Splunk Review

Helped us consolidate all our solutions into an easy tool to use for various employees


What is our primary use case?

We use Splunk for operations, application monitoring, and security. We are both cloud and on-premise based, so it has been very versatile for us. 

How has it helped my organization?

It helped us consolidate all our solutions into an easy tool to use for various employees.

What is most valuable?

  • Unstructured data
  • Linking things together
  • Building out stuff which is actionable.

Once you learn SPL and what data you need to obtain and merge together, it is really useful. 

What needs improvement?

More control with Splunk Cloud as it seems a bit limited. I used to manage an on-premise instance of Splunk Enterprise and really liked having more control over it. 

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No stability issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No scalability issues.

Which solutions did we use previously?

While we did not have a previous solution, we took what little of Splunk that we have been using and have increased it greatly.

What was our ROI?

We are a nonprofit, so it is hard to quantify. 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Be upfront about your needs and expectations. Splunk is one of the top SIEM solutions to work with. 

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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