BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rapid7®, the leading provider of unified vulnerability management and penetration testing solutions, today announced that the first quarter of 2011 was the Company’s eighth consecutive record quarter with a 73 percent increase in revenue compared to the first quarter of 2010. Continuing its momentum of 2010, with significant product upgrades, strategic technology partnerships and wide industry recognition, Rapid7 increased new sales by more than 62 percent in Q1 2011 over Q1 2010.
“We ended 2010 on a consistent streak of record-setting quarters and have already shown our ability and determination to continue that run in 2011,” said Mike Tuchen, president and CEO of Rapid7. “The progress we’ve seen in Q1 is a testament to our goal of remaining at the forefront of the industry with innovative product development, positive company expansion and prestigious industry recognition. This dedication to the betterment of the entire security industry will remain our focus for the next three quarters and beyond.”
Product Innovation During the first quarter, Rapid7 focused its efforts on the research and development of its vulnerability management and penetration testing solutions with the following releases:
- Metasploit Pro™ 3.6 adds sophisticated new functionality to better manage, analyze and present penetration testing information, including asset tagging, PCI penetration testing reports that extend the native NeXpose® PCI reporting capability and project activity reports. This latest version also provides several improvements to the other commercial edition, Metasploit Express™ and the free, open source Metasploit® Framework.
- NeXpose4.11 is the latest version of Rapid7’s flagship vulnerability management solution that offers enhanced performance and scalability, improved PCI compliance support and better risk assessment. With scanning capabilities up to 10 times faster, NeXpose provides support to enterprises as they require increased vulnerability assessment information. It also includes additional Web application scanning capabilities such as Adobe®Flash® decompilation and analysis, to discover more vulnerabilities and improve intelligence.
Technology Partnerships With a focus on developing key relationships within the industry, Rapid7 announced two important collaborations during Q1:
- A technology collaboration with Rsam, the industry leader in governance, risk and compliance (GRC) solutions, enables organizations to proactively leverage faster security risk intelligence and prioritization from NeXpose to the Rsam GRC platform for smarter GRC-based decisions.
- Rapid7 also partnered with TriGeo Network Security, a provider of security information and event management (SIEM) technology, offering organizations an integrated solution for faster, more effective risk prioritization to rapidly identify and respond to critical compliance violations, security breaches and insider threats.
Industry Recognition and Thought Leadership Along with strategic partnerships, the Company was recognized by the industry for its leadership in vulnerability management. Most recently, NeXpose received a “Strong Positive” – the highest rating possible – in Gartner’s 2011 “MarketScope for Vulnerability Assessment.” In addition, the Company received the 2010 Frost & Sullivan Product Line Strategy of the Year Award in vulnerability management for Rapid7’s innovative solutions, impressive market growth and continued dedication to leading the vulnerability management field.
Security Team Expansion Continuing its employee growth, Rapid7 began 2011 with the addition of Marcus Carey as community manger. As founder of DojoSec, a monthly security conference in Baltimore, MD., Marcus brings to Rapid7 extensive experience in the information architecture and assurance field. With his determination to empower security professionals and better serve the security and open source communities, Marcus’ focus at Rapid7 will be on developing events, engaging directly with customers and conducting open source security research.
Rapid7 is the leading provider of unified vulnerability management and penetration testing solutions, delivering actionable intelligence about an organization’s entire IT environment. Rapid7 offers the only integrated threat management solution that enables organizations to implement and maintain best practices and optimize their network security, Web application security and database security strategies.
Recognized as the fastest growing vulnerability management company in the U.S. by Inc. Magazine, Rapid7 helps leading organizations such as Liz Claiborne, the United States Postal Service, Carnegie Mellon University and Red Bull to mitigate risk and maintain compliance for regulations such as PCI, HIPAA, FISMA, SOX and NERC. Rapid7 also manages the Metasploit Project, the leading open-source penetration testing platform with the world’s largest database of public, tested exploits. To obtain a free download of NeXpose or Metasploit, please visit http://www.rapid7.com/resources/free-downloads.jsp. For more information, visit www.rapid7.com.