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Rapid7 Earns Spot on UK Government Digital Marketplace
BOSTON, Oct. 26, 2016 -- Rapid7, Inc. (NASDAQ:RPD), a leading provider of security data and analytics solutions, announced today that its cloud–delivered security solutions have been added to the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) registry and are now accessible to public sector organisations. Rapid7 solutions accelerate insight into security and IT operations, arming customers with live information around vulnerabilities and user behaviours. The Company focuses on giving IT and security professionals the power to act at the moment of impact to detect, deter, and investigate threats and incidents.
Rob Attree, EMEA director of sales at Rapid7, commented on the agreement: “We are thrilled that eight of our products and services have been accepted into the G-Cloud framework, a fully EU compliant system. This arrangement will provide government and public sector bodies with direct access to Rapid7’s leading security and IT products and services to enable them to achieve their cybersecurity goals.”
According to the Information Commissioner's Office Data Security Incidents Trends, healthcare suffered more data breaches than any other sector in the UK, with 184 breaches reported in the final quarter of 2015 alone. The second most breached sector was local government, which reported 43 breaches in the same quarter. Consequently, security is becoming increasingly high on the IT agenda for UK organisations, particularly the public sector. Rapid7 solutions aim to empower IT and security professionals to protect their organisations by collecting data and transforming it into prioritised and actionable insight. The Company helps organisations to prevent attacks by providing visibility into vulnerabilities, and to rapidly detect compromises, respond to breaches, and correct the underlying causes of attacks.
Rapid7 now provides a range of SaaS solutions and specialist security services to the UK public sector, including:
The G-Cloud initiative is designed to help ease procurement with the use of cloud computing for all sections and departments of the UK government and includes a series of framework agreements with a wide range of suppliers. CCS’s vision is to deliver value for the nation through outstanding commercial capability and quality customer service. Its procurement arrangements can be used by central government departments and organisations across the public sector including local government, health, education, not-for-profit, and devolved administrations. As such, any public sector group can buy items or services without running a full tender procurement process.
CCS’s commercial procurement solutions are fully EU compliant and provide significant savings for the taxpayer, helping to protect the delivery of front line services. The speed and ease of the procurement of Rapid7 SaaS and specialist service solutions can also provide notable savings for customers in terms of time and money.
Rapid7 is a leading provider of security data and analytics solutions that enable organizations to implement an active, analytics-driven approach to cyber security. We combine our extensive experience in security data and analytics and deep insight into attacker behaviors and techniques to make sense of the wealth of data available to organizations about their IT environments and users. Our solutions empower organizations to prevent attacks by providing visibility into vulnerabilities and to rapidly detect compromises, respond to breaches, and correct the underlying causes of attacks. Rapid7 is trusted by more than 5,600 organizations across over 100 countries, including 37% of the Fortune 1000. To learn more about Rapid7 or get involved in our threat research, visit www.rapid7.com.
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