Elastic teams up with Cmd to facilitate deep cloud workload visibility
Category: #business  By Nikita Chaurasia  Date: 2021-08-27
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Elastic teams up with Cmd to facilitate deep cloud workload visibility

Elastic NV, the company behind the Elastic Stack, has announced that it has agreed to buy Cmd, a Canada-based security company specializing in infrastructure detection and response.

The move comes after Elastic’s recent announcement to acquire build. security and will enable customers to have deep visibility in cloud workloads and execute expert prevention and detection activities on cloud data.

Cmd will provide runtime security facilities to Elastic Limitless XDR, integrating security information and event management, as well as cloud security- from build-time to runtime, to deployment-time, all on a single platform.

At present, Elastic Security enables Linux protection such as malware prevention and also provides kernel-level visibility in Linux systems. With Cmd, Elastic seeks to widen its security reach for cloud-native runtime applications using extended Berkeley Packet Filter (eBPF) technology.

Cmd, which is a leading eBPF provider, facilitates performant visibility into cloud workloads, enabling developers to innovate entirely new security outcomes and observability for users. In recent times, eBPF has changed how companies monitor and protect cloud workloads and is the centerpiece of safe, efficient, and comprehensive observability for Linux.

Notably, Elastic will incorporate Cmd’s cloud-native data protection & collection into Elastic Agent, while also integrating Cmd’s practitioner-oriented customer experience as well as workflows directly into Kibana.

Santosh Krishnan, CEO at Cmd, was quoted saying that a cloud security program is defined by its strong analytics foundation – a field in which Elastic is a proven leader. Jointly, the companies will deliver intuitive analytical workflows, with detection, preventive controls, and response, to allow users to find and avert potential attacks.

Elastic customers will have access to Cmd’s superior cloud-native security technology, and Cmd users will be able to benefit from Elastic Limitless XDR, including a slate of detections and machine learning models, client security on macOS and Windows, and malware prevention on Linux.

The acquisition is expected to be finalized during Elastic’s second quarter and is subject to customary closing terms.

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https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210825005780/en/Elastic-and-Cmd-Join-Forces-to-Help-Customers-Take-Command-of-Their-Cloud-Workloads

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