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Rapid7 showcases new capabilities for AWS

At a time when cloud technology and cyber security are on everyone’s mind, industry leader Rapid7 has announced its presence at Amazon Web Services re: Invent 2022, where it will demonstrate several of its new capabilities.

user icon Daniel Croft
Thu, 01 Dec 2022
Rapid7 showcases new capabilities for AWS
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“Now, more than ever, security teams need to stay on their toes,” said Lee Weiner, senior vice president of cloud security and chief innovation officer at Rapid7.

“They need to continuously monitor an increasingly complex threat landscape in real time, while securely scaling their cloud footprint in line with their business needs.

“By uniting cloud risk and threat detection, Rapid7 is delivering enhanced scale and time-to-value, helping customers secure their businesses with both speed and precision.”

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Rapid7 is set to showcase two new features of its Insight Platform that are set to provide users with added security when using Amazon Web Services (AWS).

The first is agentless vulnerability assessment. This tool will allow cyber teams to continuously monitor cloud vulnerabilities without individual machines needing software. This is accompanied by Rapid7’s cloud detection and response, which is able to identify threats in real time and alert security teams. For increased accuracy, the new capability consolidates third-party findings.

“Combined, these new capabilities and integrations solve our customers’ biggest cloud security pain points,” said Weiner.

“These innovations deliver a unique value proposition that combines our agentless approach, real-time visibility, and rich, unified context so customers can more effectively operationalise their cloud security programs.”

In addition, Rapid7 will also be showcasing support for AWS’ newest security capabilities. AWS Verified Access provides customers with an authentication service that integrates with Rapid7’s insight platform and requires no VPN. Working with AWS, Rapid7 will allow customers the ability to monitor who is accessing their apps.

Amazon Security Lake is also launching, acting as a one-stop solution that comprises all of a customer’s AWS and third-party security logs. The logs will also be consolidated within AWS’ Open Cybersecurity Schema Framework. Logs will be accessible from third-party software making security management more streamlined.

“Amazon Security Lake helps organisations aggregate, manage, and derive value from log and event data to give security teams greater visibility across their organisations,” said Amazon Security Lake GM Rod Wallace.

“Rapid7’s integration with Amazon Security Lake will give customers the ability to run advanced analytics on AWS and third-party logs with Rapid7 InsightIDR. This will help customers address a variety of security use cases such as threat detection, investigation, and incident response.”

AWS re:Invent takes place from 28 November until 2 December.

Daniel Croft

Daniel Croft

Born in the heart of Western Sydney, Daniel Croft is a passionate journalist with an understanding for and experience writing in the technology space. Having studied at Macquarie University, he joined Momentum Media in 2022, writing across a number of publications including Australian Aviation, Cyber Security Connect and Defence Connect. Outside of writing, Daniel has a keen interest in music, and spends his time playing in bands around Sydney.

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