ability to write exceptions with multiple conditions in a single query saves valuable time and allows analysts to fine-tune specific detections where applicable. To learn more about leveraging LEQL for more complex tuning capability, read the documentation.

API Event Source for Palo Alto Cortex XDR Accelerates Triage

A new API integration enables customers to ingest alerts from Cortex XDR into InsightIDR, providing an easy and secure way to triage PAN alerts. Users can set up a new event source to request incidents from the Incidents API within Cortex XDR and generate third-party alerts. Find configuration details here.

Insight Agent Updates Improve Monitoring and Management

Velociraptor Version Release

Rapid7 is excited to announce version 0.6.9 of Velociraptor–the premier open-source DFIR platform. Enhancements include direct SMB support, improvements to the GUI and the VQL scripting language, and the introduction of “lock down” server mode.

MSSP Multi-Customer Investigations Support Prioritization Efficiency

MSSPs now have access to an enhanced multi-customer investigation experience that improves the customer management workflow for analysts and increases the speed of investigations.

The new interface enables MSSP analysts to manage customers at scale. They can see a list of all of their customers in a single view, click into each individual customer to manage their investigations, and switch between managed customers without leaving InsightIDR. Learn more in the documentation.

Attacker Behavior Analytics (ABA) Detection Rules

In Q2, we added 1197 new ABA detection rules for threats. See them in-product or visit the Detection Library for actionable descriptions and recommendations.

Stay tuned!

We’re always working on new product enhancements and functionality to ensure teams can stay ahead of potential threats and respond to attacks as quickly as possible. Keep an eye on the Rapid7 blog and the InsightIDR release notes to keep up to date with the latest Detection and Response releases at Rapid7.