Thorsten George, VP of Worldwide of Marketing and
Products for Agiliance on the left and
Bernd Leger, VP of Marketing, Products &
Solutions at Rapid7 on the right

Sitting in a room of hundreds of industry leaders and security vendors, it was extremely gratifying to hear our name called and being asked on stage to receive one of the coveted SC Magazine Awards last night in San Francisco. Rapid7 won the prestigious “Best Vulnerability Management Tool” Award in the Reader's Trust Award Category.  This recognition from the users of security solutions is a true testament to our product innovation and excellence and is reflected in the market momentum that Rapid7 has achieved.  We are most grateful for it!

We were also thrilled to see many of our partners recognized with other Reader's Trust and Excellence Awards including: IBM,  (winner of the best cloud computing security; IBM uses Rapid7's technology to drive its cloud-based vulnerability management solutions), HP (winner of the best SIEM appliance; Nexpose is tightly integrated with ArcSight); Agiliance (winner in the best regulatory compliance solution category; we have a tight integration with Agiliance's risk management platform). With our partners, Rapid7 is helping to improve the security posture of organizations around the world.

Our  Nexpose development team has delivered numerous innovations over the last few months.  Rapid7 was the first vendor to be named part of VMware's Security Reference Architecture with Nexpose's ability to dynamically discover and then scan virtual assets.  In addition, we bolstered our industry-leading risk management capabilities with our real risk score that incorporates exploitability and malware information.

We continue to push the envelope with Metasploit as well. Metasploit Pro was a finalist for the Best SME Solution at the SC Magazine Award Gala last night.  Just a few days ago we released version 4.2 of Metasploit which added support for identifying risks in IPv6 networks.

We'd like to thank our customers and partners with whom we share this award as they continue to drive and challenge us to make our solutions even better. On that note we'd also like to raise our glass to one of our customers Nils Puhlman, CSO at Zynga who was recognized as one of the finalists for CSO of the year award last night.

We hope you will join us to celebrate our win at our party tonight at Ruby Skye.

Bernd Leger, VP of Marketing, Products & Solutions, Rapid7