This functionality is in beta and is subject to change. The design and code is less mature than official GA features and is being provided as-is with no warranties. Beta features are not subject to the support SLA of official GA features.

The SIEM app in Kibana provides an interactive workspace for security teams to triage events and perform initial investigations. It enables analysis of host-related and network-related security events as part of alert investigations or interactive threat hunting.

SIEM Overview in Kibana

Add dataedit

Kibana provides step-by-step instructions to help you add data. The SIEM Guide is a good source for more detailed information and instructions.


Auditbeat, Filebeat, Winlogbeat, and Packetbeat send security events and other data to Elasticsearch.

The default index patterns for SIEM events are auditbeat-*, winlogbeat-*, filebeat-*, and packetbeat-*`. You can change the default index patterns in Kibana > Management > Advanced Settings > siem:defaultIndex.

Elastic Common Schema (ECS) for normalizing dataedit

The Elastic Common Schema (ECS) defines a common set of fields to be used for storing event data in Elasticsearch. ECS helps users normalize their event data to better analyze, visualize, and correlate the data represented in their events.

SIEM can ingest and normalize events from ECS-compatible data sources.