Forrester names Elastic a Strong Performer in the Endpoint Detection and Response Wave

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Elastic was named a Strong Performer in The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Detection and Response Providers, Q2 2022.

Elastic Security customers know the value of using Elastic to find, protect, and safeguard their endpoints and we believe Forrester’s recognition of Elastic as a Strong Performer signifies the growth of both our capabilities and customer adoption. Elastic received the highest scores possible in the product vision, market approach, innovation roadmap, and commercial model criteria within the Strategy category, as well as the highest scores possible in the product security, user experience, and endpoint telemetry criteria within the Current Offering category.

Security at scale

Forrester stated in the EDR Wave that “Threat hunters can search data and visualize it with graphs and charts, and can also schedule queries.” The analyst firm also mentioned that “Elastic is best suited for security teams with a depth of knowledge that want a flexible offering with features of SIEM and EDR.” Elastic purposefully combined SIEM and EDR so that customers would be able to see, remediate, and address security concerns across any infrastructure environment. This combination helps customers drastically reduce detection and remediation time. 

Community collaboration

With regard to Elastic’s online community, Forrester noted: “It has nurtured an online community so that security teams can crowdsource expertise, which customer references find valuable.” Elastic has spent years nurturing its strong community where users find help, collaborate, and contribute.

The limitless data ingest, analysis, and visualization capabilities made possible by Elastic’s scalable platform means users can relay insights otherwise inaccessible through traditionally data-constrained solutions. This unfettered insight into users’ data provides a positive feedback loop to the rest of the community, as well as the team behind Elastic Security, further improving the product through real-world application. 

Security evolution

Forrester further commented on our roadmap and how we decide what to build next. “Its roadmap looks to expand third-party ingestion capabilities, response actions, and workflows, and it prioritizes new ideas by dedicating a week of R&D every two months to focused innovation.” Last fall, Elastic was named a Contender in The Forrester New Wave(TM): Extended Detection and Response (XDR) Providers, Q4 2021, which, in our opinion, demonstrates our commitment to innovating for our customers’ benefit. 

Building on our innovative spirit, we’ve published dozens of research articles that showcase the various security research we’ve completed in recent weeks to help increase security posture across the industry. 

“Elastic has spent a lot of effort bringing our SIEM and EDR capabilities together to deliver limitless security and provide customers with a singular agent to find, protect, and block endpoint threats,” said Mike Nichols, Senior Director of Product Management for Elastic Security. “Having Forrester recognize our progress in this space means a great deal and we are grateful for the recognition.”

We’re excited to receive this recognition from Forrester, and are thankful to our customers who have entrusted Elastic in our mission to protect the world’s data from attack.

To learn more about Forrester vision on EDR and the Elastic placement, download the Forrester EDR Wave.

If you haven’t checked out the Elastic Security solution, take a look at our Quick Start guides (bite-sized training videos to get you started quickly) or our free fundamentals training courses. You can always get started with a free 14-day trial of Elastic Cloud. Or download the self-managed version of the Elastic Stack for free.

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