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Rapid7 Adds Automation, Orchestration Capabilities to Insight Platform

Rapid7 announced on Thursday that its Insight Platform now features automation and orchestration capabilities through a new tool called InsightConnect.

The new capabilities, which Rapid7 obtained following the acquisition of security automation and orchestration provider Komand in July 2017, should help security, development and IT teams reduce manual workloads and streamline their tasks.

Rapid7 says there are many potential use cases for InsightConnect. For instance, teams can connect their existing tools using a library of more than 200 plugins. The vulnerability patching process can also be improved through orchestration, and so can threat detection, containment and response processes by connecting threat detection to containment tasks.

Rapid7 improves Insight Platform

The new capabilities can also make it easier for IT teams to address threats, vulnerabilities and misconfigurations by automatically creating service tickets.

Rapid7’s Insight Platform has several components, including for vulnerability management (InsightVM), secure application development (InsightAppSec), phishing (InsightPhish), incident detection and response (InsightIDR), and operational control centers (InsightOps).

The company announced that InsightVM and InsightIDR will soon include pre-built automation functionality that will enable organizations to implement automation and orchestration processes for vulnerability remediation, threat containment and other tasks.

“Technology is being deployed faster than organizations can secure it, and that has placed an enormous burden on security, IT, and development teams that are often understaffed and overwhelmed by the sheer volume of manual work that needs to get done,” said Lee Weiner, chief product officer at Rapid7. “We believe automation and orchestration capabilities are vital for these teams, and will allow them to be more strategic and effective in securing their environments.”

InsightConnect and the new automation features for InsightVM and InsightIDR will be available in the U.S. starting October 1. They are expected to become available globally throughout the rest of 2018 and into 2019.

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Eduard Kovacs (@EduardKovacs) is a contributing editor at SecurityWeek. He worked as a high school IT teacher for two years before starting a career in journalism as Softpedia’s security news reporter. Eduard holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial informatics and a master’s degree in computer techniques applied in electrical engineering.