2018-01-16T14:09:00Z

What do you like most about Splunk?


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What do you like most about Splunk?

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Top 5Real User

Its dashboard is valuable. If you have a good knowledge of how to create a dashboard, you can create any dashboard related to cybersecurity. If fine-tuned, the alarms that are triggered for instant review are also very valuable and useful.

2021-04-19T15:09:49Z
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Top 10Real User

There are quite a lot of things that we find useful. Splunk agents are useful and good. Its UI is quite impressive.

2021-03-26T12:45:56Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The integration is seamless with many devices and operating systems.

2021-03-05T11:09:33Z
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Top 20Consultant

Its integration is most valuable. Its UI is also pretty much easy.

2021-03-04T14:36:29Z
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Top 10Real User

It provides a lot of analytics with the underlying AI engine, and it is a lot easier than other solutions. There are some products that do automated AI-based detection and drawing up charts, but for network monitoring and all of the monitoring aspects, it is quite a nice tool.

It is very convenient for business users because they get more or less a lot of data readily available. If you're familiar with the Splunk query language, you can pretty much do whatever you want.

2021-02-17T16:35:30Z
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Top 10Real User

Its compatibility with other SIEMS is very useful.

2021-02-17T09:35:39Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The solution has plenty of features that are good.

2021-01-22T16:57:51Z
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Top 5LeaderboardConsultant

What I really like is that even if you have already collected the data, you can extract fields and can build searches.

2021-01-04T14:26:19Z
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Top 20Real User

The scalability of the solution is amazing because it can collect a lot of data and you can have your own structure to monitor this data.

2020-12-27T09:14:00Z
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Top 10Real User

The initial setup is pretty straightforward.

2020-12-19T13:28:50Z
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Top 5LeaderboardMSP

Good for log collection and log management.

2020-12-16T06:34:38Z
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Top 10Reseller

The correlation capabilities are the first value that our clients say they like with Splunk.

2020-12-15T22:53:44Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The most valuable feature is that it's very good for log aggregation.

2020-12-15T15:05:19Z
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Top 20Real User

The ability to analyze huge amounts of sales data and accurate prediction of sales forecasting is the most valuable feature.

2020-12-09T16:02:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The most valuable feature is the log aggregation, being able to scan through all of the logs.

2020-12-07T22:17:33Z
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Top 10Real User

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.

2020-12-02T20:10:59Z
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Top 10Real User

Splunk is a user-friendly solution.

2020-12-02T19:50:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The logs on the solution are excellent.

2020-11-27T18:12:28Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

This is a straightforward solution, easy to configure.

2020-11-23T21:49:36Z
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Top 10Real User

The flexibility of the solution is quite good.

2020-11-23T17:00:05Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

It's the completeness of the solution that we like the most.

2020-11-19T12:12:05Z
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Top 5LeaderboardMSP

The most valuable aspect of the solution is the dashboard. It's very intuitive.

2020-11-18T18:48:43Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The completeness of the solution is what we like the most.

2020-11-13T19:55:12Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Provides very good features and a large open source community.

2020-11-11T11:33:04Z
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Real User

The initial setup is really straightforward. It's one of the easiest installations.

2019-03-14T11:34:00Z
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Real User

It helps us uncover bottlenecks in the network.

2019-03-10T16:43:00Z
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Real User

The most valuable feature of Splunk is the log monitoring.

2019-03-06T07:41:00Z
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Reseller

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.

2019-02-14T07:37:00Z
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Real User

It can log more logs than other solutions. It's a good way to troubleshoot problems.

2019-02-14T07:37:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-02-10T10:06:00Z
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Real User

It's very flexible. If you look from the cloud implementation it is there. Reports are made quickly. Unlike other tools, it caters to all kinds of technical information on the front very easily. There's no need to put in any technical information. You can pull on the reports very easily, take action, and notify stakeholders.

2019-02-07T12:28:00Z
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Reseller

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.

2019-02-07T12:28:00Z
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Real User

The search function for spam is like a google search. You just enter and it will quickly show you the results.

2019-02-05T07:16:00Z
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Real User

It is quite extensible. It is a platform that we can build our use instead of each case instead of each case being limited or restricted to each capability. This is probably the best feature.

2018-12-13T11:34:00Z
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Real User

Its usability is the best part. It is easy for our developers to use if they want to search their logs, etc.

2018-12-11T08:31:00Z
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Real User

It has helped us look at modern technology, as well as penetrate our legacy systems, to see where the bottlenecks are.

2018-12-11T08:31:00Z
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Real User

The technical support has been very good. They are very responsive and have been helpful.

2018-12-11T08:31:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The dashboards are the most valuable feature. We like the ability to drill in and see what queries are under the dashboard, build new visualizations, edit the querying, and see the reports.

2018-12-11T08:31:00Z
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Real User

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.

2018-12-11T08:31:00Z
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Real User

It provides logs in one place, so they are easy to find. It collects the logs from multiple places, then you have just one place where you see the whole flow from the front-end to the back-end.

2018-12-11T08:31:00Z
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Real User

It is very simple to tweak or write a small piece of glue code to go ahead and create a new dashboard for a business unit to make near real-time decisions to focus more on other geographies when launching the product.

2018-12-11T08:31:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The client site login is pretty extensible and probably cost-effective.

2018-12-11T08:31:00Z
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Top 20Real User

It has a big user base, so the community is useful.

2018-12-11T08:31:00Z
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Real User

It has reduced the time to resolution, time to investigate, and time to troubleshoot for debugging issues.

2018-12-11T08:30:00Z
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Real User

The stock analysts and security people use one single dashboard (one single location) to check our logs.

2018-12-11T08:30:00Z
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Real User

In the past we used the 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 aster speed to index all the events , and this is a huge asset.

2018-12-10T08:57:00Z
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Real User

This solution helps us increase our productivity.

2018-11-18T07:31:00Z
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Real User

It has virtual visualization, and other products do not.

2018-09-25T09:23:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardConsultant

It gives us the liberty to do more in terms of use cases.

2018-09-09T05:40:00Z
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User

Positive features include replication capabilities, software development kits, and the architecture.

2018-07-20T12:19:00Z
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ExpertTop 20Vendor

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.

2018-06-13T17:13:00Z
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Top 5Real User

Splunk UBA is useful for fraud detection and for detection of APTs, advanced persistent threats.

2018-06-03T09:17:00Z
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Consultant

We can ingest and correlate data from virtually any type of system.

2018-05-15T08:36:00Z
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User

Splunk has significantly helped with aggregation and correlation of critical logs. Not having to grep on each individual server has made everyone more efficient.

2018-05-10T14:32:00Z
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Vendor

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.

2018-05-04T19:57:00Z
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Real User

We primarily use it to correlate logs throughout the enterprise for both searching and use in investigations.

2018-05-03T13:55:00Z
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Real User

The ability to ingest any data and display it in a way that anyone can understand.

2018-04-30T21:49:00Z
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Real User

Visualizations helped the organisation with a better understanding of its KPIs.

2018-04-30T12:38:00Z
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Real User

It is easy to use in any environment.

2018-04-25T07:36:00Z
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Real User

It has a rapid response search environment in the event of an incident.

2018-04-23T21:12:00Z
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Real User

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.

2018-04-22T15:34:00Z
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Real User

The ability to manipulate data in Splunk is unparalleled. Splunk’s powerful, flexible query language can morph difficult to understand log formats into usable data.

2018-04-21T12:36:00Z
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Real User

Low barrier to start searching with the ability to normalize data on the fly.

2018-04-21T05:48:00Z
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Real User

We can do things in minutes instead of days.

2018-04-21T05:15:00Z
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Real User

Support is quick and competent.

2018-04-21T03:20:00Z
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Real User

Visualizations are the best way to understand deviation techniques from the norm.

2018-04-21T00:21:00Z
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Top 5Real User

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

2018-04-20T18:39:00Z
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Real User

Splunk has significantly reduced the time in performing the task of aggregating logs, reviewing as well as time spent during investigations.

2018-04-19T21:37:00Z
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User

I like the ease with which dashboards can be created.

2018-04-19T21:32:00Z
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Real User

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.

2018-04-19T18:45:00Z
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Real User

It allows for transparency into IT metrics for insightful business analytics.

2018-04-19T18:11:00Z
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Real User

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

2018-04-19T16:11:00Z
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User

The ability to quickly search logs, performance data, and other inputs has helped tremendously with troubleshooting.

2018-04-19T14:36:00Z
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Vendor

We are much faster finding and addressing issues with Splunk.

2018-04-19T13:49:00Z
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Real User

Speeds up root cause analysis and can help identify issues that your organization never realized were occurring.

2018-04-19T13:05:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Integrity with many vendors: This simplifies the implementation and integration with different devices

2018-03-29T12:02:00Z
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Real User

Alerts when a server is malfunctioning, monitors external attacks, and takes action to stop spreading viruses.

2018-03-26T05:49:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The ability to view all of these different logs, then drilling down into specific times or into specific data sources, has proved to be the greatest aspect in decreasing our troubleshooting overhead time.

2018-01-16T14:09:00Z
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