|[December 17, 2012]
Splunk Enterprise Named Editors' Best Security Product by Windows IT Pro
SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--
Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), the leading software platform for real-time
operational intelligence, today announced that Splunk® Enterprise won
the gold medal for the Best Security Product in the "2012 Editors' Best
Awards" by Penton Media's Windows IT Pro (News - Alert). Splunk Enterprise was also
awarded the silver medal for Best Free Tool and the bronze medal for
Best Systems Monitoring Product.
"We pride ourselves on delivering real-time operational intelligence
that our customers can use to make impactful decisions about their
business every day, and we are honored to be recognized as the Best
Security Product by Windows IT Pro," said Manish Kalra, director of
product marketing, Splunk (News - Alert).
Editors at Windows
IT Pro wrote, "Splunk is the kitchen sink of machine data analytics.
It soaks up every kind of data you can throw at it, then turns that data
into actionable intelligence-not just security intelligence but also
troubleshooting, performance, and business intelligence. Splunk's
particular security strengths lie in analyzing the everyday patterns of
log data (such as logons/logoffs, process launch, and network resource
access) to look for anomalies that might signal an intrusion. In a time
of advanced persistent threats and the maxim that 'everyone has been
hacked, they just might not know it,' this type of tool should be a
standard component in every company's IT infrastructure."
"For our 2012 Editors' Best Awards, we've leveraged the industry
expertise of our editors and authors to bring additional recognition to
great products in today's market," said Jason Bovberg, senior editor,
Windows IT Pro. "We're proud to now share this invauable information
with our Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Pro communities. The 2012 winners
should be extremely proud of this recognition from our editorial
The 2012 Editors' Best Awards are based on a product's strategic
importance to its market, its competitive advantages and its value to
Spunk today also announced that it is now a Microsoft (News - Alert) Gold Certified
Partner. The certification recognizes Splunk as one of Microsoft's most
highly accredited partners and demonstrates Splunk's best-in-class
capabilities and commitment to meet Microsoft Corp. customers' evolving
needs in today's dynamic business environment. The new alliance
reaffirms Splunk's ability to enable organizations to gain operational
intelligence into their Windows IT infrastructure through innovative
applications such as the Splunk
App for Microsoft Exchange and the Splunk
App for Active Directory.
About Windows IT Pro
The Windows IT Pro community is the heartbeat of the Windows IT world-a
gathering of people, content and resources focused on Microsoft Windows
technologies and applications. It's a "community" in every sense,
bringing an independent, uncensored voice to IT managers, network and
systems administrators, developers, systems analysts, CIOs, CTOs, and
other technologists at companies worldwide. Visit www.windowsitpro.com
today to learn more.
About Splunk Inc.
Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK) provides the engine for machine data™.
Splunk® software collects, indexes and harnesses the machine-generated big
data coming from the websites, applications, servers, networks and
mobile devices that power business. Splunk software enables
organizations to monitor, search, analyze, visualize and act on massive
streams of real-time and historical machine data. More than 4,800
enterprises, universities, government agencies and service providers in
over 80 countries use Splunk Enterprise to gain Operational
Intelligence that deepens business and customer understanding,
improves service and uptime, reduces cost and mitigates cyber-security
Storm, a cloud-based subscription service, is used by organizations
developing applications in the cloud.
To learn more, please visit www.splunk.com/company.
Splunk and the engine for machine data are registered trademarks or
trademarks of Splunk Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in
the United States and/or other jurisdictions. All other brand names,
product names or trademarks belong to their respective holders. © 2012
Splunk Inc. All rights reserved.
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