Splunk Enterprise Selected as CDM Data Integration Solution for 25 Federal Civilian Government Agencies
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Splunk Included in Five CDM Phase 1 Task Order Awards
Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, today announced that Splunk® Enterprise will be used at the 25 largest civilian Departments and Agencies (D/As) covering 97 percent of the federal civilian government workforce. Splunk was included in task order awards 2A-2E under Phase 1 of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Continuous Diagnostic and Mitigation (CDM) Program, which is managed on DHS’s behalf by the General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM). The integrators that won these awards are Knowledge Consulting Group, Booz Allen Hamilton, Northrop Grumman Corporation, and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise.
“Splunk is thrilled to be a part of the CDM program awards and to see Splunk Enterprise brought in as the core data integration tool to support federal civilian agencies,” said Kevin Davis, vice president of public sector, Splunk. “Federal organizations today are challenged more than ever with protecting their networks and data. The CDM mission is to help agencies navigate this challenge and reinforce cybersecurity defense capabilities. We are pleased to support this Phase 1 effort, and hope to be a part of CDM Phase 2 and Phase 3 awards over the next year.”
“We conducted an exhaustive evaluation of the best combination of technologies and services to meet the Phase 1 goals for DHS,” said Matthew Brown, vice president, cyber security services, Knowledge Consulting Group (now a wholly owned subsidiary of ManTech International Corporation). “As a cybersecurity leader, we immediately saw the value Splunk’s platform would offer to the CDM program. We are excited to work with Splunk to collaboratively support DHS and provide comprehensive, enterprise-wide capabilities to monitor its networks.”
“Government agencies today face an abundance of emerging threats. Our objective for CDM Task Orders 2B and 2D is to provide best-of-breed solutions to help civilian agencies proactively identify and mitigate vulnerabilities,” said Brad Medairy, senior vice president, Strategic Innovation Group, Booz Allen Hamilton. “Splunk Enterprise is an innovative machine data platform that will help improve agencies’ real-time monitoring capabilities and provide insights that would otherwise go unnoticed.”
Splunk Enterprise will help agencies aggregate, correlate, and analyze terabytes of CDM data and enable them to create a Master Device Record (MDR). A MDR compiles the data from an agency’s hardware, software and configuration management, and vulnerability management tools and brings it into a single, holistic view to provide full visibility into network activities and endpoint behaviors. Additionally, Splunk Enterprise will fully integrate endpoint, user behavior, and event management data and provide an enterprise view for leaders to monitor critical networks, systems and assets.
Phase 2 of the CDM program is focused on user privileges and behavior, while Phase 3 will aim to address event management, incident response and boundary protection.
For more information about how the Splunk analytics platform supports the Federal CDM program, read about it on Splunk Blogs and visit the Splunk website to learn more about how Splunk can make a difference to federal civilian agencies.