Splunk4Good Helps Fund Computer Science Summer Course at UNLV


The following is a guest blog post by Molly Marks, director of special events and PLTW affiliate director, UNLV, Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering…

At the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering we were thrilled to host our fifth annual Project Lead The Way STEM (PLTW Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) summer training program for middle and high school teachers from July 11 to August 6. This year, thanks to a grant from Splunk4Good, we were able to offer a new Computer Science Principles course, adding to a range of offerings like Green Architecture, Automation and Robotics.

The $25,000 Splunk4Good donation funded startup program costs, instructor fees and enabled us to sponsor …

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Congratulations to the 2016-17 SplunkTrust MVPs!!!

splunktrust_square_logoWelcome back from .conf2016, everyone! It’s been a tremendous good time for all of us at Splunk, and we’re hoping those of you who were able to join us got as much out of it as we did. Among the other opportunities we took to recognize our outstanding customers and partners this year was the announcement of this year’s SplunkTrust Community MVPs.

We created the SplunkTrust Community MVP program to recognize our community’s top contributors, and to involve them in planning and policy decisions as our community grows. These community members have shown the very highest level of commitment to helping others succeed with Splunk, and are the second year’s SplunkTrust member roster:


2016-17 SplunkTrust inductees with Doug Merritt and Rachel Perkins

2016-17 SplunkTrust inductees with CEO Doug

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Splunk Pledge and Education

SCL-Splunk-conf2016-Badge-6_fb-1200x627This September marks my fifth year at Splunk.  Since day one on the job, I have spent a great deal of my waking time thinking about how to scale up educating folks on Splunk, in particular for universities and other educational entities.  There is a bit of chicken-and-egg to this dilemma, as most teachers and students don’t see the value of Splunk until they have had some exposure to it.

Over the past five years, we have built programs around licensing and training on Splunk that give not-for-profit educational entities a way to learn, use, and teach Splunk without spending anything but time.  We have had some success, but the efforts did not really scale up until we …

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Adaptive Response: Beyond Analytics-Driven Security


Now that .conf2016 is in full swing, I’m excited to discuss one of my favorite topics – the Splunk-led Adaptive Response Initiative, which we first announced at the RSA Conference earlier this year. We made a big splash with a strong group of 8 founding participants representing key security technologies like Network Firewall, Endpoint Detection and Response, Privileged User Management, Threat Intelligence, and Incident Response. We are thrilled by the support from Splunk customers and strategic partners as we continue to enable organizations to operate multi-vendor adaptive security architectures and bring life to our vision for a security nerve center.

So here we are in Orlando, and I’m happy to share our latest Adaptive Response milestones:

  1. We have extended Adaptive Response controls into Splunk Enterprise Security 4.5 (ES)
  2. Vendor
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The Fabric That’s Powering Your Digital Transformation

SCL-Splunk-conf2016-Badge-1_fb-1200x627It’s finally here! Splunk .conf2016. This is the most exciting week on the Splunk calendar. An opportunity for us to hear all the great things our customers and partners are up to. We’re always amazed to see the endless spigot of new and creative uses for Splunk. Listening and learning from our customers and partners gets every Splunker fired-up and inspired. And of course, this week gives us a chance to download the latest innovations we’ve been hard at work on as well.

Flying to Orlando gave me a little time for reflection. It amazes me how much has changed in less then a decade. I took an Uber instead of a taxi to the airport, used a mobile …

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Introducing Splunk Enterprise 6.5 – Machine Learning and Simplified Data Analysis Open New Vistas

SCL-Splunk-conf2016-Badge-2_fb-1200x627Want to put the power of machine learning (ML) to work to help optimize IT, security or biz ops? Wish it were easier for more users in your org to use Splunk for data analysis? Or maybe you’d be interested in improving power user productivity, automating management functions, or lowering storage TCO? Splunk Enterprise 6.5 has something for everyone.

Machine Learning Meets Machine Data

The latest release of the Splunk platform lets you put machine learning to work to tackle any use case that matters to your organization.


Splunk Enterprise has long offered a strong array of ML commands like anomalydetection, outlierpredict and cluster that use fixed algorithms to do their work – no ML expertise required. Today, …

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What’s new in Splunk IT Service Intelligence

This time last year, at .conf2015, we introduced Splunk IT Service Intelligence (ITSI) to the world and it’s been a fantastic first year – customers all over the world have chosen ITSI to transform service monitoring and IT operations through machine data-driven analytics.

Surrey Satellite Technology_Daniel Nye_1On Tuesday morning at .conf2016, we had the opportunity to announce what’s new with ITSI. The newest release builds on where we started with ITSI, simplifying service operations with advanced event analytics and delivering business and service context to help prioritize incident investigation.  As promised, we continue to innovate with machine learning to reduce the complexity in rules and threshold management with real-time correlations, predefined semantics and base-lining behavior operational patterns. Let’s dig into the new …

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Use Analytics-Driven Decision Making and Automation to Improve Threat Detection and Operational Efficiency

SCL-Splunk-conf2016-Badge-4_fb-1200x627Today, we announced major advancements to our security analytics portfolio with a new version of Splunk Enterprise Security 4.5 (ES), which introduces significant innovations to Splunk ES.

Enterprise Security (ES) 4.5 includes Adaptive Response, which helps extend security architecture beyond legacy preventative technologies, and events-based monitoring to use connected intelligence for security operations to gain full visibility and responsiveness across the entire security ecosystem. The new release introduces Glass Tables, which expands the visual analytics capabilities of Splunk ES.

Meeting the growing needs of CISOs adopting automation and orchestration

Many Splunk security customers already use automation to eliminate routine tasks in order to accelerate detection and streamline their response times. A recent survey conducted by 451 Research reveals that 57% …

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Introducing Splunk UBA 3.0

SCL-Splunk-conf2016-Badge-5-v2_fb-1200x627Splunk User Behavior Analytics 3.0 (UBA) introduces significant advancements to Splunk UBA and drives Splunk’s Security Analytics to the next level. This is evident with Gartner placing Splunk in the leader’s quadrant and positioning Splunk furthest overall for completeness of vision.

Splunk UBA 3.0 makes an architectural shift by decoupling platform from content, thereby, providing customers with an ability to update detection footprint with zero downtime and without the hassle of upgrading the entire platform. Content includes the following: machine learning models, threat models, anomaly classifications, data sources, and intelligence. The goal for this architectural shift is two-fold – improve operational efficiency and keep up with the ever-changing threat landscape by delivering regular updates.

Model, Models and Lots of Machine

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Bullseye! Arrow on target with Splunk award and ambitious plans for 2016 and beyond

BullseyeEarlier this year, Splunk had its Global Partner Summit in Las Vegas. We had hundreds of partners attend the three day event that was integrated with Splunk’s SKO. Arrow won the “Worldwide Distribution Partner of the Year” award and Arrow Sweden won the equivalent EMEA award.


The relationship with Arrow has gone from strength to strength and is a core part of Splunk’s business in EMEA. In our last EMEA partner spotlight we recently showcased the customer success that our partner Moviri have had in Italy and in this blog post we wanted to highlight the great work between Splunk and Arrow in EMEA.


Arrow work with a large number of technology providers and the relationship with Splunk …

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