Rapid7 Acquires Security Orchestration and Automation Company, Komand
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Boston-based Komand to Rapid7 Insight platform to increase effectiveness of lean security and IT teams with simplified workflow solutions
Rapid7marries security and IT analytics with business context, and now will offer the ability to automate responses and investigations
“We are incredibly excited to welcome the Komand team to
“When we defined the Komand mission, there was one goal to which we repeatedly returned as inspiration: help under-resourced security and IT teams better leverage what they have at their disposal,” said
The Insight platform with enhanced automation and orchestration
Today, the Rapid7 Insight platform processes more than 56 billion events and monitors millions of assets daily. Through the acquisition of Komand,
“We’ve been impressed by the technology developed by the Komand team and believe that together, we’ll be able to build solutions that make security and IT teams significantly more productive,” said
The acquisition of Komand is not expected to have a material financial impact to Rapid7’s calculated billings, revenue, and non-GAAP earnings (loss) per share for calendar year 2017, as guided on
Inducement Grants under NASDAQ Listing Rule 5635(c)(4)
In order to induce Komand’ employees to join and to retain and incentivize them going forward,
Each inducement award will vest over four years, with 25% of the original number of shares underlying such award vesting on
Komand is a security orchestration and automation platform that gives security teams the power to quickly automate and streamline security operations, with no need for code. Teams can integrate their tools, build automated workflows, and utilize human decision points to accelerate incident response and move security initiatives forward, faster. Komand was founded by Jen Andre, an industry veteran who formerly co-founded Threat Stack, with a team that boasts a cybersecurity pedigree from FireEye Mandiant, Symantec, IBM, CounterTack, MITRE, Carbon Black, Recorded Futures, and OpenNSM.
Rapid7 (NASDAQ:RPD) is trusted by IT and security professionals around the world to manage risk, simplify modern IT complexity, and drive innovation. Rapid7 analytics transform today’s vast amounts of security and IT data into the answers needed to securely develop and operate sophisticated IT networks and applications. Rapid7 research, technology, and services drive vulnerability management, penetration testing, application security, incident detection and response, and log management for more than 6,300 organizations across more than 120 countries, including 39% of the Fortune 1000. To learn more about Rapid7 or join our threat research, visit www.rapid7.com.
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