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Rapid7 InsightIDR Case Study

Rapid7 InsightIDR Case Study: Medium Enterprise Aerospace & Defense Company


This case study of a medium enterprise aerospace & defense company is based on a March 2022 survey of Rapid7 InsightIDR customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Rapid7 InsightIDR is really easy to use compared to our old SIEM platform. The deployment team at Rapid7 makes it easy to get up and running, within a few hours we had data flowing into the InsightIDR platform.”


The business challenges experienced before evaluating and ultimately selecting Rapid7 InsightIDR:

  • Too many false positive alerts from current detection tools; too much noise
  • Lacking SOC efficiency around detection and response
  • Steep learning curve for new employees to get up to speed with security tools
  • Lots of jumping between different tools; leveraging multiple tools to look at different security telemetry
  • Dealing with many blind spots across our environment

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Rapid7 InsightIDR that the surveyed company uses:

  • User Behavior Analytics (UBA)
  • Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
  • Network Traffic Analysis (NTA)
  • Cloud Monitoring and Detections
  • Centralized Log Management
  • Compliance Reporting
  • Investigations and Incident Response

They have deployed the Rapid7 Insight Agent across 100% of the assets in their environment. Outcomes realized by leveraging the Insight Agent with InsightIDR:

  • Improved endpoint visibility
  • Accelerated detection of targeted or compromised assets
  • Accelerated time to contain threats on the endpoint


The surveyed company achieved the following results with Rapid7 InsightIDR:

  • Confirmed that InsightIDR provided superior time to value compared to similar tools used in the past.
  • Since they started using InsightIDR, they said that Threat detection and response has improved.

The surveyed company agreed that Rapid7 InsightIDR helped them to:

  • Level up and advance security program
  • Spend more time on training and advancing security skills
  • Spend more time on innovative work / special projects
  • Greatly improve team efficiency
  • Reduce team burnout

Since adopting Rapid7 InsightDR, they stated that they were able to reduce:

  • Team time to address an incident by 25-50%
  • Mean time to respond (MTTR) by 25-50%
  • Mean time to resolution or containment (MTTC) by 25-50%

About This Data

This data was sourced directly from verified users of Rapid7 by TechValidate.

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