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Rapid7 Recognized by Cybersecurity Excellence Awards for Innovative Products and Outstanding Industry Leadership

BOSTON, May 04, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rapid7, Inc. (NASDAQ:RPD), a leading provider of security data and analytics solutions, has won three Cybersecurity Excellence Awards: Rapid7 InsightIDR won the Security Analytics category and Rapid7 AppSpider won the Application Security category. The Company’s Manager of Strategic Services for EMEA, Wim Remes, was named Cybersecurity Professional of the Year in EMEA. Rapid7 was also named a finalist for Cybersecurity Company of the Year and Rapid7 Nexpose was a finalist for Vulnerability Management.

“When we launched Rapid7 InsightIDR in February 2016, we set a high bar: disrupt both the legacy Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) and emerging User Behavior Analytics (UBA) markets by eliminating data complexity, reducing alert fatigue, and improving teams’ ability to respond to incidents fast. With AppSpider, we work vigorously to deliver a differentiated solution to our customers in the evolving Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST) market,” said Lee Weiner, chief product officer at Rapid7. “Both Rapid7 InsightIDR and Rapid7 AppSpider deliver data-driven insight so security teams can confidently face the never abating challenge of protecting their company, customers, and employees, from the endpoint to the cloud.”

Rapid7’s Cybersecurity Excellence Winners:

  • Rapid7 InsightIDR: Rapid7 InsightIDR uniquely combines behavior analytics and search with contextual data collection to detect stealthy attacks. This reduces investigation time by as much as 10x, and empowers incident responders to contain an attack. The solution directly addresses the gaps found in most of today’s detection technologies, including SIEMs, UBA, and IPSs.
  • Rapid7 AppSpider: AppSpider dynamically scans custom web, mobile, and cloud applications for vulnerabilities across all modern technologies, provides tools that speed remediation, and monitors applications for changes. AppSpider automates organizations’ security testing programs across the entire software development lifecycle, from development through production.
  • Wim Remes, Manager of Strategic Services in EMEA: Wim Remes leverages his 15 years of security leadership experience to advise clients on reducing their risk posture by solving complex security problems and building resiliency into their organization. Wim delivers guidance on reducing the high cost of IT security failures, both financially and in terms of brand reputation, with his deep expertise in network security, identity management, policy design, risk assessment, and penetration testing. Wim was also recently elected as Chairperson of the Board of Directors for (ISC)2 by a committee of his peers, demonstrating his leadership in the information security community.

“The information security community is filled with brilliant, talented people and I am honored to be recognized by my peers and the Cybersecurity Excellence Awards program,” said Wim Remes, manager, Strategic Services in EMEA at Rapid7. “In today’s connected world, a cyber-threat to one is a cyber-threat to all and this prestigious honor is certainly a reflection of Rapid7’s dedication to leading the charge, and collaborating with the community, to help organizations worldwide protect against the latest and most sophisticated threats.”

"Congratulations to Rapid7 for being recognized as the winner in the Application Security category and the Security Analytics category of the 2016 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards," said Holger Schulze, founder of the 300,000-member Information Security Community on LinkedIn. "With over 430 entries, the awards are highly competitive and all winners reflect the very best in product innovation and excellence in today's cybersecurity space."

The 2016 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards honor individuals and companies that demonstrate excellence, innovation, and leadership in information security. The Cybersecurity Excellence Awards are produced in cooperation with the Information Security Community on LinkedIn, tapping into the experience of over 300,000+ cybersecurity professionals to recognize the world's best cybersecurity products, individuals and organizations.

The awards are determined based on the content of the nominations (innovation, excellence, market success) as well as community feedback (votes and comments). For more information about the 2016 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards, including details on the winners and finalists, please visit: http://cybersecurity-excellence-awards.com/

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 5,100 organizations across 99 countries, including 37% of the Fortune 1000. To learn more about Rapid7 or get involved in our threat research, visit www.rapid7.com.

About The Cybersecurity Excellence Awards
The Cybersecurity Excellence Awards honor companies and individuals that demonstrate excellence, innovation and leadership in information security. This independent awards program is produced in cooperation with the Information Security Community on LinkedIn, tapping into the experience of over 300,000+ cybersecurity professionals to recognize the world's best cybersecurity products, individuals and organizations. For more information visit www.cybersecurity-excellence-awards.com.

Press contact: Rachel E. Adam Rapid7 Senior PR Manager press@rapid7.com (857) 415-4443

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