Splunk Enterprise Named Editors’ Best Security Product by Windows IT Pro

  Splunk Enterprise Named Editors’ Best Security Product by Windows IT Pro

    Splunk Takes Gold, Silver and Bronze; Company Announces Microsoft Gold
                           Certified Partner Status

Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO -- December 17, 2012

Splunk 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. Splunk Enterprise was also awarded the silver
medal for Best Free Tool and the bronze medal for Best Systems Monitoring

“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.

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

“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 invaluable information with our Windows IT Pro and SQL
Server Pro communities. The 2012 winners should be extremely proud of this
recognition from our editorial experts.”

The 2012 Editors’ Best Awards are based on a product’s strategic importance to
its market, its competitive advantages and its value to customers.

Spunk today also announced that it is now a Microsoft 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 risk.
Splunk 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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