Archive for April, 2015

Splunk Enterprise Wins 2015 SC Award for Best Fraud Prevention Solution

SAN FRANCISCO – April 23, 2015 – Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, today announced Splunk® Enterprise was selected as the Best Fraud Prevention Solution in the U.S. 2015 SC Awards. This is the fourth consecutive year that Splunk has been recognized by SC Magazine – with Splunk Enterprise winning awards in both the U.S. and Europe. Splunk Enterprise was chosen by a cross-section of SC Magazine readers that selected the finalists and winners in the Reader Trust Award categories. Learn more about Splunk Enterprise and the Splunk App for Enterprise Security on the Splunk website.

“The answer to fraud, theft, and abuse detection and prevention lies within machine-generated big data, which is why so many companies, universities and government agencies now rely on Splunk Enterprise and security solutions on-premises or in the cloud to discover and protect against malicious exploits by external and internal attackers,” said Haiyan Song, senior vice president of security markets, Splunk. “In close collaboration with our customers, we continue to innovate rapidly with the security and fraud solutions that give them the upper hand in protecting their organizations and their own customers. We are honored that SC Magazine’s readers have once again recognized Splunk as a security leader.”

“The Reader Trust Award is unique because it represents the voice of the people who are using these products and services every day,” said Illena Armstrong, vice president, editorial, SC Magazine. “Splunk Enterprise was chosen as the Best Fraud Prevention Solution winner for its ability to meet and exceed the needs of its customers.”

The SC Awards, now in its 18th year, is lauded as one of the most prestigious awards for IT security professionals and products. The awards recognize the best solutions, services and professionals that work around the clock to defend against the constantly shifting threat landscape in today’s marketplace. For more information and a detailed list of categories and winners, please visit www.scmagazineus.com/awards.

Splunk Announces International Availability of Splunk Cloud on Amazon Web Services

Customer Demand Drives Expansion to 10 AWS Regions

SAN FRANCISCO and AWS SUMMIT, LONDON – April 15, 2015 – Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, today announced that Splunk Cloud™ is generally available (GA) internationally through nine Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) global regions and will be available soon in AWS GovCloud for U.S. government agencies, contractors and businesses. Splunk Cloud has gained significant traction as an enterprise-ready cloud service with a 100 percent uptime service level agreement (SLA). Splunk Cloud offers enterprise scalability of 10+ Terabytes per day. Experience the power of Splunk Cloud first-hand today through the free Splunk Online Sandbox.

“Splunk is a long term, innovative AWS Technology Partner and we are excited to see them extend their reach to new geographies,” said Terry Wise, vice president of worldwide partner ecosystem, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “By ‘going-global’ on AWS, Splunk is able to serve the needs of organizations worldwide, including those moving mission-critical production workloads to the cloud. We are excited to see Splunk’s global footprint increase as we launch more AWS regions around the world.”

“As organizations make a seminal shift to the cloud, we are pleased to extend Splunk Cloud internationally with AWS,” said Marc Olesen, senior vice president and general manager of cloud solutions, Splunk. “Organizations in countries around the world can now take advantage of centralized visibility across cloud, on-premises and hybrid environments with all the benefits of software-as-a-service (SaaS).”

International Customers Gain Operational Intelligence with Splunk Cloud

Customers in nine of AWS’ global regions will be able to gain significant value from Splunk Cloud across all Splunk use cases, including IT operations, application delivery, security, compliance and business analytics. Customers running Splunk Cloud include 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Chicago Public Schools, Katana1, Lennar Corporation, MindTouch, Polycom, Republic Services Inc., Sophos, theScore and Washington Post.

“Splunk Cloud gives us the analytics we require to support our new Security Operations Center (SOC),” said Ross McKerchar, cybersecurity manager, Sophos. “My team relies on Splunk for real-time reporting, alerting and investigative capabilities to complement Sophos technology and help us protect the business, so we need a reliable solution we can count on 24/7. Splunk Cloud delivered from within the EU provides us the industry leading platform for operational intelligence and security delivered as a high-performance, enterprise-ready cloud service.”

“Splunk Cloud is the backbone of our advanced marketing analytics solution, OptimaHub, and helps us to deliver insights like new product opportunities to the C-suite,” said Nick Russell, co-founder and managing director, Katana1. “We chose Splunk Cloud to take advantage of the ease of management and cost efficiencies a SaaS model offers. Splunk Cloud was easy to get up and running, and it delivers all the same features, benefits and insights of Splunk Enterprise as a reliable, high-performance cloud service.”

“Splunk Cloud is used across Polycom from IT to our services and business centers and delivers invaluable insights with a strong return on investment,” said Garrett Zorigian, director, services strategy and design, Polycom. “Splunk Cloud, being a cloud service run on AWS, saves us upfront resource costs by managing the associated IT infrastructure and also enables us to reallocate our resources more efficiently across the company. For instance, our internal Splunk team spends no time working on administrative IT duties. Instead, they focus solely on delivering analytics services that directly improve the customer experience and Polycom’s workforce communications and collaboration solutions.”

Splunk Cloud includes access to all features of the award-winning Splunk Enterprise platform, including apps, APIs, alerting and role-based access controls. Key features and benefits of Splunk Cloud include:

Instant: Instant trials through an online sandbox and rapid conversion from proof-of-concept to production.
Secure: SOC2 Type 2 certification with dedicated environments for every customer.
Reliable: 100 percent uptime SLA and 10+ TB/day scalability.
Hybrid: Centralized visibility across Splunk Cloud (SaaS) and Splunk Enterprise (software) deployments.

Splunk Builds Strong Traction in Healthcare

Hundreds of Healthcare Institutions Around the World Rely on Splunk for Operational Intelligence

SAN FRANCISCO and HIMSS15 – April 13, 2015 – Leading healthcare institutions around the world are turning to Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, to protect patient data, ensure regulatory compliance and better serve their patients. More than 375 healthcare institutions including Baylor Healthcare System Foundation, Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), Duke Medicine, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) and Middlesex Hospital are using Splunk software across a variety of use cases – including application delivery, security, compliance, IT operations, business analytics and the Internet of Things to gain insight from machine data.

Splunk Enterprise recently won Healthcare Informatics’ Leading Edge Award for its broad applicability across business and IT environments in the healthcare industry. Splunk has an ecosystem of apps to help healthcare providers further accelerate the value that they gain from machine data. An example is the partner-developed HIPAA Privacy and Security Scout for Splunk Enterprise available on Splunkbase. Splunk also has ONC-HIT certification as a module for Electronic Health Records audit reporting.

“The digitization of healthcare with electronic health records, healthcare information exchanges, patient portals and connected medical devices is driving massive growth in machine data,” said Tapan Bhatt, vice president of solutions marketing, Splunk. “Healthcare organizations choose to use Splunk software to help them comply with regulations such as HIPAA, to monitor performance and uptime for clinical applications and to gain insights into data from connected medical devices.”

HSCIC uses Splunk Enterprise to monitor performance, investigate issues and provide reporting to ensure services are running smoothly on the Spine, a collection of national applications that connects clinicians, patients and local service providers throughout England to essential national healthcare services. Other customers rely on Splunk software as a platform across multiple departments and teams.

“Splunk has quickly become an integral part of the big data platform at HCA,” said Shane Newman, senior Splunk engineer, HCA. “We have developed and implemented dozens of real-time solutions for IT infrastructure, enterprise security, patient privacy, medical devices and clinical applications – empowering executive leadership and key stakeholders to make timely data-driven decisions to improve healthcare service delivery.”

“Splunk has transformed auditing and compliance reporting of our electronic healthcare records by tying together data from several EHR systems under a single platform,” said Ant Lefebvre, senior systems engineer, Middlesex Hospital. “Using Splunk Enterprise, we can maintain the highest levels of patient privacy, while also supporting compliance, security, IT operations and healthcare informatics, delivering value to several teams at Middlesex Hospital.”

Learn what Splunk can do for your organization at HIMSS15 in the Knowledge and Intelligence Center (Booth 5484-11) as well as in the HIMSS15 Cybersecurity Command Center (Booth 8175-15). Splunk will be presenting at HIMSS15 on Tuesday, April 14, 10:45 – 11:15 a.m. in the Knowledge and Intelligence Center and on Wednesday, April 15, 3:15 – 3:45 p.m. in the Cybersecurity Command Center.