|[April 13, 2012]
Richard Perkett Joins Rapid7 to Lead Product Development and Establish New Boston Innovation Center
BOSTON --(Business Wire)--
the leading provider of security risk intelligence solutions, today
announced that Richard Perkett has joined the Company as vice president
of engineering. Perkett will manage Rapid7's new innovation center and
lead the product development teams for the Company's vulnerability
management and penetration
testing solutions: Nexpose and Metasploit.
"I was attracted to Rapid7's innovative culture, its dedicated team of
security professionals and its unique security products," said Richard
Perkett, vice president of engineering at Rapid7. "Rapid7 has aggressive
product innovation, development and expansion goals for 2012, including
a focus on applying "big data" to security. I'm looking forward to
contributing to them and continuing the excellence of the Company's
ongoing product development."
Along with expanding the world-class engineering organization at Rapid7,
Perkett will be in charge of leading the Company's new innovation
center, which is slated to open in Cambridge, Massachusetts in Q2 of
2012. The innovation center will be responsible for accelerating
innovation across Rapid7's current product capabilities as well as
introducing new products into the marketplace. Rapid7 will hire more
than 100 people in 2012, over half of which will join engineering teams
located at the new innovation center, as well as in Los Angels, CA (News - Alert),
Austin, TX and Toronto, Canada.
"Rapid7's innovation center in Cambridge will attract world-class
engineering talent who will help us accelerate the pace at which we
deliver innovative products to our customers; helping them simplify
their never-ending security challenges," added Perkett.
Perkett has more than 15 years of experience in engineering, including
holding a senior director of engineering role at RSA (News - Alert). In this position,
Perkett was responsible for leading the global engineering organization
for its Authentication and Identity Protection and Verification
products. Prior to joining RSA, Perkett was CTO and co-founder of
Salesnet, Inc., a leading company in customer relationship management
"We're thrilled for Richard to join Rapid7," said Mike Tuchen, CEO of
Rapid7. "The Company's recent funding of $50 million is paving the way
for us to build out our development teams in Boston, LA, Austin and
Toronto, including opening a new innovation center in Cambridge. Richard
will bring his passion and vision to overseeing this expansion and play
a key role in solving our customers' complex security challenges with
simple, innovative solutions."
Previous industry-first innovations from Rapid7 include:
The first to offer a unified vulnerability management solution
for identifying security threats across the network, operating system,
database and the Web.
The first to offer integrated penetration testing and vulnerability
management solutions, enabling organizations to prioritize the
remediation of found vulnerabilities based on known exploits and then
verify that effectiveness of that remediation.
The first to offer dynamic discovery and vulnerability scanning of
virtual assets so organizations can ensure the most thorough and
accurate scanning across the entire physical and virtual environment.
Nexpose is the only vulnerability management solution included in
VMware's security reference architecture, which was presented at
Rapid7 is hiring! For a full listing of Rapid7's open positions, go to www.rapid7.com/careers.
Rapid7 is the leading provider of security risk intelligence solutions.
Rapid7's integrated vulnerability
management and penetration
testing products, Nexpose and Metasploit, empower organizations to
obtain accurate, actionable and contextual intelligence into their
threat and risk posture. Rapid7's solutions are being used by more than
2,000 enterprises and government agencies in more than 65 countries
worldwide, while the Company's free products are downloaded more than
one million times per year and enhanced further by over 125,000 security
community users and contributors. Rapid7 has been recognized as one of
the fastest growing security companies by Inc. Magazine and as a "Top
Place to Work" by the Boston Globe. The Company is backed by Bain
Capital Ventures and Technology Crossover Ventures. For more information
about Rapid7, please visit http://www.rapid7.com.
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