Securing Networks with ELK Stack

Ram Patel

SKU: 9789355519542



ISBN: 9789355519542
eISBN: 9789355516831
Authors: Ram Patel
Rights: Worldwide
Edition: 2024
Pages: 482
Dimension: 7.5*9.25 Inches
Book Type: Paperback

Step into the dynamic world of zero trust network architecture with this comprehensive handbook. Starting with an exploration of zero trust principles, each chapter unveils new insights and practical strategies. From crafting strategic blueprints to implementing hands-on deployment tactics, discover the intricacies of building a resilient zero trust network capable of thwarting modern threats.

Journey through the extensive capabilities of ELK Stack, essential for fortifying a zero trust paradigm. Learn the nuances of data acquisition strategies and efficient ingestion methods with ELK, enabling robust data visualization and dashboard creation using Kibana. Explore advanced functionalities like Machine Learning driven anomaly detection to enhance your defenses against emerging threats. Explore Elastic Security's suite, encompassing threat detection, incident response, and compliance reporting, crucial elements in strengthening network defenses. Utilize the transformative potential of Zeek in network security, from foundational principles to advanced integration with Elastic Security. Real-world case studies showcase the synergy between Zeek and Elastic Security, providing insights into future-proof network protection strategies.

Arm yourself with the knowledge and tools necessary to navigate the evolving landscape of network security. Traverse the realms of zero trust architecture, ELK Stack, and Elastic Security, empowered by practical insights and real-world applications.


  • This book provides a thorough examination of zero trust network architecture, ELK Stack, and Elastic Security, encompassing foundational principles and practical deployment strategies.
  • Readers gain practical insights into building resilient zero trust networks, leveraging ELK Stack's capabilities for data gathering, visualization, and advanced analytics. 
  • Through real-world case studies and examples, the book illustrates how to integrate Zeek and Elastic Security effectively.


  • Understanding the core principles and intricacies of zero trust network architecture.
  • Designing and deploying a robust zero trust network using strategic methodologies.
  • Leveraging ELK Stack's capabilities to support and enhance a zero trust approach.
  • Implementing effective data gathering and ingestion strategies with ELK.
  • Mastering data visualization and dashboard creation using Kibana for actionable insights.


The book is primarily aimed at security professionals, network architects, and IT managers who are responsible for securing their organization's network infrastructure and sensitive data. The book is suitable for both technical and non-technical readers.

  1. Introduction to Zero Trust Network Architecture
  2. Zero Trust Network Architecture: Design and Deployment Strategies
  3. Zero Trust Network Architecture: Data Gathering Strategies
  4. Overview of ELK Stack and its Capabilities
  5. Design of ELK Stack Components
  6. Data Ingestion with ELK
  7. Data Visualization with ELK
  8. Effective Dashboards with Kibana
  9. Unlocking Insights: ELKʼs Machine Learning Capabilities
  10. Introduction to Elastic Security
  11. Threat Detection and Prevention
  12. Incident Response and Investigation
  13. Compliance and Reporting
  14. Introduction to Zeek
  15. Zeek Data Collection and Analysis
  16. Unlocking Synergies: Zeek and Elastic Security Integration in Action
  17. Future Directions for Elastic Security
  18. A Unified Recap: Safeguarding Networks with ELK


Ram Patel stands at the forefront of network architecture innovation at Intel, a leading Fortune 500 company, where he has amassed over 16 years of experience in the networking and network security field. Ram has consistently expanded his expertise to stay ahead of the technological curve with Software Defined Networking, Zero Trust Network, IoT/ Private 5G, in addition to traditional networking fields such as enterprise, datacenter, and manufacturing local area network.

His professional interests and work are deeply rooted in network and network security, with a particular focus on network security, resiliency, efficiency, and observability. Ram is dedicated to solving business challenges and making a positive impact on his organization. His commitment to innovation is highlighted by his pioneering use of automation, software-defined networking, and the observability platform ELK to enhance network and network security observability. This forward-thinking approach has not only optimized his company’s infrastructure but has also influenced vendor product features and roadmaps.

As a thought leader, Ram has co-authored influential papers on emerging networking topics, showcasing his profound understanding and foresight in the field. His contributions have been instrumental in shaping the future of network architecture, making him a key player in the evolution of network and security practices. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering and various industry certifications in networking.

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