The SOF-ELK® platform was initially developed for SANS course FOR572: Advanced Network Forensics and Analysis, and is now used in several other SANS courses, with additional course integrations being considered. Most importantly, the platform is also distributed as a free and open source resource for the community at large, without a specific course requirement or tie-in required to use it.
SOF-ELK is a free resource for the digital forensic
and broader information security communities at large — a ready-to-use
appliance that teams can use without having to invest the many hours
into deploying, configuring, and maintaining an Elastic Stack instance.