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      Rapid7 (RPD) Stock Saw An Uptick After Analyst Upgrade

      By Fahim Awan

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      November 6, 2023

      1:27 PM UTC

      Rapid7 (RPD) Stock Saw An Uptick After Analyst Upgrade

      The shares of Rapid7, Inc. (NASDAQ: RPD) demonstrated a notable upswing, surging by 8.93% to reach $51.35 during the preceding trading session. This surge in the value of Rapid7’s stock was instigated by an encouraging assessment from financial analysts. Specifically, the analyst firm, Wolfe Research, elevated its recommendation for RPD stock, upgrading it from “Peer Perform” to “Outperform” on the last Friday. Nevertheless, the firm kept the price target for the stock at $56.

      Rapid7 (RPD) has recently announced that it’s Managed Detection and Response (MDR) service. This service now boasts multifaceted endpoint prevention and forensics capabilities, powered by its cutting-edge Insight Agent. The Insight Agent was already recognized for its prowess in vulnerability scanning, highly effective threat detection, and prompt containment actions.

      With the integration of next-generation antivirus (NGAV) and the digital forensics and incident response (DFIR) capabilities from Velociraptor, customers will be empowered to further streamline and maximize their investments, mitigating complexity, enhancing effectiveness, and optimizing core endpoint protection functions.

      In a context where Security Operations Center (SOC) teams confront an ever-expanding attack surface encompassing endpoints and the cloud, they often find themselves ensnared in a cycle of reactive procedures. This not only leads to burnout but, at times, results in recurring security breaches due to the failure to comprehensively address previous incidents.

      Rapid7’s MDR clientele will enjoy the additional benefits of reducing endpoint security expenses and complexities within their SOC. The integration of Velociraptor’s DFIR and next-generation antivirus capabilities will empower customers to assert control over the dynamic threat landscape, heightening levels of security protection.

      The DFIR capability now integrated into the RPD agent leverages the collaborative efforts of the Velociraptor open source community to detect and eliminate threats in real-time. Employing an expressive query language, as opposed to coding, Velociraptor facilitates the swift sharing of custom threat detections among security professionals. This strengthens the collective knowledge of the security community and enables teams to swiftly identify emerging threats.

      With this expansion, Rapid7 is positioned to provide comprehensive coverage throughout the entire threat lifecycle, encompassing vulnerability assessment, prevention, highly effective threat detection, containment, and remediation. Rapid7 remains steadfast in its commitment to offer a holistic endpoint solution, addressing one of the most pervasive threats of ransomware being faced by organizations today.

      The company’s strategic plans involve incorporating capabilities from its acquisition of Minerva Labs Ltd. to enhance its capacity to identify and thwart advanced attacker behaviors, thus proactively blocking malware before it can execute its malicious intentions.

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