Splunk Deepens Security Leadership with Appointment of Haiyan Song as Vice President of Security Markets

  Splunk Deepens Security Leadership with Appointment of Haiyan Song as Vice
  President of Security Markets

     Song Brings 20 Years of Experience to Cross-Functional Security Team

Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO -- February 24, 2014

Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK), provider of the leading software platform for
real-time operational intelligence, today announced the appointment of Haiyan
Song as vice president of security markets. With more than 20 years of
experience, Song will serve as the leader of a cross-functional security team
that includes security experts in product development, product management,
marketing, business development, sales and field technical services. Song will
be responsible for driving Splunk’s strategy and execution in the fast-growing
security market. Song will report to Steve Sommer, chief marketing officer,
Splunk.

“Haiyan’s deep expertise in developing enterprise security products will
further enable Splunk to develop and bring to market innovative security
intelligence solutions,” said Sommer. “Organizations are now transitioning
away from traditional, legacy systems that are often challenged to handle the
scale and analytics required for effective security. Our ability to attract a
security executive of Haiyan’s stature is a tribute to our customer success
and the potential of our big data security intelligence platform.”

“I am excited to join a company known for its innovation and disruption of the
security market,” said Song. “Splunk is uniquely positioned to provide a big
data security intelligence platform to meet the rapidly evolving needs of the
security market. Splunk’s solutions are excellent at detecting both known and
unknown threats with a powerful data platform and advanced analytics. Together
with a very innovative customer base, Splunk has demonstrated the power and
extensibility of the big data platform to address other high-value use cases
such as fraud and insider threat monitoring. I look forward to helping our
customers manage the rapidly evolving cyberthreat landscape.”

Previously, Song spent nine years at ArcSight-HP Enterprise Security Products
as vice president and general manager, where she was responsible for driving
product strategies and business execution. During her time at ArcSight, she
led and grew the product team through the company’s IPO and subsequent
acquisition by HP. Before joining ArcSight, Song was the vice president of
engineering at SenSage, a leading data warehouse software provider. In
addition, Song has held previous leadership positions at enterprise software
companies and service providers including Escalate, Ketera Technology and
Omniva Policy Systems. She started her career at IBM Informix, where she led
the development of Informix-Online/Secure, its trusted relational database
management system product.

Song studied computer science at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. She
holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree in Computer
Engineering from Florida Atlantic University.

About Splunk Inc.

Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK) provides the leading software platform for real-time
Operational Intelligence. Splunk® software and cloud services enable
organizations to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine-generated big
data coming from websites, applications, servers, networks, sensors and mobile
devices. More than 6,400 enterprises, government agencies, universities and
service providers in over 90 countries use Splunk software to deepen business
and customer understanding, mitigate cybersecurity risk, prevent fraud,
improve service performance and reduce cost. Splunk products include Splunk®
Enterprise, Splunk Cloud™, Splunk Storm®, Hunk™: Splunk Analytics for Hadoop
and premium Splunk Apps. To learn more, please visit
http://www.splunk.com/company.

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