Empowering businesses with Elastic Security at Airtel


As businesses navigate the complexities of today's interconnected world, ensuring the safety of sensitive data and maintaining the integrity of operations is a top priority. In this blog, we'll outline the key features and benefits delivered by Airtel Managed Security Services with Elastic Security.

Leveraging its technological capabilities and decades of experience, Airtel operates a security operations centre (SOC) dedicated to enterprise cybersecurity. It is a combination of future-oriented cybersecurity innovations and skilled professionals committed to providing fool-proof protection to your business round-the-clock, around the globe.

Airtel Secure offers a variety of cybersecurity services, including managed security services (WAF-as-service), VA/PT, MDR, DDOS-as-a-Service, and other cyber transition and transformation services. This suite is designed to shield organizations from evolving cyber threats, offering a proactive approach to security management. At its core lies the Elastic Security solution, a powerful and adaptive foundation that ensures businesses stay ahead in cybersecurity.

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Elastic Security: A pillar of strength

Airtel's choice of Elastic Security signifies a commitment to cutting-edge technology and a proactive security stance. Elastic Security provides comprehensive visibility, proactive threat detection, containment, and elimination of cyber threats, including host-based attacks (e.g., malware, ransomware, spyware, APTs), insider threats (e.g., compromised credentials), and more. Let’s delve into the key components that make this security solution a formidable ally in the battle against cyber threats.

  • Security information and event management (SIEM): Elastic Security is first and foremost a SIEM solution. It aggregates logs and data from various sources, allowing for real-time analysis of security alerts. Airtel MDR services uses this to deliver security monitoring, event management, and incident response services.
  • Elastic Security for endpoint: Elastic Security for endpoint stops ransomware and malware, spots advanced threats at the host, and equips responders with vital investigative context.
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  • Threat hunting and intelligence: By applying prebuilt detection rules and machine learning jobs with Elastic Security — which are aligned with MITRE ATT&CK® adversary tactics and techniques — analysts can quickly spot potential threats and anomalies.
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  • Elastic Security for Cloud: Safeguard your cloud deployments by obtaining deep visibility into your cloud posture. Implement runtime protection for cloud-based and containerized workloads. Elastic Security for Cloud unifies management of multi-cloud and hybrid systems in one interface, simplifying administration and the monitoring of potential security threats.
  • Data visualization and reporting: Clients often need visual representations of their security posture. Kibana® provides the ability for Airtel MDR services to create custom dashboards that highlight critical security metrics, making it easier to communicate the state of a network's security to clients.
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  • Log management and analysis: Airtel MDR services utilize the Elasticsearch Platform for centralized log management, making it easier to collect, process, analyze, and visualize log data from various clients' infrastructures.
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  • Compliance and audit reporting: With the data aggregated in Elasticsearch®, Airtel MDR services can create reports that help clients meet various compliance requirements by demonstrating that they are monitoring their systems and have the necessary processes in place to detect and respond to threats.

  • Forensic analysis: In-depth analysis of security incidents can help determine the root cause and extent of damage and provide required evidence.

  • User behavior monitoring: Machine learning can be used to analyze multiple aspects of user behavior from the log data and build a multi-dimensional baseline behavior for each user.

  • Incident response: Rapid incident response and investigation by skilled cybersecurity professionals helps identify and contain the source and impact of an attack, contain the threat, and mitigate the damage.

Benefits for business customers

Partnering with Airtel for MDR services built on the Elastic Security solution offers customers numerous benefits:

Real-time monitoring and reporting: Businesses gain real-time insights into their security landscape, thanks to Kibana's intuitive reporting features. This empowers stakeholders to make informed decisions and respond swiftly to emerging threats.

Proactive threat detection: Airtel's advanced threat detection capabilities powered by the Elastic Security solution ensure that potential security threats are identified and neutralized before they can impact the business.

Scalability and flexibility: The Elastic Security solution is designed to scale with the growing needs of businesses. Airtel ensures that its managed security services are adaptable, providing a future-proof security solution. Scale quickly and cost-effectively and add customers and services fast with prebuilt templates and ready-to-go ingest pipelines and dashboards. Customers can be deployed in their own cluster to ensure there is no data bleed or exposure to other tenants to enhance security and help keep costs low as you scale your business.

Control: Get pricing predictability you can count on to decide what to offer and how to charge customers. Elastic’s unique pricing model, which is based on the data you retain and how much you ingest — not on how many agents or endpoints you are protecting — means you can determine how you are going to roll out services and charge customers. There are no gotchas — you get it all, and you decide exactly what you want to do with it and when.

Expert support and consultation: Airtel offers expert support and consultation to its B2B customers, to help build a resilient security strategy tailored to each business.

Secure your business for the future

In a world where cyber threats are constantly evolving, Airtel's MDR, fortified by the Elastic Security solution, stands as a formidable shield for businesses. With a commitment to proactive threat management, real-time monitoring, and a foundation built on cutting-edge technology, the companies ensure that customers can navigate the digital landscape with confidence.

Find out how to modernize your security operations with Elastic Security.

The release and timing of any features or functionality described in this post remain at Elastic's sole discretion. Any features or functionality not currently available may not be delivered on time or at all.

About Elastic Security

Elastic Security is appropriate for businesses of all sizes because it can scale both vertically and horizontally to accommodate massive data volumes. The solution gives security teams access to features for continuous security monitoring, automated threat protection, threat hunting, and investigation and incident response. By employing the severity and risk scores associated with signals generated by the detection rules, analysts can rapidly order concerns and concentrate on the high severity alerts. Elastic suits any enterprise seeking the capabilities of a next-generation security operation center and the advantages of security tool consolidation.

Guest Author

Arvind Bhat

Head Managed Security Services & SOC, Airtel

With over 16 years of advanced cybersecurity experience, Arvind is a dedicated leader and architect, delivering business value through strategic and goal-aligned cybersecurity solutions. Arvind has a global perspective, adept in international standards and local data privacy regulations.

As the head of managed security operations & SOC at Bharti Airtel, Arvind strategizes and pursues key opportunities, ensuring account plan adherence and overseeing customer support projects for enhanced satisfaction. Responsible for team selection and deployment, Arvind assesses engagement progress and reinforces the organization's security plan in alignment with business goals. Keeping abreast of the latest trends, Arvind contributes to improving cyber defense systems, embodying excellent leadership and communication skills as an enthusiastic team player always eager to learn and grow.