March 07, 2006 09:40 ET

Los Angeles Philharmonic Touts Thoroughness of Rapid7's NeXpose in Managing Network Vulnerabilities and Risk for Three Locations

NeXpose Monitors and Protects Network Infrastructure for the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Hollywood Bowl and Their Joint Ticketing Center

BOSTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 7, 2006 -- Rapid7 today announces that NeXpose is the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association's solution of choice for enterprise vulnerability and risk management. Network administrator, Les Wise, and his team use NeXpose as they manage the network infrastructure for the LA Philharmonic's two performance venues, the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl, as well as the ticketing center that serves both locations.

"NeXpose is first-rate software, it's very thorough," stated Wise. "It's comprehensive in the number and scope of vulnerabilities it defines, and it's constantly updating."

Wise is the L.A. Philharmonic's primary NeXpose user. He commented further, "I like the granularity of NeXpose. It can do scans at the patch level, at the port and infrastructure level, and around firewalls. NeXpose can identify patches that are missing from servers and desktops as well as potential problems with switches and firewalls."

NeXpose provides the L.A. Philharmonic with critical network monitoring capabilities that it did not have previously. As a result, NeXpose's usability proved to be an important advantage. "The user interface is very friendly," affirmed Wise. "We found NeXpose to be intuitive and easy to learn."

Other aspects of NeXpose have also stood out for the L.A. Philharmonic. Wise cites the ticketing feature, which assists the Help Desk by notifying them of the timeframe for remediation. He also appreciates the ability to use NeXpose for penetration testing outside the network.

Looking at NeXpose overall, what continues to resonate most for Wise is the software's thoroughness. "It's really good," declared Wise. "It doesn't miss much of anything."

About NeXpose

NeXpose enterprise vulnerability management scans devices, systems, software and Web server applications to locate threats, assess their risk to the environment, devise a remediation plan and implement the ticketing process. With its expert system, NeXpose builds a knowledge base of facts on the environment it's exploring and models potential targeted attacks to expose all existing threats. NeXpose provides reporting capabilities that ensure compliance with governmental regulations and corporate security configuration policies.

NeXpose is available in multiple deployment options: Software, plug-and-play Appliance and Hosted Services. All Rapid7 NeXpose product offerings provide comprehensive vulnerability management and risk reporting at an optimal cost, allowing broad asset protection for a minimum investment.

About the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, under Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen, presents the finest in orchestral and chamber music, recitals, new music, jazz, world music and holiday concerts at two of the most remarkable places anywhere to experience music -- Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. In addition to a 30-week winter subscription season at Walt Disney Concert Hall, the LA Phil presents a 12-week summer festival at the legendary Hollywood Bowl, summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and home of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. In fulfilling its commitment to the community, the Association's involvement with Los Angeles extends to educational programs, community concerts and children's programming, ever seeking to provide inspiration and delight to the broadest possible audience.

About Rapid7

Rapid7 was founded in 1999 by a team of software industry veterans who were major contributors to product development and subsequent growth and success at Percussion Software, Bond Technologies and Stride & Associates. Rapid7 launched NeXpose, its enterprise vulnerability management software, in 2001. Since introduced, NeXpose has been sold to over 130 organizations in the U.S. and abroad. Rapid7 sells NeXpose to corporate enterprises, Global 2000 companies, and government entities, and serves the full range of vertical markets.

Rapid7 is headquartered in Boston, MA, with offices California, and the United Kingdom. For more information on the company and its product, NeXpose, visit

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