Free security for Elasticsearch

Hi all,

Elastic has just recently announced that they made some of their security features freely available. The headline of the corresponding blog post indicates that the complete Elastic Stack Security features can now be used at no cost.

This is not the case. At a closer look, the features that are now freely available are very close to the feature set we always offered for free in the Search Guard Community Edition.

If you’d like to read more about our thoughts on this, we published a blog post on that topic.

We very much welcome the arrival of the “Elastic Stack Security Community Edition” because it helps to increase the security of Elasticsearch in general. But - Security for Elasticsearch was always free.

Jochen and the Search Guard team

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