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Elastic Security & Elastic SIEM  

Elastic Security unifies SIEM, endpoint and cloud security into a single platform, providing you with the ability to prevent, detect, and respond to threats.  


How Can Elastic Security Help 


  • Automate threat detection to identify priority issues before damage occurs  
  • Leverage machine learning to improve accuracy at scale  
  • Customise workflows and visualisations to accelerate investigations and response  
  • Collaborate with case management and third-party integrations to increase efficiency  


What is Elastic  


Elastic (previously known as Elasticsearch) was founded in 2012, built on a foundation of free and open, Elasticsearch and Kibana provide a platform for a diverse set of use cases that start with logging and span as far as your imagination can take you. With Elastic features like machine learning, security, and reporting further compounding that value. 


Elastic develop the Elastic Stack – Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash (also known as the ELK Stack). To reliably and securely take data from any source, in any format, then search, analyse, and visualise it in real time. Elastic technology is used by eBay, Wikipedia, Uber, Tinder and Netflix.  


Components of the Elastic Ecosystem 


What is Elastic Security 


In 2019, elastic acquired Endgame an endpoint security provider and cyber operation platform (who became known for providing cyber intelligence to US agencies such as the National Security Agency). 


In 2021, Elastic announced the release of Limitless XDR (Extended Detection & Response) which brought endpoint security and SIEM into a single platform, Elastic then acquired build.security which extended Elastic Security’s capabilities to cloud security.   


Reasons to Consider Elastic Security

Improve security capability, analyst workflows, and business operations 


 A True, Open XDR Platform  

XDR solutions from other vendors have generally, evolved from endpoint security products and are unable to scale to ingest and retain the volume and diversity of data sources across organisations. They lack an open architecture and ability to interoperate with existing security controls. 


Elastic is years ahead in solving this problem, because of their free and open architecture and the ability to ingest any data source. Elastic can map the data with hundreds of prebuilt integrations to the Elastic Common Schema (ECS), they also have a very active user community that is continually adding new extensions. Plus, Elastic Logstash enables custom data collection of any kind, and the Elastic Agent is a single installer that supports hundreds of integrations, offering new use cases in one click. 


The solution delivers free and open capabilities of SIEM, Endpoint Security, and XDR on a single platform which is built for analysis, enabling organisations to prevent, detect, automate processes, and respond before damage is done. 



Elastic has commonly been used for SIEM use cases through the Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana (ELK) Stack.  

Potential buyers considering Elastic Security can use the free version under the Standard subscription tier, which includes core SIEM functions. If looking for advanced SIEM features and functionality it is possible to subscribe to the Gold, Platinum or Enterprise tiers. Through this model organisations can start for free and grow into advanced offerings.  



Elastic Security comes with hundreds of its own out-of-the-box pre-packaged detection rules, but to accelerate the detection of known attack tactics and vectors, content is also available from other sources, such as the Elastic user community and SOC Prime. In addition, dynamic detection templates can be quickly created, adjusted, and applied to protect against new threats or threats specific to your environment. 


Threat Hunting  

Elastic’s Kibana Lens feature enables a business intelligence approach to threat-hunting use cases, allowing the ability to quickly search and investigate threats. This combines drag-and-drop visualisation capability with the native search capabilities of Elastic’s platform. 


Threat Intelligence 

Elastic is rapidly innovating and developing Elastic Security, because of this they are constantly delivering new security content and capabilities in every release to respond to the changing threat landscape.

A team of Elastic protection engineers with deep security research experience and pedigree are focused on tracking what’s happening in the market (new tools, tactics, techniques, etc.) and creating new security content/capabilities (SIEM detection rules), as well as supplemental tools (e.g., Dorothy, which simulates attacks in Okta) that help Red/Blue/Purple team efforts to respond to high-profile and global security incidents 



Easily operationalise security workflows with templates and automations that help accelerate onboarding, detection, and reporting to improve analyst efficiency and productivity. 


Incumbent Supplier 

Many companies may already have development teams using Elastic in-house, and are yet to trial the features with Elastic Security. 


Unified Platform 

Security incident and event management (SIEM), cloud monitoring, threat hunting, endpoint protection, and other leading security services, delivered in a robust platform with enterprise-grade capabilities to add, replace, or improve existing capability. 


How We Can Help 


As well as supporting and supplying other Tier 1 technology solutions, First Response is an Elastic partner and has both in-house capabilities for Elastic as well as skills and expertise across security operations, incident response, threat analysis, malware reverse engineering and digital forensics.  


If you are looking to review, implement or operationalise an Elastic Security or SIEM instance, we’re able to provide consulting and managed services to assist you. Call or email us now for a discussion about your requirements for a more secure environment.