Rapid7: Cybersecurity Portfolio Review

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Rapid7 is dedicated to removing barriers to cybersecurity. In addition to helping cybersecurity teams navigate the future of network security solutions, they also remove barriers within numerous employee groups for diverse individuals. Rapid7 believes that the diverse perspectives of their staff contribute to a deep understanding of attacker methods, vulnerability management, and powerful security solutions for everyone. 

One thing issue is of particular importance to Rapid7 is public policy. They say that enabling more people to safely reap the benefits of new technologies, like blockchain and cryptography requires better cybersecurity policies, practices, and awareness. 

Because of this, Rapid7 works closely with government agencies, companies, nonprofits, and experts to help shape the future of cybersecurity policy and legislation. Its mission is to provide services that benefit customers through responsible practices.

Rapid7 cybersecurity portfolio

Rapid7 offers an array of services geared toward various cybersecurity needs. Enterprises can take advantage of numerous tools for vulnerability monitoring, detection and response, analytics, automation, and threat intelligence:

Insight Platform

Their premier product is the Rapid7 Insight Platform that collects data from across network environments to simplify vulnerability management. Through continuous monitoring and other artificial intelligence (AI)-powered tools, Rapid7 technology can automate operations and even shut down attacks. 

This product includes features, such as:

  • Cloud Security: allows users to drive innovation through security and compliance management in the cloud. 
  • XDR & SIEM: accelerate detection and response with automatic threat intelligence built-in.
  • Threat Intelligence: monitor thousands of resources, identify threats, and mitigate potential breaches
  • Vulnerability Risk Management: vulnerability management that comes with real-time endpoint analytics.
  • Application Security: introduces security throughout product life cycles, from the beginning stages of application development. 
  • Orchestration & Automation: unite your technology stack, create custom workflows, and accelerate IT processes. 

Managed Services

Another reason why so many customers are turning to Rapid7 for their security needs is that they also offer top managed services to complement their cybersecurity product portfolio. 

Here is a brief recap of Rapid7’s managed services:

  • Managed Vulnerability Management: extend your team without hiring in-house vulnerability management professionals.
  • Managed Application Security: Rapid7 application experts take care of everything from scanning, validation, and even penetration testing. 
  • Managed Detection and Response: 24/7 monitoring and defense against threats. 

Rapid7 partners

Rapid7 is committed to driving innovation. One of the ways they do that is with the help of their numerous technology partners, including:

  • Atlassian
  • Cisco
  • Mimecast
  • CyberArk
  • AWS
  • McAfee
  • ServiceNow
  • Snyk
  • Aruba
  • BMC
  • Box
  • Google
  • IBM
  • Microsoft
  • Palo Alto

And so many more. Technology partners help Rapid7 customers get even more out of their products by integrating with cloud security services, credential management, firewalls, virtualization, and DevOps. 

Rapid7 also engages thousands of resellers across the globe, which reflects its mission of breaking down barriers to cybersecurity for everyone. Becoming a reseller or distributor is another way that companies get more value from Rapid7. 

Resellers benefit from comprehensive cybersecurity training and certification, support from experts, and access to Rapid7 Partner Portal resources. Resellers experience perks like discounts on Rapid7 products and services, pricing protection, and access to marketing programs. 

Distributors work with resellers across Rapid7’s global sales territories to advance cybersecurity practices. Distributors also get some of the same perks as resellers in addition to free not-for-resale licenses, marketing materials and programming, mutual go-to-market planning, and regular business reviews. 

Rapid7 use case

One company that used Rapid7’s robust Insight Platform claims that the tools were invaluable when it came to providing a complete and effective solution. 

They used tools such as Vulnerability Testing and Alert Messaging, Threat Intelligence, Risk Management, Endpoint Protection, and a variety of other tools to seamlessly create an impenetrable cybersecurity ecosystem. 

Some of the aspects the organization liked best about the Rapid7 products were the ease of use and attractive user interface. Because it’s simple and intuitive, accessing all facets of applications is easy. They also reported that there is a wide range of options that companies can choose from to customize the solution to meet their security requirements. 

The company reported that there were no negatives to implementing and executing the cybersecurity systems. The broad scope of Rapid7’s Insight Platform met all of their must-have cybersecurity needs. 

As a result, a company representative said that they can now accurately check, measure, and take action on vulnerabilities as they happen, instead of waiting on validation. Their organization made the cybersecurity dashboard accessible to key workers, so there are more eyes on passing threats and risks. 

Overall, they have been able to take corrective action as soon as vulnerabilities are detected, improving their reaction time and proactive cybersecurity posture. 

User reviews of Rapid7

Users on TrustRadius report a positive sentiment overall, with only a couple of critical reviews. With 4.2 out of 5 stars, customers say that it’s a “great source of truth for vulnerabilities,” “a very good vulnerability scanner,” and that it comes with advanced features, such as scripting and automation. 

Customers at Gartner Peer Insights report more of the same positive experiences with Rapid7 products and services. With a 4.4 out of 5 stars overall, nearly half of the reviewers give it 5 stars. Users give it 4.5 stars for product capabilities and 4.4 for the customer experience. 

Some of the more critical reviews mention that some of the more advanced features were quite complex to use. There is no indication that managed services could have improved these experiences. 

Industry recognition of Rapid7

With over 50 awards earned since 2012, Rapid7 has been recognized by industry experts as a premier cybersecurity company. In addition to providing quality products and services with affordable pricing, their DE&I initiatives have also contributed to their awards cabinet. 

Here are some of the recent awards Rapid7 has received:

  • 2020 Top Place to Work in Massachusetts
  • Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for SIEM 2020
  • Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Vulnerability Assessment 2020
  • Frost & Sullivan 2019 Global SOAR Company of the Year
  • Nucleus Research Hot Company to Watch 2020
  • Forrester Wave Leader 2019 for Vulnerability Risk Management
  • TechZone360 Tech Culture Workplace Excellence Award 2019

Rapid7 In the cybersecurity market

Rapid7 is still a young company with only a decade in the cybersecurity and vulnerability management market. However, it has risen to the top as one of the best cybersecurity platforms on the market among competitors, such as McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator, Symantec Client Management Suite, and VMware vRealize Automation SaltStack. 

With fintechs and DeFi platforms proliferating, companies are choosing to invest in crypto assets and other blockchain technologies. And as cyber vulnerabilities continue to rise across the globe, more companies are turning to forward-looking cybersecurity platforms to help them manage, mitigate, and reduce costly emerging threats, including those in the blockchain space.

Rapid7 can help businesses improve their cybersecurity ecosystem by increasing visibility, simplifying vulnerability management, and multiplying product impact with intelligent automation security. 

Nahla Davies
Nahla Davies
Nahla Davies is a software developer and writer. Before devoting her work full time to technical writing, she managed—among other intriguing things—to serve as a lead programmer at an Inc. 5,000 experiential branding organization whose clients include Samsung, Time Warner, Netflix, and Sony.

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