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2009 Product Innovations

Application Security Solution


Hardware, Software or Service: Software/ Appliance

Launched: September 2009 (Upgrade)

What it does? While there are many vulnerability management products on the market, most focus their effort on a specific area such as operating systems, network devices and system files, Web applications, or databases. The complexity of today's systems requires that vulnerability management be taken to a new level. Rapid7 provides the only solution that includes support for Web applications, databases, operating systems, and network devices all in a single solution. Rapid7 NeXpose uncovers hidden threats that other systems cannot find, while at the same time separating real threats from the excessive false positive noise common to most vulnerability management systems. NeXpose uncovers vulnerabilities that other products fail to detect by using an expert system to leverage vulnerabilities found in one area (e.g. at the Web tier) to discover potentially hidden vulnerabilities at deeper levels in the systems (e.g. database level), a feature which is unique in the market place.

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What makes it Innovative? Enterprises benefit by having a fast, scalable solution available to them.  Rapid7 NeXpose is the first 64-bit scanner in the marketplace offering faster parallel scans and optimized distributed scans over low bandwidth connections. Enterprises can also take advantage of the product’s unsurpassed breadth and depth of coverage leveraging NeXpose to find vulnerabilities in components not scanned by the competition. NeXpose measures the attack surface across all vital resources covering network devices, servers, Web applications, and databases. Conducting nearly 40,000 vulnerability checks, NeXpose includes robust fourth generation Web application scanning capabilities against today's complex Web technologies including AJAX, ASP, .NET 2.0, and Flash-based sites. Rapid7 provides the most accurate threat detection of all vulnerability management solutions, in great part due to its intelligent discovery of the attack path based on an Expert System. The most immediate benefit experienced by our customers relates to Rapid7 NeXpose replacing multiple point solutions for network vulnerability scanning, Web application scanning, and database scanning. By providing a single integrated solution, customers are able to significantly reduce the direct costs associated with multiple product licenses, support, training, maintenance, and hardware. By offering multiple deployment models - including software appliance and managed services offerings - Rapid7 provides the greatest possible flexibility to meet the specific software and hardware requirements of our clients, thereby ensuring that their existing investments in infrastructure are protected. Customers also benefit from the accurate and prioritized findings generated by Rapid7's expert system which results in a nearly zero percent false positive rate. This enables organizations to provide clearly prioritized remediation.

Targeted Users: Security and IT professionals in medium- to large-sized enterprises as well as federal agencies.

Satisfied Customers: More than 1000 organizations and government agencies such as the Unites States Postal Service (USPS), the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), the Department of Energy (DoE), Trader Joe's, Florida State University, the New York Times, the City of Philadelphia, and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), continually rely on Rapid7 products and services to mitigate risk and remain compliant. Rapid7 is broadly deployed across multiple industries including federal, state, and local government, higher education, financial services, retail, health care, energy/utilities, and other verticals.

Company: Rapid7
7545 Boylston Street
Boston MA 02116 USA
Tel: 617-247-1717

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