Rapid7 Acquires Security Automation Company Komand

Rapid7, Inc. (NASDAQ: RPD), a leading provider of analytics solutions for security and IT operations, has acquired Komand, a security orchestration and automation company, to help its customers reduce time to resolution, maximize resources, and overcome ecosystem complexity. This acquisition enables Rapid7 to address the critical need for orchestration and automation to fill resource gaps that cannot be met by humans alone. Rapid7 is the first organization to unite IT and security analytics and business context with the ability to automate action.

“We are incredibly excited to welcome the Komand team to Rapid7. The need for well-designed security and IT automation solutions is acute; resources are scarce, environments are becoming more complex, all while threats are increasing,” said Corey Thomas, president and CEO of Rapid7. “Security and IT solutions must evolve through context-driven automation, allowing cybersecurity and IT professionals to focus on more strategic activities.”

Rapid7 software solutions have been recognized as offering the most comprehensive data collection and advanced analytics to help IT and security teams manage risk, respond to attacks, and effectively monitor operations. Komand’s orchestration and automation technology will expand Rapid7’s Insight platform’s ability to empower lean security and IT teams to meaningfully increase productivity across their entire operation and reduce the time it takes to respond to an incident. Customers will have the ability to automatically identify risks, respond to incidents, and address issues significantly faster and with less human intervention.

“When we defined the Komand mission, there was one goal to which we repeatedly returned as inspiration: help under-resourced security and IT teams better leverage what they have at their disposal,” said Jen Andre, founder and CEO of Komand. “Rapid7 has demonstrated that they share this vision, made evident by their commitment to the security and IT communities, the genesis and execution of the Insight platform, and the company focus on building solutions that simplify complex processes.”

About Komand

Komand is a security orchestration and automation platform that gives security teams the power to quickly automate and streamline security operations, with no need for code. Teams can integrate their tools, build automated workflows, and utilize human decision points to accelerate incident response and move security initiatives forward, faster. Komand was founded by Jen Andre, an industry veteran who formerly co-founded Threat Stack, with a team that boasts a cybersecurity pedigree from FireEye Mandiant, Symantec, IBM, CounterTack, MITRE, Carbon Black, Recorded Futures, and OpenNSM.

About Rapid7

Rapid7 (NASDAQ:RPD) is trusted by IT and security professionals around the world to manage risk, simplify modern IT complexity, and drive innovation. Rapid7 analytics transform today’s vast amounts of security and IT data into the answers needed to securely develop and operate sophisticated IT networks and applications. Rapid7 research, technology, and services drive vulnerability management, penetration testing, application security, incident detection and response, and log management for more than 6,300 organizations across more than 120 countries, including 39% of the Fortune 1000. To learn more about Rapid7 or join our threat research, visit www.rapid7.com

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