Archive for February, 2014

Splunk Enterprise Selected as Symantec’s Security Investigation Platform

Splunk Software to Help Investigate Security Incidents and Ensure Compliance

Splunk Inc., provider of the leading software platform for real-time operational intelligence, today announced that Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC) has selected Splunk® Enterprise 6 to help bolster its security intelligence operations. Through this partnership, Symantec will centralize, monitor and analyze security-related data in Splunk Enterprise to help investigate incidents and detect advanced threats. Symantec will also use Splunk software to ensure comprehensive compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

“With today’s threat landscape, it’s critical that we react quickly to identify and respond to any type of threat, especially advanced threats that continue to increase in complexity” said Julie Talbot-Hubbard, chief security officer, Symantec. “Our efforts, in combination with Splunk software, demonstrate that we are implementing best practices to not only protect our customers and partners, but also help with addressing critical customer problems.”

“Symantec is more than a valued Splunk customer, they also are a strong partner as together we help businesses and organizations tackle the toughest cybersecurity threats in the world,” said Haiyan Song, vice president of security markets, Splunk. “We look forward to seeing the Symantec security team’s accomplishments with Splunk software.”

Splunk Doubles License Capacity for Entry-level Customers

Encourages New Users to Analyze Additional Valuable Data Sources

Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of the leading software platform for real-time operational intelligence, today announced that it is doubling license capacity at entry levels for Splunk® Enterprise. Doubling capacity enables Splunk customers to take more advantage of the hidden value in their machine data. They can more easily address their security, IT operations and application management use cases and correlate additional disparate data sources. Splunk customers can now leverage the award winning power of Splunk Enterprise more broadly across their organizations and drive further adoption of Splunk as their platform for machine data.

“From the start, we have believed in offering a free download so anyone can explore and analyze machine data at no cost. Now, we are doubling capacity for entry level customers, to further increase their ability to adopt Splunk software, explore new use cases and realize rapid return on investment,” said Godfrey Sullivan, Chairman and CEO, Splunk. “By enabling Splunk customers to analyze more data, we are further delivering on our mission to make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everyone.”

The increased capacity applies to all new licenses up to 20 GB of daily indexing capacity. Splunk Enterprise U.S. licensing now starts at $4,500 for a 1 gigabyte (GB)/day perpetual license and $1,800 for a 1 GB/day annual term license. Splunk is also offering recent customers of Splunk Enterprise who purchased licenses up to 20 GB/day a special limited-time promotion to capitalize on the new license capacity levels.

Splunk customers can deploy Splunk Enterprise on-premises, in private or public clouds and in virtualized environments. A free version of Splunk Enterprise is available as a download for anyone indexing up to 500 MB/day and also as an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) through the AWS Marketplace, where organizations can use Splunk software without the hassle of building and maintaining a physical infrastructure. Click here to download Splunk Enterprise.

Splunk does not charge for data sources, data types, number of users, number of searches or alerts, or total data stored – instead maintaining the simple, straightforward pricing based on daily indexing volume that fosters adoption across organizations. For more details, please visit the pricing page on the Splunk website or contact Splunk Sales. Pricing varies by region.