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Jan 15, 2021   |  By Paul Davies
With Kinesis Firehose being Splunk’s preferred option when collecting logs at scale from AWS Cloudwatch Logs, we’ve seen plenty of posts on setting this up, automation and examples on transforming event content. But what about when things go wrong?
Jan 14, 2021   |  By Lila Fridley
Machine learning (ML) and analytics make data actionable. Without it, data remains an untapped resource until a person (or an intelligent algorithm) analyzes that data to find insights relevant to addressing a business problem. For example, amidst a network outage crisis a historical database of network log records is useless without analysis. Resolving the issue requires an analyst to search the database, apply application logic, and manually identify the triggering series of events.
Jan 13, 2021   |  By Frederik Maris
I hope I’m not alone in starting 2021 with some sense of optimism. While several hard months remain ahead of us, I am hopeful and also expecting that some sense of normality will return by the summer months. Either way, this gives us an opportunity to reflect on the challenges we have faced. 2020 was testing. We learnt a lot about ourselves and our businesses in the most challenging of circumstances.
Jan 13, 2021   |  By John Dominguez
Ask a group of security analysts about the challenges of working in cybersecurity, and you’ll likely hear some common themes: It’s no surprise that security teams feel perpetually overwhelmed. Many teams have turned to security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR) tools for help. A SOAR tool can orchestrate security actions (like investigations, triage, response) across various security products in a team’s arsenal, and automate otherwise manual repetitive security tasks.
Jan 12, 2021   |  By Tim Frank
In early October 2020, the Department of Defense released its long-anticipated and much needed Data Strategy. This strategy is the latest installment under the Department’s Digital Modernization Strategy, which was released in July 2019, and focused on the key strategic pillars of enterprise cloud adoption, artificial intelligence, command, control, communications, cybersecurity, and IT reform.
Jan 11, 2021   |  By Andrew Morris
Fraud rates for Unemployment Insurance Benefits (UIB) and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) are out of control. In May 2020, Brian Krebs of Krebsonsecurity published two articles detailing fraud that was occurring in several different state’s UIB portals. These states had been warned by the US Secret Service to be on the lookout for this. Reading the articles, the common theme is that many states are missing rudimentary controls for combating fraud.
Jan 8, 2021   |  By Christian Roth
In our last blog, "What's New in Splunk Cloud: Part 1," we reviewed a host of new Splunk Cloud features that we have delivered through our accelerated releases since the beginning of 2020. A large part of this effort focused on empowering Splunk Cloud admins and making their experience as self-service as possible. In this blog, we will examine our latest effort to continue this empowerment: Splunk Cloud’s Admin Configuration Service (ACS).
Jan 6, 2021   |  By Mary Chen
From store shutdown to temporary closure and limited occupancy for non-essential retail businesses, 2020 was filled with many disappointments. America’s stores were in rough shape even before the pandemic, but COVID-19 has significantly compounded the challenging retail landscape, leaving behind businesses that could not adapt to the abrupt change in the operating environment.
Jan 5, 2021   |  By Olivia Courtney
The Splunk Security Team is excited to share some of the new and enhanced capabilities of Splunk Phantom, Splunk’s security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR) technology. Phantom’s latest update (v4.10) makes automation implementation, operation and scaling easier than ever for your security team.
Jan 4, 2021   |  By John Stoner
TL;DR: Supernova exposes SolarWinds Orion to attack via an in-memory web shell. It needs to be patched and detections below can help identify adversary actions. As organizations were catching their breath and winding down for the holidays, a fascinating twist in the SolarWinds Orion “Sunburst” intrusions began to appear.
Dec 15, 2020   |  By Splunk
Text and Logo Detection in Splunk AR eliminates all the roadblocks in kicking off your AR deployment. With these new capabilities, you can instantly deploy AR to a fleet of assets all over the world without any change management on your physical assets. Empowering your workforce has never been easier!
Dec 10, 2020   |  By Splunk
The Amazon Connect App for Splunk uses a variety of data sources to help gain insight into your contact center performance both historically and in real-time. In standard Splunk fashion, data is democratized so from DevOps and AppDev teams, to Network and Service Operations Centers, to Contact Center Operations, to Engineering and Capacity Management, there’s something in the app for everyone.
Dec 9, 2020   |  By Splunk
The software delivery chain (SDLC) is the application of applications. If it is not running, you cannot ship code. In this episode of Dissecting DevOps, Dave and Chris cover how you Operate, Measure, and Audit your SDLC to ensure that your organization has Code-To-Cloud Visibility. Because the SDLC is an app for apps, treat it as you would any other application.
Dec 7, 2020   |  By Splunk
Introducing Splunk TV Companion, the iPad app that lets you manage all your Splunk TVs, anywhere in the world, all from one place. Centralize content control of your TV displays on your iPad, and remotely display dashboards to any Apple, Android, or Fire TV. Whether you have several TVs in a single location or are remotely managing a collection of TVs across the globe, use Splunk TV to coordinate your workforce around important events from a central location and effortlessly bring dashboards to the attention of those who need it.
Dec 2, 2020   |  By Splunk
Data analyst Ronald van Loon sits down with Splunk’s Sendur Sellakumar to discuss how companies can succeed in the data age. The conversation covers shifting to a cloud-native experience, honing in on a data-to-everything strategy, and customer-centric approach to data and product development. The majority of organizations are not prepared for an influx of data on the scale promised by the dawning data age. To thrive, every organization needs a complete view of its data — real-time insights with the ability to take real-time action.
Nov 17, 2020   |  By Splunk
Have you ever heard someone say "no one has the same definition of DevOps." While the definitions of DevOps principles and DevOps practices are pretty clear, there is a lot of myths and subjectivity in how the principles play out in the real world. In this episode of Dissecting DevOps, Dave and Chris debunk six common DevOps Myths. Dave McAllister and Chris Riley are DevOps Advocates at Splunk. Follow them on Twitter at @dwmcallister​ and @hoardinginfo.
Oct 30, 2020   |  By Splunk
Ever had a search string that you built a while back and can’t remember what you were thinking at the time? With SPL Comments you can now easily add comments within a SPL search to provide details about the search.
Oct 29, 2020   |  By Splunk
A cloud is a cloud is a cloud. In this session of Dissecting DevOps, Dave and Chris explore the flavors of cloud, and how the considerations around monitoring and observability change for hybrid cloud environments. We understand tech-enabled enterprises have to support legacy and modern infrastructures. Having the right approach streamlines that effort and makes sure data is not inhibited by cloud boundaries.
Oct 28, 2020   |  By Splunk
"Observability" - don't roll your eyes just yet. As application architectures change, and the relationship between applications and the infrastructure they run on is blurred, tech-enabled enterprises have to consider new practices for supporting them. Observability gives us an opportunity to embrace the new set of challenges and offer better approaches and strategies. In this episode, we talk about how the complexity of modern apps impacts the changes needed on the management plane.
Nov 16, 2018   |  By Splunk
Gaining insights from your data requires more than collecting and analyzing metrics and logs. With the acceleration of customer and business demands, site reliability engineers and IT Ops analysts now require operational visibility into their entire architecture, something that traditional APM tools, dev logging tools, and SRE tools aren’t equipped to provide. Observability enables you to inspect and understand your IT stack; but what is it, and how does it differ from IT monitoring?
Oct 21, 2018   |  By Splunk
Imagine a world where incident alerts arrive 30 minutes before problems even begin — you’d actually have the power to prevent outages and deliver a truly seamless experience to your customers. Sound impossible? Think again — the right AIOps (Artificial Intelligence for IT Operations) solution can help you maintain uptime, reduce manual incident-management tasks and increase productivity.
Oct 21, 2018   |  By Splunk
The hype around artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) has exploded, sometimes overshadowing the real uses and innovations happening everyday at organizations across the globe. The reality is that applying AI and ML to data-dependent challenges presents opportunity for better security, faster innovation and overall improved efficiency.
Oct 1, 2018   |  By Splunk
Most IT organizations have adopted event management as a central practice to help find and fix what’s broken, but today's tools focus on managing the volume of events—they do not deliver service context. Without context, you are ill-equipped to focus on the right problem at the right time. What you need is something different—something that makes IT events less eventful and more insightful—and now, you can finally do it!
Oct 1, 2018   |  By Splunk
At Splunk, we make it easy for our customers to turn mountains of machine data in their Amazon Web Services (AWS) and hybrid environments into valuable business, operational and security insights that improve their businesses.
Sep 1, 2018   |  By Splunk
The financial services industry has unique challenges that often prevent it from achieving its strategic goals. The keys to solving these issues are hidden in machine data—the largest category of big data—which is both untapped and full of potential.
Sep 1, 2018   |  By Splunk
From protecting customer experience to preserving lines of revenue, IT operations teams are faced with increasingly complex responsibilities while being required to prevent outages that could harm the organization. Splunk IT Service Intelligence (ITSI) utilizes AI powered by machine learning to deliver a predictive IT and ensure optimal application performance and quality.
Aug 1, 2018   |  By Splunk
Splunk is probably the single most powerful tool for searching and exploring data you will ever encounter. Exploring Splunk provides an introduction to Splunk -- a basic understanding of Splunk's most important parts, combined with solutions to real-world problems.
Aug 1, 2018   |  By Splunk
Let’s face it — the struggle to monitor basic server metrics in modern hybrid infrastructures is real. But deploying and maintaining monitoring tools doesn’t have to be a major headache. Splunk Insights for Infrastructure can help your team index both Linux and AWS data, enabling them to quickly identify and remediate the root cause of problems.
Jul 1, 2018   |  By Splunk
Operational intelligence, derived from the collection and analysis of machine-generated data, has often been used purely for the monitoring and management of IT infrastructure, applications and security. However, such data can also provide invaluable insight across the rest of the business.

Splunk produces software for searching, monitoring, and analyzing machine-generated big data, via a Web-style interface.

Splunk turns machine data into answers. Regardless of your organization’s size and industry, Splunk can giveyou the answers you need to solve your toughest IT, security and business challenges—with the option todeploy on-premises, in the cloud or via a hybrid approach.

Work the Way Your Data Works:

  • Real-Time: Splunk gives you the real-time answers you need to meet customer expectations and business goals.
  • Machine Data: Use Splunk to connect your machine data and gain insights into opportunities and risks for your business.
  • Scale: Splunk scales to meet modern data needs — embrace the complexity, get the answers.
  • AI and Machine Learning: Leverage artificial intelligence (AI) powered by machine learning for actionable and predictive insights.

Any Question. Any Data. One Splunk.