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The best way to understand the value of a network packet analytics system like Packetbeat is to try it on your own traffic.
To get started with your own Packetbeat setup, install and configure these related products:
- Elasticsearch for storage and indexing the data.
- Kibana for the UI.
- Logstash (optional) for inserting data into Elasticsearch.
See Getting Started with Beats and the Elastic Stack for more information.
After installing the Elastic Stack, read the following topics to learn how to install, configure, and run Packetbeat: