Search Guard alive and kicking

Search Guard – new versions available

by Claudia Kressin on October 12, 2019

At floragunn, we have no higher priority than our customers’ satisfaction, and on behalf of the company and the Search Guard team, we offer our sincere thanks to our valued customers for their support and encouragement over the years and particularly in the last few weeks.

As you may know, in the US Elastic has recently alleged that some very minor parts of floragunn’s source code infringe Elastic’s claimed copyrights. We unconditionally reject Elastic’s allegations of copyright infringement, and will hold Elastic accountable for any damages their actions have caused to our company.

Still, we understand that Elastic’s actions have created some confusion and questions for our customers concerning their use of the Search Guard products. Accordingly we have released new fully functional versions of Search Guard which contain none of the code complained about by Elastic. We have done so only to protect our users, without recognition of a legal obligation and without prejudice for the factual and legal situation.

The new versions are identical in functionality and not diminished in capabilities in any way. They are linked on our documentation:

The primary download location will be

although we will also continue to publish our binaries at Maven Central.

Our source code has always been open to inspection and analysis, because there is no security without transparency, and of course, none of the recent events will have any impact on our policy of openness and transparency. As part of that policy, we have started the process of moving our source code from GitHub to GitLab. We may continue to use GitHub as a mirror, but in future the main repositories for our products can be found here:

Also, none of the recent events will stop or hinder our mission of providing our customers with high end, innovative security solutions for the Elastic Stack – as we have since 2016. You have our word on it.

For example, we have recently released the first technical preview of Signals, our new alerting solution for the Elastic Stack. Signals provides advanced alerting features for detecting anomalies in your data, and makes it possible to send out alerts on different channels and escalation levels. Signals integrates perfectly with Search Guard, Elasticsearch and the entire Elastic stack.

Again, a big thank you to our strong and loyal community for your support, input and help!

In case of any questions, drop us an email: search-guard@floragunn.com

Claudia and the Search Guard Team

Claudia KressinSearch Guard – new versions available

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