September 25, 2016

Rapid7 Gets Cash Boost of $50 Million

(LiveHacking.Com) – The company behind Nexpose and Metasploit, Rapid7, has secured $50 million in venture capital funding from Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV). Rapid7 will use the money for growth and already has plans to expand its engineering teams in Los Angeles, CA and Austin, TX, as well as staffing a brand new innovation center at the Company’s headquarters in Boston, MA.

“In the security battle, attackers currently have the edge and Rapid7 intends to change this by recruiting the most talented people and organizations to drive innovation. We are looking for great people that are passionate about helping customers solve the hard problems they face in security,” said Mike Tuchen, CEO of Rapid7. “Our desire to work with people that excel at what they do led us to this engagement with Technology Crossover Ventures. We’re fortunate to have not only their financial support, but also their deep understanding of how to drive technology companies to success.”

The information security market is growing at an impressive rate due to the daily reports of security incidents and security breaches. The security and vulnerability management market is predicted to exceed revenue of $5.2 billion by the end of 2014. According to the 2011 Data Breach Investigations Report, 50% of data breaches in 2010 utilized some form of hacking and 49% incorporated malware.

Rapid7 launched its flagship solution Nexpose, in 2007, giving the information security industry its first unified vulnerability management platform. Nexpose provides users with scanning capabilities across their entire IT environment, including Web, network, applications and databases.

In 2009, the Company acquired the popular open source Metasploit® Framework to further support the community and deliver advanced penetration testing solutions that integrate with vulnerability management. Since then, Rapid7 has delivered a family of Metasploit commercial products, while also growing the open source Metasploit Framework by a factor of four with more than 1 million downloads per year.

 

Rapid7 and Modulo Partner to Bring Rich VulnerabilCompliance Data to Leading GRC Solution

Rapid7®, the leading provider of unified vulnerability management and penetration testing solutions, and Modulo, a leading provider of enterprise governance, risk and compliance (GRC) solutions, announced a technology integration that enables global customers to better manage their organizations’ risk by automating the collection and analysis of security intelligence across IT assets. Critical vulnerability, misconfiguration and policy violation data identified by Rapid7 NeXpose® scans can then be assessed, prioritized and remediated by Modulo Risk Manager™ NG to centrally manage, track and report security and compliance risks and make more informed business decisions.

Rapid7 NeXpose is the only integrated vulnerability management solution that allows organizations to manage network, operating system, Web application and database security strategies. Additionally, NeXpose is the only vulnerability management solution to use real exploit intelligence to perform risk classification and deliver prioritized remediation reports.

The Modulo Risk Manager NG governance, risk and compliance management solution allows the platform to consistently and repeat-ably demonstrate multi-regulatory compliance, pass demanding audits and reduce security threats before they cause costly damage to the organization – while eliminating duplication of effort through automation. Modulo NG brings together product innovation based on feedback from more than 1,000 customers and 25 years experience in the GRC space. Ease of deployment and use, straightforward integration and a distinctive emphasis on worldwide requirements are a few areas in which Modulo is recognized.

Source:[http://www.rapid7.com/news-events/press-releases/2010/2010-modulo.jsp]

An Introduction to NeXpose Community Edition

Rapid7’s NeXpose is a vulnerability management tool which scans your network and identifies vulnerabilities across a wide range of devices and operating systems. NeXpose uses one of the world’s largest vulnerabilities databases to identify the vulnerabilities on your network.

And the great news is that there is a free community edition. The NeXpose Community Edition is a free, single-user version of NeXpose and is powered by the same scan engine as its big brother NeXpose Enterprise and offers many of the same features. The single biggest limitation is that it only works with up to 32 IP addresses, but this makes it perfect for small organizations or for individual use.

NeXpose Community Edition is available for MS Windows Server 2003 SP2 / Server 2003 R2 and several flavours of Linux including Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, Ubuntu and SuSE Linux Enterprise Server. Note: There isn’t an official Windows XP version as XP has some limitations with regards to raw sockets which NeXpose needs to perform its scans.

It is also worth noting that NeXpose Community Edition needs 4 GB of RAM (on 32-bit machines) or 8 GB of RAM (on 64-bit machines), don’t try using it without the minimum amount of memory otherwise your machine will start swapping heavily.

Once installed and updated to includ the latest list of vulnerabilities, NeXpose Community Edition offers a comprehensive range of tools for scanning and reporting the vulnerabilities on your network.

Rapid7 have some useful YouTube tutorials here: http://www.youtube.com/user/NeXposeTutorials