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-*, packetbeat-*, endgame-*, and apm-*-transaction*. You can change the default index patterns in Kibana > Management > Advanced Settings > siem:defaultIndex.

Elastic Endpoint Sensor Management Platformedit

The Elastic Endpoint Sensor Management Platform (SMP) ships host and network events directly to the SIEM application, and is fully ECS compliant.

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.