Elastic offers free solution for stopping cyberattacks on Windows, macOS

The solution enables expansion of data integrations across Microsoft Defender ATP, Windows PowerShell, and G Suite

 (photo credit: PIXABAY)
(photo credit: PIXABAY)
Search company Elastic, developer of Elasticsearch and the Elastic Stack, announced recently the release of a beta version that delivers comprehensive endpoint security fully integrated into the Elastic Stack, centrally managed under a unified agent and enabled with one click.

This version includes malware prevention on Windows and macOS and advanced detections and deep visibility for all major operating systems including Windows, macOS, and Linux, all provided under the free distribution tier. Elastic Security also now offers expanded protection for cloud security monitoring, as well as a new integration with IBM Security’s security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) platform, IBM Security Resilient.

Users also benefit from free access to more than 200 prebuilt adversary behavior protections mapped directly to MITRE ATT&CK. New, prebuilt machine learning jobs and threat detection rules enable users to safeguard their cloud infrastructure and applications at scale, helping prevent damage and loss.

New community-driven workflow and UI enhancements unify prevention, detection, and response, strengthening organizations’ ability to operationalize any security use case. Elastic Security UI enhancements include curated and interactive visualizations that enable analysts to efficiently triage and hunt for security threats.

Elastic Security simplifies data ingestion with new integrations for multiple host and cloud data sources, including Microsoft Defender ATP, Windows PowerShell, and G Suite. The curated data onboarding experience supports security operations, DevSecOps, and other use cases.

"The global shift to a remote workforce has accelerated the need for organizations to react fast, implement new controls, and do it all while managing existing budgets and staff. Making it easy for organizations to get started with free malware prevention fully integrated into the Elastic Stack helps level the playing field for organizations that are struggling with the typically high cost and complexity of adopting effective endpoint security," said Mike Nichols, Head of Product, Elastic Security. 
"This is our first major beta milestone in delivering comprehensive, integrated endpoint security. At Elastic, we believe that transparency and collaboration with the greater infosec community is fundamental to succeed in stopping threats at scale."