Last updated at Tue, 16 Apr 2024 16:24:10 GMT

Authored by Damon Cabanillas

Rapid7's Insight Platform has officially achieved Level 2 Texas Risk and Authorization Management Program (TX-RAMP) authorization. This milestone marks a significant step forward in providing our customers peace-of-mind as well as the best end-to-end cloud security solutions.

According to the official TX-RAMP manual, Level 2 TX-RAMP authorization “is required for cloud computing services that store, process, or transmit confidential data of a state agency and the cloud computing service is determined to be moderate or high impact information resources.”

This authorization also signifies our unwavering commitment to cybersecurity compliance as well as the people, processes, and technology required to safeguard the confidential data of our customers and mitigate an ever-expanding attack surface.

Public-Sector Validation in Texas

Cloud security providers (CSPs) must keep pace with the ever-evolving variety of controls and requirements enacted at the state level, ensuring they continue to comply with statutory requirements for contracting with public-sector organizations (state agencies, higher-education institutions, etc.) in Texas – the world’s eighth largest economy.

As such, the Rapid7 Insight Platform will now be more readily available to customers across the state of Texas, empowering organizations to enhance and simplify security operations while delivering risk context across today's hybrid environments. Multiple cross-functional teams within Rapid7 helped to drive this alignment to stringent and confidential data-security requirements.

What are We Looking to Achieve?

With this authorization, public-sector customers can leverage Rapid7's Insight Platform to modernize security operations and visibility across key areas such as:

  • Vulnerability management
  • Detection and response
  • Application security
  • Cloud-native application protection

This approach to security helps cyber-defenders understand contextual risk at scale across the hybrid environment (on-premise, remote workers, cloud). They can also leverage cutting-edge AI to automate detections and the required remediations to mitigate critical vulnerabilities – saving time, money, and reputation. Achieving Level 2 TX-RAMP authorization reflects Rapid7’s continuing commitment to:

  • Aligning to regulatory and compliance standards set forth by governmental entities around the globe
  • Delivering best-in-class solutions that meet and exceed industry standards

Learn more about TX-RAMP and how Rapid7 is poised to lead the charge towards a safer, more secure digital future.