Rapid7 Acquires Open-Source Community Project Velociraptor

Rapid7 Acquires Open-Source Community Project Velociraptor

Application Security , Cloud Security , Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR)

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Rapid7 is acquiring Velociraptor, an open-source, endpoint-monitoring, digital forensics and incident response organization and professional community that it will continue to operate as a stand-alone entity while Rapid7 adopts some of its technology.

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The security analytics and automation company reported the deal on Wednesday and said it will use Velociraptor's technology to enhance its incident response capabilities. At the same time, it will continue to help support and build the Velociraptor open-source community, Rapid7 says.

"We strongly believe that partnership with the open-source community is one of the most important ways to move the security industry forward and make the digital world a safer place for everyone," says Richard Perkett, senior vice president of detection and response at Rapid7.

The deal has Rapid7 acquiring the rights to the Velociraptor IP, which is made available under an open-source license. The organization is also responsible for supporting the community of developers and analysts who use and contribute to the project. Rapid7 has now taken that ..