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Rapid7 (NTO) Receives the Highest Product Score in 1 Out of 7 Use Cases in Gartner's Critical Capabilities for Application Security Testing

BOSTON, Aug. 31, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rapid7, Inc. (NASDAQ:RPD) a leading provider of security data and analytics solutions, today announced that Gartner, Inc., the leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry, has given Rapid7 (NTO) a 4.05 out of 5.0 in the Web Application Security Testing (AST) use case in its most recent Critical Capabilities for Application Security Testing.

The Critical Capabilities for Application Security Testing findings were published by Joseph Feiman and Neil MacDonald on August 17, 2015. Rapid7 (NTO) also received a 4.02 out of 5.0 in the "Manual Web Penetration Testing" Use Case and a 2.81 out of 5.0 in the "Enterprise Uses its Own AST Tools" Use Case.

Rapid7 acquired NT Objectives (NTO) on May 4, 2015 and began offering the acquired technology under the name Rapid7 AppSpider. Rapid7 AppSpider dynamically scans custom web, mobile, and cloud applications for vulnerabilities across all modern technologies, and provides tools that speed remediation and monitor applications for changes. Rapid7's AppSpider offering includes AppSpider Pro, a completely automated Web app scanner; AppSpider Enterprise, the enterprise portal; and AppSpider Enterprise OnDemand, DAST as a service. The product offerings are complemented with a suite of services offerings, which include vulnerability validation and advanced business logic testing.

"We're very proud of our newly-acquired AppSpider offering and are excited to see the benefits our web application testing capabilities bring customers," said Lee Weiner, senior vice president of products and engineering at Rapid7. "We believe that Gartner's evaluation underscores how well we meet the unique challenges our customers face every day."

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About Rapid7

Rapid7 is a leading provider of security data and analytics solutions that enable organizations to implement an active, analytics-driven approach to cyber security. We combine our extensive experience in security data and analytics and deep insight into attacker behaviors and techniques to make sense of the wealth of data available to organizations about their IT environments and users. Our solutions empower organizations to prevent attacks by providing visibility into vulnerabilities and to rapidly detect compromises, respond to breaches, and correct the underlying causes of attacks. Rapid7 is trusted by more than 4,150 organizations across 90 countries, including 34% of the Fortune 1000. To learn more about Rapid7 or get involved in our threat research, visit www.rapid7.com.

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