Splunk product overview
The Splunk platform features a suite of tools that optimize and enhance network security capabilities. It removes the barriers between data so that everyone thrives in the Data Age. Moreover, it empowers IT, DevOps, and security teams to transform organizations with data from any source and on any timescale.
Splunk delivers one platform for all data needs. Organizations can gather all the context needed in one view to perform rapid investigations and responses. The platform provides insight into machine data generated from security technologies such as network, endpoint, access, malware, vulnerability, and identity information. It also allows security teams to detect and respond to internal and external attacks to simplify threat management while minimizing risk and safeguarding the business.
With Splunk, companies can unlock the power of analytics-driven security. The solution enables them to identify, prioritize, and manage security events with event sequencing, alert management, risk scores, and customizable dashboards and visualizations.
Pros of Splunk
- Splunk lets customers modernize their security operations, presenting an improved, unified security posture across the hybrid, multi-cloud environment.
- The platform gives users the flexibility to ask questions of unstructured data and add structure on the fly with its proprietary schema-on-read technology.
Cons of Splunk
- The solution introduces a diverse set of features that some users found overwhelming.
Breakdown of core features
Users can conquer alert fatigue with high-fidelity, risk-based alerting from Splunk. Through the user interface, organizations can attribute risk to users and systems, map alerts to cybersecurity frameworks, and trigger alerts when the risk exceeds thresholds. Businesses can experience shorter alert queues with more true positives as a result.
Secure multi-cloud and hybrid environments
With Splunk, users can monitor uptime and availability of multiple cloud services in a single view for protection and compliance. Organizations can deliver visibility, security, and operational insights into the cloud services such as AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform.
ML-powered behavior analytics
This feature rapidly identifies anomalous entities with Machine Learning-powered behavior analytics on streaming data. Companies can automate threat detection using machine learning so employees can spend more time hunting with better alerts for a quick resolution.
(Last updated on 02/02/2022 by Liz Laurente-Ticong)