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Powered by Elasticsearch, Japanese imaging and electronics company
searches terabytes of global IT logs in real time

TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Elastic N.V. (NYSE: ESTC), the company behind Elasticsearch and the
Elastic Stack, announced at its annual Elastic{ON} Tour event in Tokyo
that Ricoh is operationalizing the Elastic Stack to visualize and
monitor two terabytes of logging data a day to watch for and react
quickly to security threats across its global IT infrastructure.

Prior to implementing the Elastic Stack, Ricoh’s infrastructure
surveillance system wasn’t able to instantly link and detect anomalous
events from the Internet all the way through to the endpoint. This was
exposed during the WannaCry ransomware attack, which prompted Ricoh to
issue several security patches for its product and to leverage the Elastic
Stack
as the foundation of its new Security Control Department. This
included Ricoh building a security
analytics
solution using Elastic’s open source products (Elasticsearch,
Kibana,
Beats,
Logstash),
Elastic’s proprietary features like monitoring
and alerting,
and support from Elastic engineers.

Today, logs from nearly all of Ricoh’s IT devices are monitored and
visualized in real time with Kibana on a large screen in Ricoh’s
Security Control Department, which is responsible for securing Ricoh’s
operational infrastructure.

“After introducing the Elastic Stack, our Security Control Department
was able to better prevent, detect and respond promptly to the
ever-changing landscape of global security threats, both internally and
externally,” said Mr. Tomotake Wakuri, Senior Specialist, ICT Business
Group, Ricoh.
“We look forward to working with Elastic as they continue to build new
and more powerful features and solutions for the security analytics use
case.”

“It is humbling to see that Ricoh has adopted the Elastic Stack to
visualize, search and alert for security threats across their global IT
infrastructure,” said Shay Banon, CEO and founder of Elastic. “The
security use case is a global phenomenon that cuts across networks from
Tokyo, to New York, to London. We are excited that Ricoh has decided to
partner with us to create a security solution that spans the globe.”

About Elastic

Elastic is a search company. As the creators of the Elastic Stack
(Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash), Elastic builds
self-managed and SaaS offerings that make data usable in real time and
at scale for use cases like application search, site search, enterprise
search, logging, APM, metrics, security, business analytics, and many
more.

Elastic and associated marks are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Elastic N.V. and its subsidiaries. All other company and
product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Contacts

Elastic
Deborah Wiltshire
[email protected]