Rapid7 acquires Security Orchestration and Automation company

Rapid7 announced that it has acquired a security orchestration and automation company, Komand. This acquisition will enable Rapid7 Insight platform 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.

Corey Thomas

The company claims that it is the first organization to unite IT and security analytics and business context with the ability to automate action. Speaking at the occasion, Corey Thomas, president and CEO at Rapid7 said, “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, Security and IT solutions must evolve through context-driven automation, allowing cybersecurity and IT professionals to focus on more strategic activities.”

Jen Andre

“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 at 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.”

Today, the Rapid7 Insight platform processes more than 56 billion events and monitors millions of assets daily. A sample of use cases includes automated risk remediation and patching, malware investigation and containment, and chat ops for responding to routine inquiries. The Komand user community and extensible framework, with easy workflow generation leveraging over 150 plugins, is built and designed to foster adoption and usage across companies of all sizes and levels of IT and security maturity.

Lee Weiner

“We’ve been impressed by the technology developed by the Komand team and believe that together, we’ll be able to build solutions that make security and IT teams significantly more productive,” said Lee Weiner, chief product officer at Rapid7. “The complexity of today’s security and IT ecosystems have put security and IT operations teams at a significant disadvantage when they need to respond quickly. By developing contextualized automation technology, we’ll be able to cut back the time it takes to respond to an incident—when minutes can mean the difference between a minor issue and significant compromise or loss.”