Splunk Benefits

Colt Rodgers
Infrastructure Engineer at Zirous, Inc.
Splunk has helped our organization mainly on our increased use of the security side. We use Splunk to monitor all machine logins (both successful and unsuccessful) and actions taken on those machines under each user. We have set up some predictive and proactive models, which are programmed to take action on anything outside of the normal usage. These actions range from alerts being sent to the Splunk page, administrators being notified, and if escalated enough, automatic account locks. View full review »
Kenn Brodhagen
DevOps Engineer at Amplify
We have used the alerts for a lot of things. They gave us the ability to kind of make an alert simply. So, we did one for SQL injection. We also had some services which were problematic that would fail, but we figured out what log line that we could look for, so it was easy to make an alert for that. View full review »
Tony Fabrikant
CTO at IHS Markit
Every team immediately created their own Splunk dashboard, and all the product owners were ecstatic about this. We were able to create a catalog of dashboards and have a holistic view at all levels. We could understand our business much better. Real-time errors, which were buried in emails before now, surfaced up on dashboards. Even our executives could understand this, and it changed the way teams thought about alerting and reporting. It allowed us to send out real-time notifications to integrate with Opsgenie, and it changed the way IT works. View full review »
Gavan McLaughlin
Application Engineer at Expedia
We have a one stop dashboard for health of some of our services where you can click in and it takes you to other dashboards that have custom near real-time metrics that show the application's health. From there, you can drill in to see the real deep dive example of what is happening in your environment. It has reduced our time to resolve incidents. View full review »
david hourani
Lead Splunk Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Splunk helped reduce development cost since it provides free applications on Splunkbase that can save a huge amount of time and effort. It also gave us the ability to dig into logs to find not just one needle but many needles in the haystack of data, and that helped solve multiple production issues and reduced system downtime. A great improvement brought by Splunk is the ability to remove sensitive data before displaying it in reports. This allows Splunk administrators to filter data according to the user’s clearance level. View full review »
Enterpri4059
Enterprise Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
We use it primarily for troubleshooting. We had an issue with SaltStack recently and were able to look for the same log entry on a thousand servers simultaneously, making the process easy. View full review »
Gregg Woodcock
Consultant at Splunxter, Inc.
Out clients went from unhappy using inflexible, poorly-supported products (in some cases barely functionally) to confident and excited when using Splunk. Not only are they able to do their security jobs and investigations, but they are also easily able to modify and evolve their implementations themselves to keep up with the shifting sands, which is the SecOps landscape. View full review »
Presal0998
Presales Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
We sell it to clients so clients benefit from Splunk in terms of live security monitoring of their parent IP infrastructure base. Their IP security and network application base is where we have a 24/7 monitoring interface. View full review »
Kent Farries
Security Architect at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
* We can do things in minutes instead of days. * We solve issues which we could not before since we have the data. * We can quickly search for almost anything across many log sources in seconds * Teams have the dashboards or alerts that they need View full review »
Sam Osborn
Software Engineer at Tableau Software
It has reduced the time to resolution, time to investigate, and time to troubleshoot for debugging issues. View full review »
Shaveta Datta
Technical Project Manager at Aricent
Every tool has a drawback. Some aspects of this solution are secure but getting clean data from the cloud takes time. Looking towards the future, I'm looking for a tool that is the most secure in the cloud environment. View full review »
Michael Kaericher
Application Engineer at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Before we analyzed required manual correlation of individual log files, and this was almost impossible to do. With Splunk, what was once almost impossible, is now unbelievably fast. View full review »
Yosef Tavin
Devops Engineer at Controlup
It has improved our organization in many ways: * Having Splunk as part of one of our software products was our choice for giving our customers a great user experience. * It is a one stop shop as a full monitoring and alerting solution for operations and application analysis for most of our back-end systems. View full review »
Mui Tran
Project Manager at Idemitsu Oil & Gas
Without Splunk or a similar product, if I want to check the log files every day, I have to log in to the individual hardware components in our system. I have to log in to the firewall, I have to log in to Windows. There are so many devices I would have to manually log into, one-by-one. It would take a very long time for me. Also, we don't have a dashboard so we don't know which issues are critical. When we use a centralized log monitoring system we can see things on the dashboard and it is easier for the IT manager or an IT engineer to take corrective action in the system. View full review »
Amir Jalilzadeh
Java Developer with 201-500 employees
For a long period of time we analyzed logs, traffic, something like tcpdump. Splunk UBA is useful for fraud detection and for detection of APTs, advanced persistent threats. It's really important for our business because I work a PSP, a payment service provider, e-payments. View full review »
Robert Bailey
Owner with 1-10 employees
The ability to see logs and correlate them using Splunk has greatly improved our organization's functionality with auditing and troubleshooting. View full review »
Omar Sánchez (Mr.Tech)
Information Security Advisor, CISO & CIO, Docutek Services at Docutek Services
Manually, it used to take us a whole day to do strong monitoring. Now, it takes a maximum of two hours because of this product. It creates a single pane of glass. Plus, it gives us the liberty to do more in terms of use cases, especially since HIPAA wants use cases. We must monitor them. Therefore, we can also add our own correlations for all our use cases. View full review »
Troy Landers
Specialist Master, Cyber Risk at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
Some of my clients had rudimentary home-grown security solutions that Splunk ES has completely replaced. In these cases, the improvement was dramatic; they had visibility into systems and activities that they never had before. In the case of clients who already had a SIEM solution, the change was more incremental. However, in my opinion, the Splunk ES solution is superior because it is so flexible. It can consolidate data from almost anything. View full review »
Rajesh Mandale
Splunker at a tech services company
* We can do things in minutes instead of days. * We solve issues that we previously could not since we now have the data. * We can quickly search for almost anything across many log sources in seconds. * Teams have the dashboards or alerts that they need. View full review »
Christopher Mooney
Incident Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Log files which were previously either not reviewed or reviewed incompletely are now being used in operations daily. Security and operational events are discovered and resolved with greater efficiency than we have ever before. The way Splunk allows for data to be correlated together has given our organization a more complete picture of our system security status and how users organically move through our applications. This information has allowed us to focus development efforts which will directly benefit our customers the most. View full review »
Tomi Juslin
QA Lead at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees
It has helped with troubleshooting, making it easier. Now, we have one place where we can find logs and errors. There is no need to go to the actual server to search for the log file. View full review »
reviewer718113
IT Analyst at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our current companies need this solution. We need it to highlight the old logging events. Based on the different device and systems, we have Splunk and we can clearly explain the everyday field logging of events in the different IT environments. In the past, we used a different application to collect logs. We used SurfWatch and VMware to do so but we found that the Splunk has more capacity to do more in less time. They provide a faster speed to index all the events which is a huge asset. View full review »
Roman Burdakov
Engineering Manager at Cengage Learning
I haven't had any problems with it so far. View full review »
Ken Orr
Security Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
We previously did not have a good centralized solution which could ingest just about any log type, which has been a plus. View full review »
Security1747
Security Architect at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
It is a place for all our logs, and everything goes in one place. The stock analysts and security people use one single dashboard (one single location) to check our logs. View full review »
Director158d
Director at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
It has helped us look at modern technology, as well as penetrate our legacy systems, to see where the bottlenecks are. View full review »
Seyfallah Tagrerout
IT & Cloud Architect at AiM Services
We can present to our management in real time the security of the batch management for the PCs, security regarding the network equipment. We're currently working in the Azure Cloud project, so we can send any logs from the cloud to Splunk. We can monitor them and we can present to the managers and customers. It's a very good solution for reporting. We use Splunk for reporting and monitoring of any solution in the company. View full review »
MS Alam
System Administrator at Abdullah Al-Othaim Markets
Alerts when a server is malfunctioning, monitors external attacks, and takes action to stop spreading viruses. View full review »
Reviewer0932
Project Manager at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
The way this solution has improved our organization is by its ability to do a quick search and immediately stop an incident from happening. View full review »
leadsyst865026
Lead Systems Architect at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
* Splunk has reduced application downtime by helping identify the point of failure. * It has helped in identifying information streaming bottlenecks. * Its machine learning capabilities along with custom script implementation has helped the organization a lot. * Visualizations helped the organisation have a better understanding of its KPIs. View full review »
Madison Moss
Splunk Architect at a aerospace/defense firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Speeds up root cause analysis and can help identify issues that your organization never realized were occurring. It helps streamline troubleshooting and log analysis. View full review »
Colin Jackson, CISSP, MMIS, GMON
Information Security Engineer/Architect at a tech services company
It helped us consolidate all our solutions into an easy tool to use for various employees. View full review »
Rudi Wicaksono
Architecture and Security Team Leader at Offshore North West Java (ONWJ)
it can explain to management about what kind of traffic is visiting the network. It can also explain other traffic coming in and out, along with protecting against malware. View full review »
seniorcl859464
Senior Cloud Operations Analyst at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
We are much faster finding and addressing issues with Splunk. We reduce the MTR and get more done. View full review »
Niket Nilay
Technical Lead at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Since Splunk is a platform for data, we can ingest and correlate data from virtually any type of system. It has a fast turnaround time for setting up monitoring/alerting and forecasting of trends as per our customers' requirements. View full review »
SenNetwork4433
Senior Network & Security Architect at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
Once we onboarded all of the required needs, it created a lot of visibility for us. View full review »
ParampreetSingh
Account Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
It was used for security event management on landscape hosted over AWS. It helped the organisation to proactively monitor threats and reduce its threat footprint. View full review »
Nathan Plamondon
Splunk Administrator at a university with 10,001+ employees
My favorite example of improving of organization is saving a $60k/mo in payroll fraud and $10k/mo in wasted API credits by using simple searches and clear reports. View full review »
Scott Odle
Business Intelligence Developer at a university with 10,001+ employees
Splunk has enabled us to detect, even predict potential security issues, before they become severe. It has enabled our operations and development teams to more efficiently monitor and troubleshoot their systems. View full review »
Michael Linde
Senior Network Security Engineer at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Splunk has enabled us to utilize many different data sources and is easy-to-use. It has a rapid response search environment in the event of an incident. View full review »
Christina Spires
Systems Analyst Staff - SW Eng Compute Analytics Lead at a wireless company with 10,001+ employees
It allows for transparency into IT metrics for insightful business analytics. View full review »
reviewer859770
consultant at a non-profit with 1,001-5,000 employees
Splunk has give us the capability to easily track problems and their status. Our security operations team has been able to use it to track where people login and what they do on those machines. View full review »
Mick
Sr. Production Support Analyst at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees
The ability to quickly search logs, performance data, and other inputs has helped tremendously with troubleshooting. The visualizations are easy and well received by business and management users. View full review »
reviewer867936
User at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Splunk has facilitated the correlation of information security logs to look for incidents which could cause damage to the company's infrastructure, as well as financial losses from leaks. View full review »
Clara Merriman
Business Intelligence Engineer at a hospitality company with 501-1,000 employees
Splunk allows us to find insights that we were not able to with traditional BI tools using ETL. It allows us to dig into raw events. View full review »
Noah Woodcock
Data Scientist Intern at a tech vendor with 1-10 employees
My whole organization is built around Splunk. We provide Splunk PS to many different companies. If Splunk did not have such a good presence, we could not exist. View full review »
Luiz Fernandes
Technician at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
It can log more logs than other solutions. It's a good way to troubleshoot problems. View full review »
reviewer860955
Java Technical Lead at a insurance company
* It is easier to find problems and exceptions. * It is used by any factor in the firm. * Easy dashboards creation. * The visibility is amazing. View full review »
Robert Pollard
Director of IT at a government with 1-10 employees
Splunk has significantly reduced the time in performing the task of aggregating logs, reviewing as well as time spent during investigations. This has not only increased our speed of response, but our efficiency dealing with the issue(s) raised. View full review »
Gangikunta Somanath
Principal Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
We have a more secure, robust environment, which keeps the harmful software out of the zone required. View full review »
Ahmed Zard
BS Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
It helps the IT staff to monitor the full structure. It also makes use of all logs and takes proactive actions. View full review »
reviewer870792
Senior Security Engineer
Splunk has significantly helped with aggregation and correlation of critical logs. Not having to grep on each individual server has made everyone more efficient. View full review »
Reviewer4612
Enterprise Architect and Business with 5,001-10,000 employees
We are saving a lot of time by being in one place instead of several servers. View full review »
M Ghuyoor Syed
Sr. Manager Information Security with 1,001-5,000 employees
The search and query feature is very fast but due to the log size limit (in trial version), we did not get the full benefit. View full review »
RhondaTurner
VMware Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
100%. VMware needs log information to troubleshoot; it's not easy finding problems. Downloading and uploading logs have become an issue. View full review »
reviewer905577
Principal Consultant with 51-200 employees
* Troubleshooting * Cyber defense View full review »
reviewer1048674
Cyber Analyst with 501-1,000 employees
It gave management confidence in current operations. View full review »
Emad Ul Haq
Network Designer with 51-200 employees
Improved visibility. View full review »

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