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Splunk Enterprise Named Best Big Data Analytics Solution

Government Security News 2013 Homeland Security Awards Recognize Critical Impact of Machine Data on Security Posture for Public Sector Organizations

Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of the leading software platform for real-time operational intelligence, today announced that Splunk® Enterprise has been named the Best Big Data Analytics Solution in the GSN: Government Security News 2013 Homeland Security Awards.

“Splunk is honored to be recognized by GSN as the leading big data analytics solution, and we share the honor with all those who use Splunk software in mission-critical Homeland Security projects,” said Bill Cull, vice president of public sector, Splunk. “Modern security is far from simple because all data is relevant to security investigations. As a big data security intelligence platform, Splunk software enables customers to collect, search, visualize and analyze massive streams of machine data so that they can identify and act on threats in real time.”

“The director of the FBI recently noted that cybersecurity is one of the largest and most dangerous threats public sector organizations will face in the near term,” said Chuck Brooks, vice president and client executive for Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Xerox. “It is great to see that entries for the GSN awards, like Splunk Enterprise and the Splunk App for Enterprise Security, are at the cutting edge of cybersecurity solutions across the threat spectrum.”

The award winners were selected by a panel of judges that included Brooks; Scott Greiper, president of Secure Strategy Group; Paul Goldenberg, CEO of Cardinal Point Strategies and member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC); and Matt Johnson, cybersecurity expert and veteran of the Department of Defense Intelligence Community.

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Splunk App for VMware Wins Top Honors for Server Virtualization

App for VMware and Splunk Enterprise Recognized by Virtualization Review in “Editor’s Choice” Awards

Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of the leading software platform for real-time operational intelligence, today announced that Splunk® App for Vmware has won the Editor’s Choice award for the Server Virtualization category in Virtualization Review’s 2014 Reader’s Choice Awards. Customers rely on the Splunk App for VMware for proactive health monitoring, operational insights such as performance, capacity and security analytics, and to correlate VMware data with data from all other technology tiers for true end-to-end visibility.

“In the information age, data is king, and Splunk is able to process lots of it coming from just about any source – OS, apps, hardware – and make sense of it all,” said Michael Domingo, editor-in-chief, Virtualization Review. “The simplicity with which it offers up that data to users is why it earned a spot on the 2014 Virtualization Review Editor’s Choice in the category of Server Virtualization.”

“Splunk is honored to be recognized by Virtualization Review with an award that demonstrates the value that the Splunk App for VMware provides customers in resolving challenges in virtualized environments,” said Leena Joshi, senior director of solutions marketing, Splunk. “This recognition, coupled with the app’s popularity among Splunk’s customers, confirms that virtualized datacenters value the ability to gain operational insights about their virtualization layer in context of data from all their other technology tiers.”

Virtualization Review is the first and only print publication solely devoted to IT virtualization and cloud technologies. The 2014 awards are chosen by the readers of Virtualization Review and presented to vendors in 16 categories ranging from Mobile Virtualization and Cloud Storage to Business Continuity and Virtualization Automation. E-mail invitations were sent to Virtualization Review readers in October 2013 to vote on more than 400 products.

Responses were collected during a two-week period. A team of editors reviewed the results to ensure that they legitimately came from Virtualization Review readers. Vendors were excluded from the voting process and were not, in anyway, allowed to solicit votes.

Splunk Announces Acquisition of Cloudmeter

Adds Innovative Solution for Network Data Capture to Award-Winning Platform for Machine-Generated Big Data

Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of the leading software platform for real-time operational intelligence, today announced it has acquired Cloudmeter, Inc., a provider of network data capture technologies. The addition of Cloudmeter will enhance the ability of Splunk customers to analyze machine data directly from their networks and correlate it with other machine-generated data to gain insights across Splunk’s core use cases in application and infrastructure management, IT operations, security and business analytics.

“The increasing complexity of enterprise applications and infrastructure makes network data a valuable source of data for operational intelligence,” said Godfrey Sullivan, Chairman and CEO, Splunk. “Cloudmeter has a strong technical team with deep networking expertise. They have built a robust, highly scalable solution that will allow our customers to easily capture network data, either on-premises or in the cloud. We look forward to integrating Cloudmeter technology into Splunk’s platform for machine data.”
Founded in 2007, Cloudmeter was one of the early companies to identify the value in the massive amounts of data that flow through organizations’ networks. Cloudmeter helps customers harvest network traffic to create actionable insights across a broad range of use cases.

“Our focus has been to develop innovative solutions that enable easier access to and insight from network data,” said Michael Dickey, founder, CEO and CTO, Cloudmeter. “Network data is a major contributor to the growth of big data and we are excited to join Splunk. We look forward to developing new capabilities that will help customers realize the full potential of their network and other machine-generated big data.”
Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The transaction was funded with cash from Splunk’s balance sheet.

Splunk Drives Operational Intelligence with Amazon Web Services

Splunk Enterprise 6 and Hunk Now Available on AWS Marketplace; Splunk Releases New Version of Splunk App for AWS

Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of the leading software platform for real-time operational intelligence, today announced the availability of new Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) for Splunk® Enterprise 6 and Hunk™: Splunk Analytics for Hadoop. The new AMIs further accelerate the speed at which organizations can deploy Splunk software and gain critical visibility into their cloud-based applications and data. Splunk also released the new version of the Splunk App for Amazon Web Services (AWS), which leverages the newly announced AWS CloudTrail, a new service that logs all AWS API calls, to enable organizations to improve monitoring, security and compliance across all applications and infrastructure running in AWS. The Splunk Enterprise AMI and Hunk AMI are available in the AWS Marketplace. The Splunk App for AWS is available on Splunk Apps.

“Splunk Cloud, Splunk Storm and the new AMIs demonstrate our continued commitment to cloud computing and our innovative work with AWS,” said Leena Joshi, senior director of solutions marketing, Splunk. “Organizations are rapidly moving their applications to the cloud, and AWS is the leader in cloud computing. The release of AMIs for Splunk Enterprise and Hunk makes it easy for customers to use Splunk products in AWS so machine data is accessible, usable and valuable to everyone across the organization. The new version of the Splunk App for AWS will help organizations increase visibility into their cloud deployments by combining AWS access, usage and billing data to provide security intelligence along with operational and business insights.”

“We are very excited about the new Splunk offerings on AWS,” said Terry Wise, Director, Worldwide Partner Ecosystem, AWS. “Enterprise customers with large Hadoop deployments can gain significant benefits from the Hunk AMI, which enables them to explore and interact with analytics of raw Hadoop data including Amazon Elastic MapReduce data. The availability of the Splunk Enterprise AMI, coupled with the pre-built Splunk App for AWS, empowers customers to gain insights from machine-generated data across a range of uses, including operational monitoring, billing, security and compliance.”

“Adobe is pleased to be working closely with AWS and Splunk to give us more insight into our cloud deployments,” said Kenny Cheng, manager of cloud operations, Adobe. “The alignment between Splunk and AWS will give us greater visibility and control while also helping us maximize value from our IT investments.”
“It is thrilling to see two of our most strategic vendors, AWS and Splunk, aligning resources and products to make an even bigger impact at FamilySearch,” said Gary Stokes, director of product engineering, FamilySearch. “Combining the ease and affordability of AWS with the speed and analytic precision of Splunk software makes it easier for us to provide crucial visibility into our cloud deployments and to gain operational intelligence.”

AMIs for Splunk Enterprise and Hunk let users benefit from standardized, preconfigured instances that can be rapidly accessed in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). The Hunk AMI works on most leading Hadoop distributions including Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR), enabling customers to interactively explore, analyze and visualize data in these Hadoop clusters.

Splunk’s updated version of the Splunk App for AWS integrates with the newly announced AWS CloudTrail to provide analytics including operational analysis, security threats and compliance reporting, and billing and usage analyses. Users can combine data about AWS usage and access with other data in Splunk Enterprise to have complete visibility into operational and security postures.