Cloud Security

Elastic Security for Cloud Announced by Elastic

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As part of Elastic Security for Cloud, the firm behind Elasticsearch has revealed new features for managing cloud risk and posture, as well as safeguarding cloud workloads.

Cloud-native and hybrid environments can now benefit from Elastic Security's infrastructure detection and response (IDR) capabilities, as well as its ability to enforce security postures, thanks to the addition of Elastic Security for Cloud. In addition, the unified Elastic Search Platform allows customers to monitor both deployment and run-time hazards.

Elastic Security Labs, the company's threat research, detection engineering and malware analysis division, provides out-of-the-box rules and machine learning models to identify new threats.

"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," 

Ken Buckler, Research Analyst - Security and Risk Management, Enterprise Management Associates.

By 2025, more than 85% of enterprises will adopt a cloud-first strategy, with 95% of new digital workloads running on cloud-native platforms, according to Gartner. But a recent Elastic study indicated that nearly half (49%) of cloud-native enterprises expect misconfigurations to increase as a root cause of breaches over the next two years.

"To protect applications and workloads in the cloud, security operations teams require deep visibility across their organizations' underlying infrastructure and application data," said Santosh Krishnan, General Manager of Elastic Security, Elastic. "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."

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