Splunk Named a Leader in 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for SIEM

Splunk Positioned Furthest in Completeness of Vision in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) Category

Splunk Inc., provider of the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, today announced it has been named a leader in Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)* for the fourth straight year. Splunk is positioned as having the furthest completeness of vision in the Leaders quadrant. Gartner evaluated the Splunk security portfolio, including Splunk® Enterprise and Splunk Enterprise Security (ES). To view the report, go to the Splunk website.

“The need for early targeted attack detection and response is driving the expansion of new and existing SIEM deployments. Advanced users seek SIEM with advanced profiling, analytics and response features,” write Gartner report authors Kelly Kavanagh, principal research analyst, Toby Bussa, research director and Oliver Rochford, research director.

“After being named a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for SIEM for four years running, Splunk is honored to now be positioned furthest for completeness of vision,” said Haiyan Song, senior vice president of security markets, Splunk. “We believe this industry-leading position is a reflection of the market fully embracing an analytics-driven approach to security, a testament to the strength of our security platform and the success our customers have achieved. As we continue to introduce new capabilities such as Adaptive Response, we will further strengthen the security posture of Splunk ES as the nerve center for security operations.”

To protect against advanced threats coming from motivated attackers, many modern enterprises are using Splunk as the nerve center of their Security Operations Center (SOC), and are complementing it with the addition of Splunk User Behavior Analytics (UBA) to automatically detect cyber attacks and insider threats. This expanded analytics-driven approach helps organizations to accelerate the analysis, detection and response to threats.