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October 24, 2016 09:00 ET

IQN Executives to Speak at Rapid7 UNITED Security Summit on Security and Workforce Management

Session to Cover How IQN is Leveraging Rapid7 Solutions to Provide State-of-the-Art Security Capabilities to Customers of All Sizes

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - October 24, 2016) - IQN, the leading independent provider of non-employee workforce management solutions, today announced two of its executives, Julie Chickillo, Director, Security Compliance and Information Assurance, and Chris Cary, Network and Cloud Services Engineer, will present at the Rapid7 UNITED Security Summit in Boston. Chickillo and Cary's presentation, titled, "Running with the Big Dogs: How a Small Company Can Have the Same Quality of Security as a Fortune 500," will explore how IQN is using Rapid7's InsightIDR, Nexpose and professional pen testers to implement a full suite of security oversight and protection that is traditionally available only to companies with large security budgets.

With more than 40 sessions broken out into three tracks-Threat Exposure Management, Incident Detection and Response, and Research-UNITED runs from Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2016, including two days of trainings. Chickillo and Cary's presentation is part of the Incident Detection and Response track; the session will take place at 3:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016 at Seaport Boston Hotel & World Trade Center.

Rapid7 (NASDAQ: RPD) is a leading provider of security data and analytics solutions that accelerate insight into security and IT operations. Armed with live insight around vulnerabilities and user behaviors, IT and security professionals act at the moment of impact to detect, deter, and investigate threats and incidents. The company's UNITED summit is designed to give IT and security professionals the critical context and insight necessary to drive their security programs forward, faster.

Security is a critical issue for companies that utilize contingent workers, as these employees, along with other external service providers, must be granted access to a company's network in order to leverage the tools and information necessary to perform their jobs. As such, it is imperative that the external people coming in are who they say they are and are only accessing what they should be accessing. Other vendor management system (VMS) providers offer limited security capabilities that typically only address log coordination to monitor for obvious anomalies in login patterns that indicate a security breach. IQN's security strategy goes several steps further by providing holistic protection for companies' VMS systems, utilizing emerging security technologies, such as Rapid7 InsightIDR and best practices to protect customers' networks and assets.

By integrating Rapid7 InsightIDR into IQN's existing network and security stack, including its network security VMS solution, IQN provides its customers of every size with enhanced protection against security breaches. InsightIDR identifies compromise as it occurs and finds intruders earlier in their attack cycle, enabling IQN to deliver state-of-the-art security capabilities and support that protects corporate networks and assets from unauthorized access. InsightIDR combines user behavior analytics, custom intruder traps, endpoint monitoring and compliance dashboards.

Rapid7's solution is also unique in the way it covers the entire breadth of an organization's network, including endpoints and cloud applications-providing a comprehensive approach to security that equips IQN with the highest level of security available from a VMS platform. The early detection and defense in depth that InsightIDR provides is new for the VMS industry. IQN's aggressive security strategy has made it the industry leader in security for VMS solutions - setting a new standard for security in the VMS industry.

"Rapid7's team has an invaluable knowledge of hackers and the hard-to-detect techniques they use to gain access to corporate networks. This knowledge has enabled Rapid7 to develop a tool that detects the undetected, and it sets a new standard for security in the VMS industry," said Julie Chickillo, Director, Security Compliance and Information Assurance for IQN. "In implementing their InsightIDR solution, we're able to further differentiate ourselves in the industry and deliver state-of-the-art cyber security to each and every one of our customers."

Additional details about UNITED can be found at: https://www.unitedsummit.org/index.html#intro.

About Rapid7

Rapid7 is a leading provider of security data and analytics solutions that enable organizations to implement an active, analytics-driven approach to cyber security. We combine our extensive experience in security data and analytics and deep insight into attacker behaviors and techniques to make sense of the wealth of data available to organizations about their IT environments and users. Our solutions empower organizations to prevent attacks by providing visibility into vulnerabilities and to rapidly detect compromises, respond to breaches, and correct the underlying causes of attacks. Rapid7 is trusted by more than 5,600 organizations across over 100 countries, including 37% of the Fortune 1000. To learn more about Rapid7 or get involved in our threat research, visit www.rapid7.com.

About IQN

IQN is the leading, independent technology provider of Vendor Management System (VMS) software for Global 2000 companies. IQN's products enable enterprises to intelligently manage and optimize complex services procurement and contingent workforce programs. Since 1999, IQN's products have been delivering procurement visibility and predictability, helping corporate leaders around the globe increase profitability, mitigate risk and compete more effectively. For more information, visit www.IQN.com.

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