What’s new in 8.1edit

Here are the highlights of what’s new and improved in Elastic Security!

For detailed information about this release, check out the Release notes.

Other versions: 8.0 | 7.17 | 7.16 | 7.15 | 7.14 | 7.13 | 7.12 | 7.11 | 7.10 | 7.9

Terminology changesedit

The Exceptions page is now named Exception lists.

New featuresedit

Rules page enhancements

The following applies to the Rules and Rules monitoring tabs.

As an optional technical preview, you can now sort these tables by any column. To enable the technical preview, switch the Technical preview toggle on. If you experience performance issues, you can turn this setting off.

column sort

The following new bulk actions can be performed on multiple rules simultaneously:

  • Add index patterns
  • Delete index patterns
  • Add tags
  • Delete tags

Select the Bulk actions menu to view all available bulk options.

bulk actions

Event filters and host isolation exceptions can be applied per policy

Users with a Platinum or Enterprise license can apply new or existing event filters and host isolation exceptions to a specific integration policy instead of globally. This allows you to configure settings that may be unique to a specific group within your network.

Network map data requires new permissions

To view network map data, you now need at least Read privileges for Maps. Refer to Configure network map data for more information.

Alert enhancements

On the Alerts page, the Trend and Count tables now allow you to aggregate alert data based on any aggregatable ECS field. Previously, only a handful of fields were visible.

counts table

The alert details flyout has a new layout that highlights relevant fields. You can also now update an alert’s status directly from the flyout.

alert details

New Cases metrics

Cases now have metrics that summarize alert information and response times.

cases kpis

Indicator match rule enhancements

In addition to improvements to indicator match rule performance, the default indicator index query for custom and prebuilt indicator match rules has been updated to @timestamp > "now-30d/d" to fine-tune the query range and performance.