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MBX builds Rapid7's hardware program into global powerhouse

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Page 0 of 1 +1 847.487.2700 | SALES: 800.560.1195 | SUPPORT: 888.440.1617 | 1200 Technology Way, Libertyville, Illinois, 60048 | MBX Systems © 2020 11 MBX BUILDS RAPID7'S HARDWARE PROGRAM INTO GLOBAL POWERHOUSE CHALLENGE: Rapid7 needed to simplify and globalize their hardware platforms, imaging and fulfillment while upgrading components to include failover capabilities. SOLUTION: Consolidate two vendors and two platform options to single-source with MBX, standardizing on Tier 1 servers for global certifications and a better customer experience. Guidance for evolving hardware strategy Platform changes to support growth Optimization of each platform configuration Platform standardization for all SKUs Transition to HPE OEM program for cost-effective global coverage One-stop imaging, inventory, logistics & RMAs Export management for international shipments Individual end user configuration Business IT security MBX Benefits Long-Term Partnership Evolves Appliance Strategy to Support Sales in 120+ Countries L ike many enterprise so ware companies that offer their applications on a turnkey appliance, IT security so ware provider Rapid7 has seen its hardware needs change dramatically over the years. Product line diversification, business growth and global expansion have required ongoing adjustments in both platform selection and hardware management, leaving the company's initial white-box solutions and in-house system integration far behind. Guiding Rapid7 on its hardware journey has been MBX Systems, a value-added provider of custom server hardware engineering, manufacturing and support services. MBX has helped the company plan and execute new hardware strategy since 2007, driving a series of transitions that have gradually moved the program from custom rackmount servers imaged at Rapid7 offices to base HPE OEM platforms that are inventoried, pre-loaded with Rapid7's InsightVM or Nexpose vulnerability management so ware, and shipped to end customers in more than 120 countries by MBX. "This is a strong partnership that has enabled us to cost-effectively scale our appliance program," said Kevin Gawthorpe, Platform Delivery Manager for Rapid7. "MBX not only provides the technical expertise and quality manufacturing services we need to deliver reliable hardware solutions to our customers, but also supplies critical support in areas ranging from evaluating new hardware options to troubleshooting global documentation and customs issues. It's a consultative relationship that has helped us grow the hardware deployment side of our business both domestically and internationally." Ramping Up InsightVM, Rapid7's cloud-based vulnerability solution, and Nexpose, Rapid7's on-premise vulnerability management solution, monitor exposures in real time and adapt to new threats with fresh data enabling users to respond immediately. Rapid7's vulnerability management solutions provide a live 24/7 view of risk, prioritize vulnerabilities with a 1-1000 risk score that helps administrators determine which potential attack vectors to mitigate first, and provide both 'liveboards' and remediation tracking tools for monitoring and managing the mitigation process. The physical appliances provided by MBX are one of several deployment options, along with so ware product, virtual appliance, private cloud and managed service models.

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