Rapid7 is thrilled to be recognized as a Leader in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM).

This is our third time being in this report, and we are very excited to have been able to make it to the Leaders’ quadrant in such a short amount of time.

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Gartner’s Magic Quadrant reports offer a framework for evaluating technology vendors in a given space. In the case of the Magic Quadrant for SIEM, technology providers were measured on two axis: completeness of vision and ability to execute.

We are honored to be recognized in this competitive and fast-growing space. We credit this achievement to our deep partnership with customers to ensure we are creating products that address their core needs, and an uncompromising commitment to delivering these solutions in a way that is intuitive and easy to execute for our users.

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The state of detection and response

Threat detection and response is the most challenging it has ever been. In a recent survey, 63% of security professionals said that security analytics and operations are more difficult than they were two years ago. It’s not surprising. With rapidly shifting cloud environments, sprawling attack surfaces, mounting data, unmanageable alert volumes, and an industry-wide resource deficit, how could this not be the case? However, we’ve observed that widely traditional SIEMs have not changed to address this rising complexity. In fact, they are often a key contributor to this complexity. Traditional SIEMs take can take months or longer to deploy, require tedious configuration and rules creation, and often create more noise or management burdens for security teams.

In today’s modern ecosystems, complexity is the No. 1 obstacle between security teams and successful detection and response.

"InsightIDR has performed exceptionally well. Easy to implement and quick to see value. Adding event sources was quick and easy, unlike most SIEM products." - IT Security Manager, Energy and Utilities Industry ★★★★★

Rapid7: Reducing complexity to accelerate detection and response in modern environments

Rapid7’s approach to detection and response is centered around eliminating the complexity that stands between security teams and effectively catching and responding to attacks. Through our InsightIDR and Managed Detection and Response (MDR) offerings, customers have the flexibility to select the solution and approach that best meets their needs and objectives.

Rapid7 is uniquely positioned to help teams achieve the efficiency and effectiveness required to achieve success in this area.

Cloud-first approach for immediate value realization

As a natively SaaS-based SIEM, InsightIDR eliminates the deployment hurdles that often bog teams down and diminish time to value. Through lightweight collection methods and cloud hosting, teams are able to easily aggregate data across diverse data sources. InsightIDR doesn’t stop at collection. It also normalizes, attributes, and enriches data—giving analysts instant visibility across their logs, users, endpoints, and network.

“Up And Running In Hours, Not Days.” - Security Engineer, Manufacturing Industry ★★★★★

Reliable, actionable detections

With insights from our MDR team and the Rapid7 global threat intelligence network (including things like Metasploit, Project Sonar, and Project Heisenberg), InsightIDR delivers high-quality and reliable detections from Day 1. With a growing library of these expertly curated out-of-the-box detections, customers don’t need to go through tedious rule creation or tuning exercises associated with traditional SIEMs. Additionally, users have the option to easily supplement alerts with custom rules through an intuitive UI.

"Comprehensive Security Coverage And Deep Insight Into Any Anomaly" - Sr Security Engineer ★★★★★

Rich investigations and response

When attackers are detected, the time to pinpoint and eliminate these threats is critical in minimizing impact. InsightIDR visualizes attacks over in a timeline that details the steps and context at each phase. With this detail, analysts can both get a snapshot of the critical components of the attack, as well as dig into the details in a single pane (without having to jump between many different tools). InsightIDR offers core automation functionality to take action on alerts, and also integrates seamlessly with InsightConnect, Rapid7’s Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR) product.

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Again, we are delighted about this recognition and we credit this achievement to our laser focus on addressing the complexity that teams are facing every day. Thank you to our customers and partners for helping us get here, and we know that this validation only furthers our commitment to this mission of making successful detection and response attainable for all.

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Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), February 18, 2020, Kelly Kavanagh, Toby Bussa, Gorka Sadowski.