Rapid7 has acquired Komand, a security orchestration and automation company, to address the need for automation as security threats increase and environments become more complex, the organization reported today.
Komand's technology will be integrated into the Rapid7 Insight platform, which will be expanded to orchestrate and automate across security and IT operations. This is intended to help security teams struggling with resources to automatically detect and respond to risks with fewer people.
Some sample use cases for the automation and orchestration tech include malware investigation and containment, chat operations for addressing routine questions, and risk remediation and patching.
"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," said Lee Weiner, chief product officer at Rapid7, in a statement. "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."