Rapid7 is a leading cyber security solutions provider, on a mission to make successful security tools and practices accessible to all. Rapid7 Insight Platform technology, expert services, and thought-leading research enables over 9,000 customers to improve their security programs so that they can safely advance and innovate.
In the nearly 20 years that Rapid7 has been in business, security companies and trends have come and gone, while broader technology innovation continues to advance rapidly. Every company is now a technology company, and rampant innovation inevitably creates security risk. The migration of businesses to the cloud and ubiquitous connected devices present security teams with an increasingly complex, ever-changing, and unpredictable attack surface.
We believe as cybersecurity challenges continue to rise exponentially, two key factors can prevent organisations from effectively managing their growing security exposure. First, the tools to manage complex security problems are often complicated to use. Second, there is a scarcity of cybersecurity professionals who are qualified to successfully manage these sophisticated tools. These two factors compound the difficulties that resource-constrained organisations face when attempting to minimise their security exposure, meet security compliance regulations and provide visibility to their leadership. The expanding divide between risk created through innovation and risk managed by security teams is called the Security Achievement Gap.
We believe Rapid7 is uniquely positioned to improve how customer security challenges are addressed. Our solutions simplify the complex, allowing teams to more effectively reduce vulnerabilities, monitor malicious behaviour, investigate and shut down attacks, and automate routine tasks. All of our solutions and services are built with and supported by the expertise of our dedicated team of security researchers and consultants, who bring knowledge of attacker behaviour and emerging vulnerabilities directly to customers. We also continue to invest in further simplifying our technology to improve usability, lowering the barrier to managing security for teams and organisations who lack resources.
While our security technology is the foundation of our mission to make successful security accessible to all, technology alone will not solve today’s cybersecurity challenges. Our ongoing commitment to researching and partnering with the technology community helps to curb new security risks born through innovation. We are also investing in under-served, at risk communities, like non-profits and hospitals, to better understand their needs and make security technology and services accessible.
By continuously improving our technology, stemming the creation of risk in the community, and making security more usable and accessible, Rapid7 aims to close the Security Achievement Gap. As of December 31, 2019, we had more than 9,000 customers that rely on Rapid7 technology, services, and research to improve security outcomes and securely advance their organisations.