Splunk Pros and Cons

Splunk Pros

Balamurali Vellalath
Practice Head-CyberSecurity at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable aspect of the solution is the dashboard. It's very intuitive.
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Steffen Klein
Senior Consultant at sectecs
What I really like is that even if you have already collected the data, you can extract fields and can build searches.
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reviewer1317924
Audit Remideation/Financial Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The logs on the solution are excellent.
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reviewer1453023
CSSP Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Good for log collection and log management.
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reviewer1454661
Automation Specialist, Analytics at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Splunk can extract all kinds of data. There's no limitation on what kind of structured and unstructured data one needs to extract — it can access any kind of data, including machine-generated data.
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Gregg Woodcock
Consultant at Splunxter, Inc.
With good domain knowledge, one can build almost anything. If you throw in Alert Manager or an integration with ServiceNow. Then, you have your own SIEM
Our clients are easily able to modify and evolve their implementations.
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Presal0998
Presales Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The initial setup is simple, not very complex. Initial deployment takes around 10 to 15 minutes to set up the entire base for Splunk including all three tiers.
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Direct9887
Director of Information Security with 201-500 employees
It's extremely scalable. It's a very robust solution and certainly has the capability of handling far bigger data requirements than a lot of the other tools. Generally what ends up happening with me is that my clients tend, for the most part, to be mid-tier organizations where the cost of that solutions would be accompanying requirements for people just becomes way too prohibitive. Especially considering the model that they use for costing, which is based on the volume of data. Of course, they're going to put everything including the Coke machine as the ability to collect data off of it, because of course the more they can put through the tool the more money they make.
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reviewer1463439
Senior Informatica Administrator at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Splunk is a user-friendly solution.
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Praful Bhatnagar
Principal Systems Engineer at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
It's the completeness of the solution that we like the most.
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Splunk Cons

Balamurali Vellalath
Practice Head-CyberSecurity at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
There are a lot of competitive products that are doing better than what Splunk is doing on the analytics side.
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Steffen Klein
Senior Consultant at sectecs
I would like to see more SIEM functionality and a better ticket tool.
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reviewer1317924
Audit Remideation/Financial Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It could be more user friendly, in terms of the end-user experience.
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reviewer1453023
CSSP Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
This is not really a monitoring solution.
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reviewer1454661
Automation Specialist, Analytics at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
I'd say I am happy with the technical support, not elated. They provide great support, but sometimes they don't have the answers that I need.
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Gregg Woodcock
Consultant at Splunxter, Inc.
It needs a better way to export dynamic views without requiring a ton of code and user/pw.
It needs integration with a configuration management solution.
It needs integration with a configuration management solution.
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Presal0998
Presales Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Splunk does not build apps. They only go back and validate the apps that somebody has already built. They should have remote consulting support. They have a wonderful solution. They have 24/7 security. Nobody needs to depend on any third party and will therefore just buy Splunk on the cloud.
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Direct9887
Director of Information Security with 201-500 employees
The tool itself is very difficult to configure. It's great for its number of inputs, for the different types of systems devices, and things that it could collect information from. To actually make good use of it, you need a fairly dedicated team of people that have some reasonably good programming or modeling skills to be able to do the things that you need to do with it. Whereas a lot of the other tools are better packaged for that, and so require a lot less training and a lot less dedication.
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reviewer1463439
Senior Informatica Administrator at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
In terms of the interface, it could include some improvements for the look and feel.
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Praful Bhatnagar
Principal Systems Engineer at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Our two main complaints are about the difficulty of the initial setup and the licensing model.
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Learn what your peers think about Splunk. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2021.
456,966 professionals have used our research since 2012.