Rapid7, a provider of analytics solutions for security and IT operations, has acquired security orchestration and automation company, Komand, to help its customers reduce time to resolution, maximise resources and overcome ecosystem complexity. This acquisition enables Rapid7 to address the critical need for orchestration and automation to fill resource gaps that cannot be met by humans alone.
According to the company, it is the first organisation to unite IT and security analytics and business context with the ability to automate action.
“We are incredibly excited to welcome the Komand team to Rapid7. The need for well-designed security and IT automation solutions is acute; resources are scarce, environments are becoming more complex, all while threats are increasing,” says Corey Thomas, president and CEO of Rapid7.
“Security and IT solutions must evolve through context-driven automation, allowing cybersecurity and IT professionals to focus on more strategic activities.”
Rapid7 software solutions have been recognised as offering comprehensive data collection and advanced analytics to help IT and security teams manage risk, respond to attacks and effectively monitor operations.
Komand’s orchestration and automation technology will expand Rapid7’s Insight platform’s ability to empower lean security and IT teams to meaningfully increase productivity across their entire operation and reduce the time it takes to respond to an incident. Customers will have the ability to automatically identify risks, respond to incidents and address issues significantly faster and with less human intervention.
“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,” says Jen Andre, founder and CEO of Komand.
“Rapid7 has demonstrated that they share this vision, made evident by their commitment to the security and IT communities, the genesis and execution of the Insight platform and the company focus on building solutions that simplify complex processes.”

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, Rapid7 will be positioned to expand the power of its Insight platform to orchestrate and automate across the security and IT operations ecosystems.
A sample of use cases includes automated risk remediation and patching, malware investigation and containment as wells as chat ops for responding to routine inquiries. Today, the Komand user community and extensible framework, with easy workflow generation leveraging over 150 plugins, is built and designed to foster adoption and usage across companies of all sizes and levels of IT and security maturity.
“The automation currently available in Rapid7’s products is already a key benefit that helps to manage information technology security more efficiently. I am excited to see how the acquisition of Komand will further improve Rapid7’s products,” adds Jonathan Theron, IT services manager at Rapid7 distributor, Netxactics.