|[December 10, 2012]
Rapid7 Nexpose 5.5 Further Simplifies IT Security Risk Management
BOSTON --(Business Wire)--
a leading provider of IT security risk management software, today
announced that the new capabilities of its vulnerability
management solution, Nexpose,
further simplify the complex challenge of IT
security risk management. Nexpose 5.5 introduces new capabilities
assessment and enhanced reporting to make it easier for security
professionals to see and understand the risk associated with their IT
assets, users, and the threats relevant to their organization.
Additionally, the new version introduces the option to deploy Nexpose as
a virtual appliance, extending Rapid7's commitment to supporting virtual
environments, as well as delivering ease-of-use and deployment
flexibility for customers.
"Security professionals face a vast and complex challenge, and they need
visibility into their organization's risk exposure to help them make
productive decisions to improve their position," said Richard Perkett,
vice president of Engineering, Rapid7. "The new capabilities in Nexpose
streamline this process. Security professionals can get a full picture
of risk across their IT assets, encompassing vulnerabilities and
configuration issues, and presented in easy-to-use customizable reports.
This enables better decision-making and increases the credibility of the
security team across the organization."
"As organizations go forward in an ever more dangerous I environment,
it is imperative that they have knowledge of the threats,
vulnerabilities, and overall risk to their environment. Vulnerability
assessment is a critical step in this and not only improves an
organization's overall security, but can reduce costs and make a company
more competitive," said Charles Kolodgy, vice president of research for
Secure Products at IDC (News - Alert). "Capabilities such as integrated configuration
assessment and enhanced reporting make security smarter and helps
prioritize action and investment."
The new enhancements to Nexpose 5.5 include:
Organizations need to ensure they are complying with various policy
standards, whether they are internal best practice standards, or from
external regulatory bodies such as the National Institute of Standards
and Technology (NIST). A part of this is ensuring their IT assets are
configured in the right way. Traditionally, policy and compliance
evaluation are done separately from vulnerability assessments,
decreasing productivity for organizations that have to go through
similar processes more than once. Version 5.5 extends Nexpose's existing
integrated configuration assessment capabilities by adding CIS
Benchmarks, enabling security professionals to benefit from the
increased efficiency of unified discovery, scanning, reporting and
Identifying areas of potential risk is crucial, and it is equally vital
that the information around risk is presented in a way that is easy to
understand and actionable, so the organization can move forward and act
to minimize risk. This has traditionally resulted in security
professionals spending a large amount of time on reporting, frequently
without the real desired outcome of identifying whether the
organization's security posture is improving. Nexpose 5.5 addresses
this, providing a simplified reporting workflow that enables users to
create customized reports that put the information they need in their
hands. Users can also benefit from pre-made templates out-of-the-box, as
well as community-driven reports distributed through Rapid7's
Deployment as a Virtual Appliance
Rapid7 is committed to providing flexibility so customers can deploy
Nexpose in whatever means best suits their environment and needs. The
solution is already available on a physical appliance, a hosted SaaS (News - Alert)
solution, or as downloaded software. With the release of the latest
version, users will also be able to deploy it as a virtual appliance
later this month. This enables security professionals to quickly and
easily deploy Nexpose in their virtual environment.
Pricing and Availability
Nexpose 5.5 is available immediately from www.rapid7.com.
For information on pricing, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a free trial, please visit http://www.rapid7.com/products/nexpose/download.jsp.
Rapid7 is a leading provider of IT security risk management software.
Its integrated vulnerability management and penetration testing
products, Nexpose and Metasploit, and mobile risk management solution,
Mobilisafe, enable defenders to gain contextual visibility and manage
the risk associated with the IT environment, users and threats relevant
to their organization. Rapid7's simple and innovative solutions are used
by more than 2,000 enterprises and government agencies in more than 65
countries, while the Company's free products are downloaded more than
one million times per year and enhanced by more than 175,000 members of
its open source security community. 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. Its products are top rated by
Gartner®, Forrester (News - Alert)® and SC Magazine. The Company is backed by Bain
Capital and Technology Crossover Ventures. For more information about
Rapid7, please visit http://www.rapid7.com.
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