Ceryx Achieves Over 200% Return on Investment With Splunk Software

  Ceryx Achieves Over 200% Return on Investment With Splunk Software

   Unified Communications and Collaboration Leader Uses Splunk Software to
           Improve Customer Service and Automate Critical Workflows

Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO -- January 15, 2013

Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), the leading software platform for real-time
operational intelligence, today announced that Ceryx Inc. achieved a return on
investment (ROI) of more than 200 percent after implementing Splunk Enterprise
to analyze machine data from Ceryx’s business IT services.

Ceryx, the leading outsourcer of reliable, secure Unified Communications and
Collaboration (UC) solutions, uses Splunk software to trace messages through
its popular Email Firewall service, which monitors email flow to identify and
protect Ceryx customers from spam and illicit email. With Splunk Enterprise,
Ceryx reports that it has reduced the effort for message-tracking workflows
eightfold while dramatically improving response times, simplifying compliance
reporting and enabling junior staff to accomplish tasks that previously
required senior expertise. Ceryx also says that it significantly reduced
training time and slashed critical security tasks down to minutes with the
automation enabled by Splunk Enterprise.

“Splunk software has been instrumental in helping us control operating costs
while still keeping up with growth,” said Derek Mock, director of software
development, Ceryx. “Splunk makes compliance and operational reporting not
only practical, but almost trivial through new automation.”

“SaaS service providers like Ceryx generate an enormous amount of machine data
every second of every day,” said Steve Sommer, chief marketing officer,
Splunk. “Inside that data are answers to critical questions Ceryx and its
customers need to answer fast. Splunk software provides them a way to zero in
on relevant information, automate manual workflows and spot security threats
faster than using traditional approaches. As a result, Ceryx, like many other
Splunk customers, started experiencing the benefits and achieving ROI almost

To learn more about Ceryx’s implementation of Splunk, read the ROI Story on

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.

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