Rapid7 Buys Web Application Security (Cloud WAF) Provider, tCell

Rapid7Listed company Rapid7 (NASDAQ: RPD), a company powering the practice of SecOps by delivering shared visibility, analytics, and automation for Security, IT, and DevOps teams, has acquired tCell.io – a provider of web application threat defense and monitoring.

tCell is a “next-gen” cloud WAF enabling web applications, APIs and microservices to defend themselves against attacks. With visibility into application behavior, tCell’s technology would reduce false positives, protect applications from attacks, and deliver actionable data to prevent future application-based attacks. tCell’s customers include companies like Veeva Systems, Zenefits, and John Muir Health.

“Today’s fragmented ecosystem continues to be a challenge for security teams as they battle escalating threats while still supporting rapid innovation,” said Lee Weiner, chief product officer at Rapid7. “In order to address these issues, a practical and holistic view of application security is vital. tCell shares our vision for application security and we are thrilled to welcome them to the Rapid7 team.”

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Rapid7-SecopsRapid7’s Insight Platform delivers a unique combination of network visibility, security analytics, and orchestrated automation used by organizations to manage risk, detect and stop attacks, and orchestrate security operations across their modern networks. In addition to web application security, Rapid7’s Insight capabilities would include complete vulnerability management, security information and event management (SIEM), user behavior analytics (UBA), and security orchestration and automation (SOAR).

Application Security Solutions

tCell’s runtime application self-protection (RASP) and web application monitoring is expected to extend the capabilities of Rapid7’s Insight Platform by enhancing web application security at every level – from browser to server – helping organizations identify and block attacks.

“Attacks on web applications are exploding as companies push out more applications faster and faster,” said Michael Feiertag, chief executive officer (CEO) of tCell. “It was clear from the start of our conversations with Rapid7 that they understand this challenge and are committed to addressing it. We are incredibly excited to join the team and work together to deliver businesses the best possible application security solutions.”

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