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Rapid7 Buys Threat Intelligence Platform Intsights for $335M


Rapid7 has acquired IntSights Cyber Intelligence Ltd, a New York-based contextualized external threat intelligence and proactive threat remediation company, for $335 million.

With the acquisition of IntSights, Rapid7 will combine its community-infused threat intelligence and deep understanding of customer environments with IntSights’ external threat intelligence capabilities. This combination is intended to provide customers with a unified view into threats, attack surface monitoring, relevant insights, and proactive threat mitigation for organizations of any size or level of security maturity.

This acquisition also enhances Rapid7’s cloud-native extended detection and response (XDR) offering, InsightIDR, by enabling high-quality, high-fidelity alerts to ensure efficient security operations, earlier threat detection, and accelerated response times.

In addition to enhancing its XDR offering and selling a standalone threat intelligence offering, Rapid7 intends to bring IntSights’ external threat intelligence capabilities into its platform to unlock faster threat identification and remediation across the company’s entire solution portfolio.

Foros acted as financial advisor to Rapid7.

Rapid7 also provided preliminary estimated Annualized Recurring Revenue (ARR) results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2021. Based on currently available information, Rapid7 anticipates ARR to end the second quarter 2021 at approx. $489 million, or growth of 29% year-over-year.