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  • Our Company

    Rapid7: Accelerating IT Insight

    Security and IT Professionals bear an enormous responsibility.

    In this age of unprecedented digital connection, your role as a technology professional has never been more critical. You drive your organization's ability to innovate and take advantage of today's connected technologies, while safeguarding us from the significant risk that comes with pervasive interconnectivity.

    But without the right information at the right time, it's impossible to accurately understand what's happening in your world or act quickly to take control of the outcome. Forced to rely on a plethora of point solutions, you're drowning in fragmented data, with little to no insight. Your organization is at risk and it's hard to feel confident that you're taking the right action at the right time.

    Trusted by over 5,300 organizations
    Across 100 countries
     36% of the Fortune 1000

    Rapid7 understands. And we can help.

    Our solutions and expertise harness the critical information essential to advance and protect an organization's best interests. We make it simple to unify operational data across systems, and our advanced analytics unlock the information required to securely develop, operate, and manage today's sophisticated applications and services.

    Armed with the right insight, at the right time, making the right impact &mspace; you finally have the clarity, control, and confidence to move your business forward.

    What insights can we provide for you?

    The History of Rapid7

    In 2000, Rapid7 founders, Alan Matthews, Tas Giakouminakis, and Chad Loder, were executives of a software company. Even then, they paid close attention to the challenges customers face, always looking for simple, innovative solutions. What they consistently heard from customers was that security was a huge and complex challenge for their organizations. Tas, Chad and Alan realized that good security starts with visibility - visibility into what’s on your network, your assets, the vulnerabilities and the prevalent threats. They saw that the industry lacked solutions for comprehensive security assessments that enabled smart decisions and the ability to act effectively. No single solution could identify vulnerabilities across the entire IT environment of network, hardware, software, web, and database components, while vulnerabilities abounded across all these areas. They decided to do something about it and Rapid7 was born.

    So how did we get our name? When the Company first launched, it was based in Midtown, New York. Alan, Tas and Chad traveled daily into the city on New York’s Rapid Transit system’s "Rapid7" train (you might notice our logo looks a bit like a bullet-train). With much of the planning and development for the Company discussed on that commute, it seemed only right to name the Company Rapid7. It was perfect! Today, the name embodies our Company's commitment to rapidly responding to our customers’ needs, their evolving IT environments, and the emerging threats they face, so we can help them keep moving forward. Our mission is to solve complex security challenges with simple, innovative solutions.