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New York-Presbyterian and Splunk to Implement New Approach to Guard Against Misuse of Controlled Substances, Including Opioids Misuse

Splunk Helps One of the Nation’s Leading Hospital Systems Fight Prescription Fraud

SAN FRANCISCO – February 6, 2019 – Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), delivering actions and outcomes from the world of data, and NewYork-Presbyterian, one of the nation’s most comprehensive academic healthcare delivery systems, are collaborating to help solve one of the toughest challenges in healthcare. NewYork-Presbyterian and Splunk are working together to develop new data analytics tools that prevent the potential diversion of controlled substances, including opioids.

“At a time when overdose deaths are at crisis levels across the country and in New York City, largely due to the opioid epidemic, healthcare providers have a responsibility to safeguard against any potential diversion of drugs,” said Jennings Aske, senior vice president and chief information security officer at NewYork-Presbyterian. “NewYork-Presbyterian is taking a leading role in protecting the public by implementing highly effective controls to avoid the illegitimate use of controlled substances. Ultimately, we hope that other hospitals benefit from this new platform as well.”

NewYork-Presbyterian approached Splunk to develop the controlled substance monitoring platform, while also enhancing patient privacy, because of its products’ unique ability to synthesize big data analytics with a massive volume and a variety of data from hundreds of clinical applications, systems and data sources. NewYork-Presbyterian, which currently uses Splunk® Enterprise and Splunk Enterprise Security to monitor IT security operations, recognized that the same principles could be used to build a platform to more closely safeguard controlled substances and other medications, and ultimately benefit the greater healthcare community as a public good.

The enhanced Splunk controlled substance monitoring platform, which will be implemented in Q2 of 2019, will enable NewYork-Presbyterian to track data from electronic health records (EHRs), Electronic Prescription of Controlled Substances (EPCS) platforms, pharmacy dispensing systems and other sources, delivering insights to guard against the diversion of these medications. With the enhanced system, NewYork-Presbyterian will be able to see if drugs are being diverted for potentially illegitimate purposes. For example, the Splunk platform will immediately alert NewYork-Presbyterian if a physician were to prescribe a controlled substance to a patient not currently in the care of the hospital, or if a pharmacy technician were to use an automated dispensary cabinet more often than his or her peers. In addition, the platform will be used to safeguard against the diversion of other high-cost medications, such as certain anti-cancer drugs that can be priced at tens of thousands of dollars per month.

NewYork-Presbyterian and Splunk also are developing an enhanced data analytics tool to expand proactive security measures to protect patient privacy and investigate unauthorized access to electronic patient records from internal and external sources. NewYork-Presbyterian currently has an established and robust set of policies, protocols and system controls to protect patient information. The enhanced Splunk privacy platform will add even more safeguards, including the ability to issue alerts in real time if someone were to inappropriately view patient records. The platform has a user-friendly dashboard so the hospital’s privacy officers can easily and quickly conduct an investigation.

“Splunk is excited to work with NewYork-Presbyterian as it leads the way in helping to fight the opioid crisis with data analytics,” said Haiyan Song, senior vice president and general manager of security markets at Splunk. “In addition, we are thrilled to work with the hospital system to help it identify and respond swiftly to potential misuse of patient data. Ultimately, this will enhance NewYork-Presbyterian’s capabilities to protect their patients and provide the best possible care.”

“We are pleased to collaborate with Splunk so that NewYork-Presbyterian is among the most secure hospital systems in the nation,” Aske said. “In addition to delivering the highest quality care, we are committed to keeping our patient information private and secure. NewYork-Presbyterian is at the forefront of using advanced technology to protect our patients and provide innovative, compassionate care.”

Sandia National Laboratories Tracks Hackers and Reverses the Cost of Cyber Crime with Data-Driven Cyber Defense Platform

Supported by Splunk, The HADES Program Captures, Monitors and Analyzes Threats by Taking Action on Data

SAN FRANCISCO – February 20, 2019 – Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), delivering actions and outcomes from the world of data, and Sandia National Laboratories, a national security lab of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), are changing the dynamics of cyber warfare by automating threat detection and response. In this case, the Sandia detective work is done in conjunction with the underlying support structure provided by Splunk.

Sandia has launched the High-Fidelity Adaptive Deception & Emulation System (HADES) program, which routes detected threats into a virtual environment designed to emulate real-life networks. HADES enables security analysts to profile adversary movements and automate responses at machine speed, ultimately allowing Sandia to anticipate adversary tactics, better protect networks and save time and money.

As a federally-funded, multi-mission U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration research and development lab, Sandia develops, engineers and tests the non-nuclear components of nuclear weapons, making it a high-value target for cyber adversaries. HADES diverts adversaries with continuously changing targets while offering defenders an undetectable view of attacker movements. Splunk® Enterprise software takes quick action on their data by identifying and analyzing criminal behavior to activate countermeasures with confidence.

“The combined power of HADES using the Splunk Enterprise system enables analysts to run real-time cyber operations that protect our operational networks, while gaining information about the adversaries attempting to penetrate programs,” said Vincent Urias, Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories. “As they move about, attackers leave breadcrumbs revealing their steps and the tactics, techniques and procedures that are valuable to prevent future attacks. This one-of-a-kind program can be a model for federal agencies who are struggling to attack and respond to cyber threats at machine speed.”

HADES maps relationships between all relevant parts of an IT ecosystem. With high-precision timestamps, Sandia can sift through data from any source to understand what adversaries are doing, then funnel that intelligence to defenders in real, operational networks. As a result, HADES can deceive, interact with and analyze adversaries in real-time.

“Sending adversaries on the cyber equivalent of a wild goose chase forces bad actors to waste money, time and resources, making cybercriminals incur sunk costs similar to those traditionally experienced only by the defender,” said Frank Dimina, vice president of public sector at Splunk. “Splunk is proud to work with dozens of federal and civilian agencies such as Sandia to tackle their toughest IT, security and IoT challenges head on with data.”

To date, HADES has used Splunk to help Sandia close the threat intelligence gap, as the information gained from HADES is already being redeployed to bolster national security and protection of federal networks.

HADES has garnered acclaim for its highly impactful and important work. Most recently, it was recognized with a Government Innovation Award alongside other celebrated public sector IT disruptors, innovators and emerging leaders.

For more information on how Sandia is using the Splunk platform to redefine real-time cyber defense strategies, visit the Splunk website.

Zeppelin Reduces Factory Engine Failures with Predictive IoT Maintenance from Splunk

Spark Plug Data Used to Keep Machinery Online with Splunk and Machine Learning

GARCHING NEAR MUNICH and SAN FRANCISCO – January 22, 2019 – Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), delivering actions and outcomes from the world of data, today announced that Zeppelin GmbH, is using Splunk Enterprise to reduce the risk of factory shutdowns and predict machinery and equipment maintenance. To learn more about Zeppelin GmbH and Splunk watch the video or read the full case study.

Zeppelin provides solutions in the following areas: construction machinery, mining machinery, agricultural machinery, rental machinery, construction logistics, construction site management, drive, propulsion, traction and energy, engineering, and plant engineering. It also develops new digital business models for the construction sector. The Zeppelin Group has 190 sites in 35 countries and generated a sales volume of 2.75 billion euros in the 2017 financial year; more than 8,000 employees (including trainees) contributed to this success.

Zeppelin uses the Splunk platform to analyze the performance of every single spark plug in its combined heat and power (CHP) plants. Algorithms built with Splunk Machine Learning Toolkit identify possible machinery faults ahead of time and provide a warning to avoid a potential shutdown. Zeppelin is also using Splunk Enterprise to ensure it has a centralized overview of all the machine data from its 25,000 Caterpillar machines loaned out to customers, providing better visibility back to the business on areas like usage levels.

“Equipment outages are incredibly costly on manufacturing floors and out in the field. Zeppelin’s Service Center uses the Splunk platform to predict issues ahead of time so we can preemptively send service technicians to maintain our customers’ equipment and machines before a fault occurs,” said Rene Ahlgrim, Data Scientist at Zeppelin. “Splunk Enterprise has generated immediate business value for Zeppelin and our customers. We have increased the uptime and lifecycle of our equipment, made our customers happier, and reduced costs that impact our bottom line.”

In addition to predictive maintenance, Zeppelin extended its Splunk license to absorb more data from its VMware, Nutanix and SAP systems. The team are creating patterns in the data they index in Splunk, building baselines for KPI’s such as CPU and memory and by looking in the log files, Zeppelin can detect any anomalies in the data. The Splunk platform has optimized application and operating system performance across the entire group.

“The Internet of Things holds great promise, but it’s not valuable if you can’t optimize it to secure the insights you need to maintain a competitive edge. Data can create outcomes that are a strategic edge to any business – helping to predict plant failures, foreshadow equipment problems and create new opportunities,” said Richard Timperlake, vice president of EMEA, Splunk. “Zeppelin’s investment in data analytics and machine learning with Splunk is creating big returns for the company and its customers. After all, nobody wants the piece of equipment they have rented to break down and Zeppelin’s use of data to ensure that doesn’t occur is an example of digital transformation at its best.”

For more information on Splunk Enterprise, Splunk for Industrial IoT and the Splunk Machine Learning Toolkit, visit the Splunk website.

Splunk Drives Machine Learning Forward

BMW and Splunk Collaborate to Sponsor “Hackathon Beirut 2018”

MUNICH and SAN FRANCISCO – December 17, 2018 – Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), delivering actions and outcomes from the world of data, and BMW Group are putting machine learning into action by co-sponsoring Hackathon Beirut 2018.

The event takes place today (Monday December 17) at Antonine University in Lebanon and will see teams from seven different Lebanese universities compete to solve an “AI in Logistics” use case, using machine data provided by BMW Group and analyzed with Splunk® Enterprise and the Splunk Machine Learning Toolkit. Shortlisted teams will have the opportunity to pitch their idea to a panel of experts during the Smart Beirut Summit held on Tuesday, December 18 at Antonine University.

“BMW is a longtime Splunk customer and a leading example of utilizing machine data to its fullest to drive innovation,” said Richard Timperlake, vice president of EMEA, Splunk. “Collaborating with BMW to support the Hackathon Beirut 2018 is a great way to illustrate the potential of machine data and we look forward to seeing what the teams involved can do with the machine learning capabilities of the Splunk platform.”

For more information on how Splunk can help harness the power of machine learning, visit the Splunk website.

UCAS Secures Student Data in the Cloud With Splunk’s Help

University Admissions Service Streamlines Security Incident Response Process

SAN FRANCISCO and LONDON – December 11, 2018 – Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), delivering actions and outcomes from the world of data, today announced that UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service, a charity and the UK’s shared admissions service for higher education, is using Splunk® Enterprise Security (ES) and Splunk Cloud to monitor, detect and act on security threats. UCAS is now automating significant parts of its digital infrastructure and security operations, allowing the IT team to focus on mitigating future threats and opportunities. To learn more about how UCAS is utilizing machine data for security, read the full case study or listen to the webinar.

UCAS manages almost three million applications from around 700,000 students to over 380 universities and colleges each year, culminating each August with exam results days. UCAS operates in an agile, cloud-first way and required a security solution that would provide visibility into security events across the organization and cloud applications they use. Deploying Splunk ES at the heart of its security operations centre (SOC) gives UCAS an analytics-driven approach to security, maximizing coverage but minimizing potential security threats through automation. The ability to investigate incidents and answer key questions at machine speed will support the notification requirements from multiple compliance mandates such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Network and Information Systems (NIS) Directive for operators of critical national services). This provides assurance to stakeholders that key security protocols such as access controls around personal data are being implemented and used correctly across the organization.

“Students, universities and colleges trust us with their data, whether it be exam results or personal contact details, and it is our responsibility to work with leading technology companies like Splunk to safeguard it,” said Neil Bell, security assurance manager, UCAS. “Our decision to use Splunk ES and Splunk Cloud means that we are no longer firefighting day-to-day security issues and can now look to the horizon and prepare for future threats. This ensures that we are not only able to protect the existing generation of student data we hold, but we are also prepared to protect future generations as well.”

In addition to using Splunk ES and Splunk Cloud to support security at UCAS, the organization utilizes the Splunk App for Amazon Web Services (AWS) to monitor its AWS infrastructure. This helps to ensure the correct AWS configuration and optimized billing of the AWS account which is key during the exam results period when the UCAS website receives thousands of hits per second and the infrastructure scales dramatically.

“Forward-thinking organizations recognize that the best way to protect valuable data is by harnessing the power of security analytics using data they already have,” said Richard Timperlake, vice president of EMEA, Splunk. “Leveraging the Splunk portfolio to build a security nerve center, organizations like UCAS can create a security environment that is both robust and efficient.”

For more information on Splunk ES and Splunk Cloud visit the Splunk website.

Splunk Named a Leader for the Sixth Consecutive Year in Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management

Splunk Positioned Highest Overall for Ability to Execute for Security Information and Event Management

SAN FRANCISCO – December 6, 2018 – Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), delivering actions and outcomes from the world of data, today announced it has been named a Leader in Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management for the sixth straight year. Splunk was also positioned highest overall on the ability to execute axis, which we feel is a testament to Splunk’s position at the heart of the Security Operations Center (SOC). For the report, Gartner evaluated Splunk’s security offerings, including Splunk® Enterprise, Splunk Enterprise Security (ES), Splunk User Behavior Analytics (UBA) and Splunk Phantom®. For a complimentary copy of the Gartner 2018 Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management, visit the Splunk website.

According to Gartner’s 2018 report, the security information and event management (SIEM) market is defined by the “customer’s need to analyze event data in real time for early detection of targeted attacks and data breaches, and to collect, store, investigate and report on log data for incident response, forensics and regulatory compliance.” Splunk significantly expanded its security portfolio offerings this year, adding machine learning capabilities and security automation, orchestration and response (SOAR) technology via its acquisition of Phantom.

“The effective use of threat intelligence, behavior profiling and analytics can improve detection success. SIEM vendors continue to increase their native support for behavior analysis capabilities as well as integrations with third-party technologies, and Gartner customers are increasingly expressing interest in developing use cases based on behavior,” wrote Gartner report authors Kelly Kavanagh, Senior Principal Analyst, Toby Bussa, VP Analyst and Gorka Sadowski, Senior Director Analyst.

“Splunk introduced the concept of analytics-driven security to the market, which has helped thousands of organizations get insights and take action on their data. Today, customers around the world are using a powerful combination of Splunk security solutions to help them detect, investigate and act on security threats faster than ever before,” said Haiyan Song, senior vice president and general manager, security markets, Splunk. “We believe Gartner’s continued recognition demonstrates Splunk’s vision of building a security nerve center that empowers our customers to act on threats rapidly with data analytics, and then remediate at machine speed while leveraging security orchestration, automation and response.”

The security skills gap is growing – recent estimates state that the industry will be short two million security professionals by next year. With that, security teams are struggling to keep up with an accelerated volume of threats and alerts that are constantly barraging their networks. As more and more customers turn to Security Operations as the center of gravity within the SOC, organizations are demanding solutions that can leverage data to automate and orchestrate threat response. Splunk unveiled its latest suite of security solutions at .conf18, the annual Splunk users conference last month, including:

– Splunk Enterprise Security 5.2, Splunk’s flagship security platform, which acts as the ‘security nerve center’ within the SOC so customers can use their data to continuously monitor, detect and respond to risk

– Splunk User Behavior Analytics 4.2, powered by machine learning, which helps customers detect anomalous behavior and known and unknown threats from inside or outside of their networks

– Splunk Phantom 4.1, the newest addition to Splunk’s security portfolio, which allows customers to automate and orchestrate a response on their security data to dramatically scale their security operations.

Splunk Announces Integrations with New Amazon Web Services Security Hub

SAN FRANCISCO AND AWS re:Invent 2018, LAS VEGAS – November 28, 2018 – Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), delivering actions and outcomes from the world of data, today announced integrations with the newly launched Amazon Web Services (AWS) Security Hub. AWS Security Hub provides a comprehensive view to manage security alerts and automate compliance checks for AWS customers. Splunk® Enterprise and Splunk Phantom integrations with the AWS Security Hub are designed to help customers further accelerate detection, investigation and response to potential threats within their AWS security environment.

“As organizations continue to migrate to the cloud, data is dispersed across various teams that need to ensure that they are monitoring and analyzing it in order to detect potential threats and respond to them quickly,” said Haiyan Song, senior vice president and general manager of security markets, Splunk. “Splunk’s support for AWS Security Hub allows our customers to take an analytics-driven approach to security, and to scale their security operations through automation and orchestration capabilities.”

Splunk can also leverage Amazon CloudWatch Events to provide customers with data directly from AWS Security Hub. From there, Splunk can monitor and identify potential threats across AWS Security products like Amazon GuardDuty, Amazon Inspector, and Amazon Macie directly in the Splunk platform. Additionally, the Splunk integration enables serverless automation to gather findings from AWS Security Hub sending them to a HTTP Event Collector in the Splunk platform. With the Splunk Phantom App for AWS Security Hub, findings can be sent to Phantom for automated context enrichment with additional threat intelligence information or to perform automated response actions. By adding broader context to findings, security teams can make well-informed decisions and take action quickly.

“Today’s security teams are not only tasked with preventing security breaches and responding to potential threats, but they also need to be aware of the latest rules and regulations that allow their organizations to operate effectively and be in compliance,” said Dan Plastina, Vice President, Security and Services, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “We are working with Splunk to allow our customers to continue AWS Security Hub investigations in the Splunk platform and to initiate their Splunk Phantom automation playbooks.”

Splunk Phantom Amazon Machine Image (AMI) Now Available on AWS Marketplace

To further expand the Splunk security solutions available for AWS customers, a Splunk Phantom AMI is now available on AWS Marketplace. Splunk Phantom makes it simple and straightforward to automate, orchestrate and respond to threats within AWS environments. AWS customers can launch the Splunk Phantom AMI on the AWS Marketplace.

Get up to date information on all the Splunk activities happening at the event by visiting Splunk’s AWS re:invent 2018 page. re:Invent attendees can also visit the Splunk booth #2816.

For more information on Splunk and AWS solutions, visit the Splunk website or visit our AWS Marketplace website.

Splunk To Put Data In Motion with Global Cycling Team Trek-Segafredo

Splunk Sponsors Men’s and Women’s Cycling Teams to Improve Race Performance and Results with Data Analytics

SAN FRANCISCO – October 30, 2018 – Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), delivering actions and outcomes from the world of data, today announced its global partnership with Trek-Segafredo Men’s and Women’s Road Teams, both owned by Trek, a multi-national bicycle and cycling product manufacturer and distributor. The partnership kicks off January 1, 2019, when Splunk sponsors the road teams on their global circuit including the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia, Tour of California and more, and provides both teams and Trek with actionable insights created by analyzing data from across the Trek ecosystem from the factory floor to the finish line.

Splunk is sponsoring both the men’s and women’s Trek-Segafredo cycling teams, a first in Trek history for the women’s team, demonstrating Splunk’s commitment to a culture of diversity and inclusion. With this partnership, Splunk is focused on analyzing data from all parts of the race experience, including riders, coaches, mechanics, fans and more to maximize performance and results directly from the training grounds, to the track, all the way to the Trek factories and warehouses. Splunk will capture, enhance and drive insights using Splunk technologies, making Trek-Segafredo one of the most data-driven, efficient teams on and off the circuit.

“Being a lifelong cyclist myself, I’m excited for Splunk to partner with Trek-Segafredo to help them turn data into a strategic advantage for the team,” said Doug Merritt, President and CEO, Splunk. “Innovation is at the heart of Splunk and Trek DNA, which is why this partnership is such a great fit for us. We are thrilled to support the Trek team and build upon the global journey they’ve embarked on by making things happen with data.”

Splunk will be fully integrated in the branding of the team, from jerseys to bikes to team vehicles, along with participating in Trek-Segafredo’s race hospitality program around the globe.

“We’re focused first on the safety of shared information,” said Trek Vice President Roger Gierhart. “As technology continues to drive our industry, we’re thrilled to find such a strong partner whose goals perfectly align with ours. Splunk’s support will give us an important advantage in all aspects of our business, including our racing programs and product development.”

“I am excited by the prospect of what analytics could do for racing in the near future, that’s what makes this partnership such a great fit,” said Luca Guercilena, General Manager, Trek-Segafredo. “When you combine the two, innovation starts to take over and Trek-Segafredo will be pushed to a new level in terms of agility, as Splunk technologies help the teams with efficiency, consistency and record-breaking performance.”

For more information on Splunk’s partnership with Trek-Segafredo, visit the Splunk website.

Make IoT Data Actionable with Splunk for Industrial IoT

Splunk’s First IoT Solution Helps Industrial Organizations Cut Costs and Improve Performance by Expanding Access to the Data that Powers Connected Devices

SAN FRANCISCO AND .conf18, ORLANDO – October 3, 2018 – Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), delivering actions and outcomes from any data, today announced the general availability of Splunk for Industrial IoT, Splunk’s first Internet of Things (IoT) solution. Splunk Industrial IoT combines the power of Splunk® Enterprise, the Splunk Machine Learning Toolkit, and Splunk Industrial Asset Intelligence (IAI) to provide a simple view of complex industrial data, helping industrial organizations minimize downtime, shift operations from reactive to proactive and save money.

The rapid, global digitization of business has led organizations in every vertical industry to embrace technologies that answer their most pressing challenges with machine data analytics. Building on Splunk’s well-established success in IT and security, Splunk for Industrial IoT gives Operational Technology (OT) teams and organizations in manufacturing, oil and gas, power, transportation, energy and utilities the power to easily monitor, optimize and secure industrial applications, data, and assets.

“Splunk for Industrial IoT is bringing industrial operations into the modern era by helping Operational Technology teams keep factories running, increase production and predict problems – while keeping operations secure,” said Ammar Maraqa, senior vice president and general manager of IoT Markets, Splunk. “Industrial organizations have lacked easy-to-use, real-time data analytics that use machine learning to help predict downtime and prioritize alerts across disparate systems so the business can take action.”

“Real-time analytics are paramount to the success of any manufacturer. As one of the largest flooring manufacturers in the world, it’s critical that our associates have access to data that can improve factory floor performance and drive business success, and Splunk has helped us to do that in a variety of ways,” said Erika Swartz, process engineer, Shaw Industries. “We are excited to partner with Splunk into the future and look forward to their continuous innovation in IoT.”

Splunk for Industrial IoT gives customers the proven benefits of Splunk Enterprise, such as data analytics and reporting powered by machine learning, combined with new, drag-and-drop capabilities specifically to address common challenges for industrial organizations, such as unplanned downtime, which can cost organizations up to $38M annually. Splunk Industrial IoT also includes:

1. Security and Compliance for Industrial Control Systems (ICS) – Powered by Splunk Enterprise, Splunk for Industrial IoT helps secure and safeguard ICS systems from emerging and persistent cyber threats, allowing OT environments to embrace an analytics-driven approach to security.

2. Advanced Monitoring & Diagnostics – Industrial Operators are increasingly looking to their sensor and other machine data to better monitor and diagnose operational issues from industrial assets such as turbines, pumps and compressors. Splunk for Industrial IoT gives customers real-time visibility into the health of these assets, providing monitoring, alerting and diagnostics across multiple data sources. Splunk for Industrial IoT also helps monitor the uptime and availability of ICS, SCADA systems, distributed control systems and process control software.
Ready-to-apply Machine Learning models for Industrial IoT – Equipment downtime can cost organizations tens of millions of dollars per year. Powered by

3. Splunk’s Machine Learning Toolkit, Splunk for Industrial IoT gives customers the ability to apply proven algorithms for prediction, anomaly detection, clustering and forecasting to help identify early warning signs and predict downtime of ICS and critical assets.
“Sapura is using Splunk Industrial Asset Intelligence as part of its data-driven approach to subsea operational excellence,” said André Merlino, CEO of

Sapura Brazil, a Brazilian shipping company and joint venture between two international energy companies, Seadrill and Sapura Energy. “Splunk IAI is a powerful solution used to improve our capability to better leverage data throughout our organization as we strive to strengthen our safety standards, increase operational performance and deliver better solutions to our customers.”

“Industrial organizations are challenged daily to reduce costs, increase performance and secure their constantly expanding footprint of “connected” devices to remain competitive in their industry,” said Dr. Ulrich Bock, Director of Data Analytics, ESE, a German industrial engineering firm. “Our partnership with Splunk is critical to the success of these customers, blending our knowledge of operational technology environments with Splunk’s powerful ability to make machine data accessible and usable to all. Splunk for Industrial IoT now makes it easy to harness and transform the massively growing volume of machine data into insights and energy to power and accelerate their digital transformation initiatives.”

Splunk for Industrial IoT will be generally available on October 30, 2018. For more information on Splunk for Industrial IoT, visit the Splunk website or visit Splunk at leading industrial conference IoT Solutions World Congress, from October 16-18 in Barcelona.

World’s Largest Laser Facility Unlocks Secrets of the Universe with Splunk

Splunk Enterprise and Splunk ITSI Help National Ignition Facility Make Data-Driven Decisions to Keep Nuclear Stockpile Secure

SAN FRANCISCO AND .conf18, ORLANDO – October 3, 2018 – Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), delivering actions and outcomes from the world of data, today announced that the National Ignition Facility (NIF), steward of the country’s nuclear stockpile, is taking action on data from the world’s largest and most powerful laser facility using Splunk® Enterprise and Splunk® IT Service Intelligence (ITSI). Splunk helps NIF to improve system uptime and performance and respond to IT challenges before they happen, giving their team of world-renowned scientists more time back to conduct a wide range of experiments that help keep the country safe.

NIF houses 192 giant laser beams used to conduct experiments — known as laser shots — which promote and enable the bleeding edge of scientific research. Founded by the National Nuclear Security Administration, NIF provides key support for the United States Stockpile Stewardship program, which keeps the nation’s nuclear stockpile safe, secure and effective. The facility also conducts experiments into fusion ignition and explores astrophysics, materials science, nuclear science and other areas that help the United States keep a competitive advantage in scientific endeavors.

“NIF exists to advance science and keep the nation’s nuclear stockpile secure. To do that, our team needs access to the right data, to make decisions and take action at the right time,” said Phillip Adams, chief technology officer and lead architect, National Ignition Facility. “With Splunk, we can bring the data from many disparate sources to every IT analyst, engineer and scientist at NIF. This gives our scientists the ability to take laser shots when we need to and accomplish our mission.”

Splunk sits at the heart of NIF’s Computer Control System (CCS), which manages over 66,000 control points to power NIF’s massive laser facility. NIF uses Splunk Enterprise with Splunk ITSI as a business platform within the CCS, allowing the lab to take action on machine data from a variety of sources, including application data, operational data, and sensor data like laser voltage, temperature and pressure. Powered by the Splunk Machine Learning Toolkit, this level of advanced insight allows NIF to respond to IT issues and predict abnormal behavior within the laser facility, which improves availability and enables NIF to conduct over 400 laser shots per year.

NIF also uses Splunk for Internet Of Things (IoT) use cases, including diagnostics and analytics on a wide range of sensors, with cameras, thermometers and motors that are critical components of its laser facility’s infrastructure. Using Splunk ITSI, NIF can detect when these sensors begin to decay, which allows them to repair sensors before they falter and cause potentially unscheduled downtime.

“Just when you think you’ve seen it all from our customers, you find an organization like NIF, at the forefront of science and technology, getting answers and taking action on data from lasers,” said Susan St. Ledger, president, worldwide field operations, Splunk. “We are proud to partner with NIF to solve some of their toughest mission challenges as they continue to explore new frontiers in astrophysics and nuclear science.”

For more information on Splunk solutions, visit the Splunk website.