Elastic launched Elastic Security for improved Cloud Security, with new resources for cloud risk and posture management, as well as cloud workload protection. Elastic Security comes with the ability to enforce security posture in cloud-native and hybrid environments with infrastructure detection and response (IDR) to provide customers with deep visibility into cloud workloads and expert prevention, detection, and response. Customers can use the unified Elastic Search Platform to monitor for deployment time risks and run-time threats.

It also provides out-of-the-box rules and machine learning models to identify known and unknown threats based on insights from the company’s threat research, malware analysis, and detection engineering teams.

Santosh Krishnan, General Manager of Elastic Security at Elastic stated, “To protect applications and workloads in the cloud, security operations teams require deep visibility across their organizations’ underlying infrastructure and application data. Elastic Security for Cloud provides customers with a single platform to monitor their cloud deployments, manage their cloud posture, and secure their cloud workloads – giving them the visibility they need to prevent, detect, and respond to threats faster.”

Elastic Security for Cloud is an integrated and unified cloud security platform that delivers broad visibility and security while eliminating the overhead of deploying, managing, and integrating disparate security operations, monitoring, and compliance tools. Securing cloud workloads and cloud-native applications using a lightweight agent powered by eBPF technology to automate cloud threat detection using out-of-the-box detection rules and machine learning (ML) models.

Ken Buckler, Research Analyst at Security and Risk Management, Enterprise Management Associates commented, “While cloud security is key to business, it introduces more dependencies on various internal and third-party elements and increases complexity. The result is an environment with fragmented visibility, and you can’t secure what you can’t see. Such an environment can be difficult to secure since many elements need to come together cohesively. Elastic aims to reduce this complexity and improve attack surface visibility by delivering Elastic Security for Cloud on a single platform that enables customers to secure their cloud risks while integrating it within their broader security operations.”

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