Splunk and Palo Alto Networks Join Forces to Enhance Enterprise Security Intelligence

  Splunk and Palo Alto Networks Join Forces to Enhance Enterprise Security
  Intelligence

   Companies Announce General Availability of the Splunk App for Palo Alto
                                 Networks 3.0

RSA Conference 2013

Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO -- February 26, 2013

RSA CONFERENCE 2013 – Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), the leading software
platform for real-time operational intelligence, and Palo Alto Networks, the
network security company, today announced a joint solution that takes security
intelligence across the enterprise to a new level. Working together, Splunk
and Palo Alto Networks have created the Splunk App for Palo Alto Networks 3.0,
which enables users to leverage their machine-generated big data to analyze
risk, improve security posture and compliance and address a number of
additional operational and regulatory concerns. By using the unique and
context-rich data generated by Palo Alto Networks in the Splunk application,
users can gain better insights and automatically improve their security
posture. Splunk and Palo Alto Networks will demonstrate the Splunk App for
Palo Alto Networks at the RSA Conference 2013 this week at Moscone Center in
San Francisco.

“Palo Alto Networks is widely recognized as one of the most innovative network
security companies in the world,” said Bill Gaylord, senior vice president of
business development, Splunk. “By combining our knowledge in one solution, it
enhances our respective commitment to providing customers a new level of
insight into their security posture.”

“Splunk is a disruptive force in analytics, reshaping the capability to gain
insight from data in IT and the business,” said Chad Kinzelberg, senior vice
president of business and corporate development, Palo Alto Networks. “Our
mutual customers view this joint solution as a significant advantage to
creating actionable insights to assess risk, prevent threats, and improve
security. We are also confident that this strategic partnership will continue
to lead our industry in security intelligence for enterprise organizations.”

Splunk App for Palo Alto Networks

The Splunk App for Palo Alto Networks takes a context-rich information feed
innetwork security,now including information on APTs from WildFire,to
provide valuable insights and improve visibility.With traditional network
security devices, the data generated is limited to port, protocol, and IP
address information. With Palo Alto Networks, more useful data such as
applications, users, and threat content is available within Splunk®
Enterprise. With a few clicks, administrators can visualize all of this
information together and take rapid action on threats and trends, directly
from the app interface. The app also introduces key, new capabilities
including:

  *Ability to Directly Configure Palo Alto Networks Devices: The new App
    enables Splunk searches to easily, and where appropriate, automatically
    change configurations on Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls,
    from within the Splunk interface. For example, an administrator analyzing
    data from an Exchange server could identify a potential security risk in
    message logs and trigger an update to that user’s profile on the device,
    resulting in an automated, improved security posture.
  *Improved Scalability and Performance for Large Deployments: The new App
    can handle significantly more data per day by leveraging new features in
    Splunk Enterprise 5. The improved scalability gives the Palo Alto Networks
    user the depth and breadth of visibility needed to make use of the massive
    amounts of data in context to find advanced threats hiding in a sea of
    network traffic. Splunk’s new indexing techniques quickly turn this data
    into meaningful visualizations providing decision support and faster
    detection of complex threats.

Visit the Palo Alto Networks booth (#0931) or the Splunk booth (#1917) at RSA
Conference 2013 to learn more.

About Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto Networks™ is the network security company. Its innovative platform
enables enterprises, service providers, and government entities to secure
their networks and safely enable the increasingly complex and rapidly growing
number of applications running on their networks. The core of Palo Alto
Networks platform is its next-generation firewall, which delivers application,
user, and content visibility and control integrated within the firewall
through its proprietary hardware and software architecture. Palo Alto Networks
products and services can address a broad range of network security
requirements, from the data center to the network perimeter, as well as the
distributed enterprise, which includes branch offices and a growing number of
mobile devices. Palo Alto Networks products areused by more than 10,000
customers in over 100 countries. For more information,
visitwww.paloaltonetworks.com.

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 cybersecurity 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. © 2013 Splunk Inc. All rights reserved.

Contact:

Palo Alto Networks
Mike Haro, 408-438-8628
mharo@paloaltonetworks.com
or
Splunk Inc.
Tom Stilwell, 415-852-5561
tstilwell@splunk.com
Ken Tinsley, 415-848-8476 (Investor Contact)
ktinsley@splunk.com
 
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