InsightVM vs. Managed Vulnerability Management: How to Choose Which Rapid7 Offering Is Right for You

InsightVM vs. Managed Vulnerability Management: How to Choose Which Rapid7 Offering Is Right for You

We’ve all been there—spending hours upon hours helping our organizations avoid breaches and defend against attackers. But despite all the time and energy security professionals pour into this effort, attackers still find their way into complex environments and manage to exploit valuable data, often through software vulnerabilities.


A vulnerability management tool is vital to the security of any organization. Defenders must be able to enumerate vulnerabilities with a low number of false-positives and drive those vulnerabilities to resolution.


Regardless of where you are in your VM journey, if you are looking to get more time back in your day and focus on other tasks, we can help. Below, we explain our two offerings—InsightVM and our Managed Vulnerability Management Service—so you can make an informed decision about which is right for you.


What is InsightVM?


InsightVM is our primary vulnerability management tool that evolved from Nexpose, our on-premises tool. InsightVM provides end-to-end visibility of your entire environment, including your cloud, containerized, virtual, and remote infrastructure, so you can confidently understand the risk of your entire ecosystem.


At Rapid7, we think about vulnerability management at its basic level as being all about CPR. No, not the life-saving technique, but an acronym we use here for Collect, Prioritize, and Remediate.


InsightVM starts by collecting information to take an in-depth inventory of every characteristic of each asset in an environment. This includes things such as the running operating system a ..