By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Computer Weekly News -- Rapid7, a leading provider of IT security risk management software and cloud solutions, announced that its vulnerability management solution, Rapid7 Nexpose, received a "Strong Positive" rating, the highest possible, in Gartner's 2013 "MarketScope for Vulnerability Assessment."1 "We couldn't be more thrilled that Gartner has recognized Rapid7 Nexpose for its vulnerability assessment capabilities again this year. We believe this is truly a testament to the focus that we've continued to put on working with customers to develop the solutions that help them gain actionable insight and manage the risk in their environment. Customers have benefited from increased flexibility, while continuing to leverage the solution's simplicity and top-of-class support," said Lee Weiner, senior vice president, products and engineering at Rapid7.
As part of Rapid7's advanced IT security analytics and management portfolio, Nexpose delivers visibility and insight that enables security professionals to make informed decisions, create credible action plans, and monitor ongoing progress. It does this by identifying the most critical vulnerabilities to be prioritized for remediation in an organization's environment, and providing guidance on next steps. This simplifies security, compliance and risk management as security professionals can gain visibility into their environment, quickly create action plans, and communicate clearly with the rest of the business for faster time-to-results.
Nexpose proactively scans IT environments for misconfigurations, vulnerabilities, and malware while giving guidance for mitigating risks. With Nexpose, security professionals can assess, and then act on, the security risk within their entire IT environment. This includes networks, operating systems, web applications and databases, giving security teams deep insight into their security threats. Nexpose allows security teams to cover the entire vulnerability management lifecycle, from discovery through remediation. Exploit intelligence, industry metrics, such as CVSS and risk scoring, are all factored into detailed, sequenced remediation roadmaps with time estimates for each task. Customers can track their progress with trending functionality which includes graphing by vulnerability age, severity level, and additional context for insight into their security program's progress.
Integration between Nexpose and Rapid7's penetration testing solution, Metasploit, provides unique validation for risks with a comprehensive, closed-loop security risk assessment program. Metasploit imports the vulnerability scanning results from Nexpose and validates risks by identifying and testing known exploits that correlate with each vulnerability and identifying whether specific attack vectors present a real risk for the organization. Results are fed back into Nexpose to prioritize and streamline remediation.
Nexpose deployment and scanning are fast, flexible and scalable, with several forms including software, appliance, virtual appliance, and managed services-any of which can be combined for personalized solutions based on an organization's requirements. Nexpose Enterprise gives organizations the flexibility to grow their vulnerability assessment program with their company. The solution helps organizations improve their overall information security program, maintain visibility of the security landscape, and comply with mandatory regulations, such as PCI, HIPAA, NERC, FISMA, SANS Top 20, and state privacy laws. About Rapid7 Rapid7's solutions deliver visibility and insight that help you make informed security decisions, create credible action plans, and monitor progress. They simplify risk management by uniquely combining contextual threat analysis with fast, comprehensive data collection across your users, assets, services and networks, whether on premise, mobile or cloud-based. Rapid7's simple and innovative solutions are used by more than 2,500 enterprises and government agencies in more than 65 countries, while the Company's free products are downloaded more than one million times per year and enhanced by more than 200,000 members of its open source security community. Rapid7 has been recognized as one of the fastest growing security companies by Inc. Magazine and as a "Top Place to Work" by the Boston Globe. Its products are top rated by Gartner®, Forrester® and SC Magazine. For more information about Rapid7, please visit http://www.rapid7.com. MarketScope Disclaimer Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. 1 Gartner "MarketScope for Vulnerability Assessment" by Kelly M. Kavanagh, September 9, 2013
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