Support enhances scanning speed and scalability with additional Web scanning, scan management, and configurable risk scoring

April 1, 2009

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BOSTON, Mass. -- March 31, 2009 -- Rapid7, the leading provider of unified vulnerability management solutions, today announced the latest version of its flagship product, NeXpose. Rapid7 NeXpose 4.8 meets growing organizational scanning needs with new 64-bit support, building additional vertical scalability directly into each individual NeXpose system, enabling customers to service a large environment using a small number of devices. This scalability provides customers with considerable savings on hardware costs, rack space, power and cooling, while maximizing their investment in NeXpose's ability to lower overall vulnerability risk and prioritize threats for mitigation across the entire network.

"NeXpose enables us to become more proactive in the e-discovery of known vulnerabilities in operating systems, networks, subnets, applications and related hosting services, thus lowering our risk and protecting our assets," said Joseph A. Lazor, director of information resource & security management at Florida State University. "Its scalability provides us with the assurance that NeXpose will grow with our IT infrastructure and still provide us with the scanning speed and remediation capabilities that we need to stay ahead of real threats, meet our security policies and achieve compliance with state and federal mandates."

NeXpose 4.8's enhancements in web scanning, scan management and risk scoring deliver more accurate results, easier management and flexible models to view changes in risk. For example, NeXpose 4.8 scan management now has the ability to pause or resume scans on command, the ability to set specific scan windows to minimize network impact, device blacklisting and ad hoc scanning " all designed to deliver scanning when it makes the most sense and results in the least amount of network disturbance. This also holds true for NeXpose 4.8 risk scoring, with new customization and configurations that enable users to define the risks that are most relevant to their business. Combining these new features with enhancements to the user experience and existing web scanning modules makes NeXpose 4.8 even more valuable as the cornerstone of a robust corporate IT security strategy.

"Today's economy requires companies to balance reduced budgets and staff against increased risk profiles due to growing insider and external threats," said Diana Kelley, partner and analyst, SecurityCurve. "Security vendors must deliver solutions that are flexible enough that they don't require organizations to re-engineer their entire network and security architectures."

"Rapid7's speed of innovation is a result of our continuous investment in developing product capabilities that meet and exceed our customers' needs, and NeXpose 4.8 is a great example," said Mike Tuchen, president and chief operating officer of Rapid7. "The addition of 64-bit support delivers tremendous scalability and flexibility versus other market solutions. When combined with our new features for smarter scan management and configurable risk scoring, NeXpose 4.8 is not only a testament to our deep understanding of our customers and our ability to enhance their security on their terms, but far and away the most superior vulnerability management product on the market today."

About Rapid7 Rapid7 is a leader in vulnerability management and compliance, delivering a single unified solution across an organization's entire infrastructure. Rapid7 NeXpose helps securities professionals to reduce their attack surface by providing actionable insights into the real threats from vulnerabilities across their entire IT infrastructure. Rapid7 NeXpose is the only solution that provides in-depth coverage of vital Web and database systems in addition to networked devices, servers, and operating systems. The NeXpose A.I. and Reporting Engines synthesize large quantities of raw data to provide direct insight into the vulnerabilities that represent the most risk to the business. From this insight the product delivers a set of prioritized remediation recommendations that help security professionals get protection fast. Organizations including Black & Decker, Trader Joe's, Florida State University, the New York Times, and the City of Philadelphia continually rely on Rapid7 products and services to mitigate risk and remain compliant. For more information, visit

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