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Rapid7 Acquires Velociraptor To Enhance Digital Forensics And Incident Response Capabilities


Rapid7 has acquired digital forensics and incident response open source project Velociraptor. Through this acquisition, Rapid7 will continue to build the Velociraptor community and leverage its technology and insights to enhance Rapid7’s incident response capabilities.

Velociraptor was developed for digital forensics and incident response (DFIR) professionals who need a powerful and efficient way to hunt for and monitor malicious activities across endpoints. Velociraptor’s community-driven approach allows the collective wisdom of the DFIR community to be gathered in one place and made accessible to others.

“We look forward to bringing our expertise in growing and nurturing open-source communities to Velociraptor, while also enhancing our monitoring, digital forensics, and incident response capabilities for customers,” said Richard Perkett, senior vice president of detection and response at Rapid7.

Velociraptor allows custom detections, collections and analyses capabilities to be written in queries, rather than code. Those queries can then easily be shared, strengthening the knowledge of the community and allowing teams to hunt for new threats quicker.

The acquisition of Velociraptor is not expected to be material to Rapid7’s financial results for calendar year 2021, as guided on February 9, 2021.

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