Elastic Announces a Single, Unified Agent and New Integrations to Bring Speed, Scale, and Simplicity to Users Everywhere

Launching Malware Prevention and Workplace Search Features Under the Free Distribution Tier
  • Delivering a single, unified agent in beta and one-click data ingestion for simplified data onboarding and ingest management in the Elastic Stack
  • Making powerful capabilities in Elastic Workplace Search and malware prevention in Elastic Security free to all users
  • Supporting more flexible buying options with self-service monthly premium subscriptions and new cloud regions, now totaling 39
19 August 2020

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - 19 August 2020 -

Elastic (NYSE: ESTC) ("Elastic"), the company behind Elasticsearch and the Elastic Stack, today announced new capabilities and features across its Elastic Enterprise Search, Observability, and Security solutions that simplify and enhance user experience, deepen integrations across the Elastic Stack, and provide free access to powerful Elastic products.

With this launch, portions of Elastic Workplace Search, part of the Elastic Enterprise Search solution, have been made available as part of the free Basic distribution tier, enabling organizations to build an intuitive internal search experience without impacting their bottom line. Customers can access additional enterprise features, such as single sign-on capabilities and enhanced support, through a paid subscription tier, or can deploy as a managed service on Elastic Cloud.

This launch also marks the first major beta milestone for Elastic in delivering comprehensive endpoint security fully integrated into the Elastic Stack, under a unified agent. This includes malware prevention that is provided under the free distribution tier. Elastic users gain third-party validated malware prevention on-premises or in the cloud, on Windows and macOS systems, centrally managed and enabled with one click.

Additional updates and new features launched across Elastic solutions include:

Elastic Enterprise Search

  • Enabling organizations to easily get started with Elastic Workplace Search under the free distribution tier to boost team productivity and build modern internal search experiences
  • Viewing Elastic Enterprise Search through Kibana, providing users with easy navigation to App Search and Workplace Search from a familiar and easily accessible starting point
  • Supercharging email searching capabilities with new Gmail support in Workplace Search
  • Giving more control and automation over scaling deployments, plus new insight from source activity logs with a new index lifecycle management policies feature delivered from the Elastic Stack

Elastic Observability

  • Streamlining the entire data ingest process with simplified one-click ingestions using the beta of Elastic Agent and Ingest Manager
  • Launching an observability overview page in Kibana that showcases all the data in a single datastore to support investigative workflows
  • Adding OpenTelemetry integration in Elastic APM so users can explore without making any changes to their instrumentation
  • Strengthening ties between DevOps and SecOps with more than 50 turnkey detection rules

Elastic Security

  • Delivering a beta of malware prevention on Windows and macOS and advanced detections and deep visibility for all major operating systems including Windows, macOS, and Linux
  • Simplifying ingestion and providing deep data visibility for SIEM use cases with a beta of a unified agent to protect hosts on premises and in the cloud
  • Offering a beta of out-of-the-box cloud security posture monitoring to help teams protect the cloud-enabled workforce without disruption
  • Introducing a new integration with IBM Security's security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) platform, IBM Security Resilient
  • Expanding data integrations across Microsoft Defender ATP, Windows PowerShell, and G Suite to bring deeper visibility to security teams

Elastic Stack

  • Delivering instant page loads in Kibana for faster navigation and more natural workflows
  • Simplifying data ingestion with the beta release of Ingest Manager and Elastic Agent, enabling users to install a single, unified agent that brings together the necessary components for metric collection, logging, endpoint security, and more
  • Enhancing search with a new wildcard data type designed to dramatically reduce the time it takes to find what you're searching for, especially in the case of security analysts using the Elastic Security solution to hunt for threats
  • Offering the first public preview of Event Query Language (EQL) in Elasticsearch, designed to support threat hunting, detection security use cases, and more

Elastic Cloud

  • Enhancing security and compliance with FedRAMP authorization, AWS PrivateLink support, IP filtering, and support for Google credentials
  • Supporting more flexible buying options with self-service monthly premium subscriptions and new regions
  • Improving service performance with in-place configuration changes and new AWS instance types, allowing for faster and more reliable configuration updates
  • Delivering new self-managed capabilities with Elastic Cloud Enterprise 2.6 and Elastic Cloud on Kubernetes 1.2

Supporting Quotes:

  • "The Elastic Stack powers CDL's high-speed data analytics solution, Hummingbird, which provides insights into consumer patterns of behaviour and helps tackle fraud before it happens," said Robert Trueman, head of software engineering, CDL. "This enables decision makers to visualize billions of transactions to improve key performance indicators such as pricing, contact center management and customer feedback for the U.K.'s biggest insurance retailers. The new, streamlined ingest process within the Elastic Observability solution will enable us to more efficiently onboard and analyze data and continue to build trend setting solutions that drive success and growth."
  • "With this launch we're bringing our customers the speed and simplicity they need to effectively leverage their data at scale," said Kevin Kluge, SVP, Engineering, Elastic. "We're introducing the beta of Elastic Agent, a single, unified agent that will dramatically simplify data onboarding and ingest management workflow so that operators can spend more time acting on insights, and less time setting and managing their ingest infrastructures. Additionally, we're staying true to our free and open roots with the launch of new, accessible Workplace Search and Endpoint Security features. Users can leverage some of our enterprise-grade search and security features at no cost, furthering their ability to innovate and evolve with the help of Elastic."

About Elastic

Elastic is a search company built on a free and open heritage. Anyone can use Elastic products and solutions to get started quickly and frictionlessly. Elastic offers three solutions for enterprise search, observability, and security, built on one technology stack that can be deployed anywhere. From finding documents to monitoring infrastructure to hunting for threats, Elastic makes data usable in real time and at scale. Thousands of organizations worldwide, including Cisco, eBay, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, The Mayo Clinic, NASA, The New York Times, Wikipedia, and Verizon, use Elastic to power mission-critical systems. Founded in 2012, Elastic is a distributed company with Elasticians around the globe and is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol ESTC. Learn more at


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