Splunk MINT: Security & Privacy
Last year, Splunk introduced Splunk MINT, which provides real-time operational intelligence for your mobile apps. In March, we announced a major update, where Splunk MINT delivers operational intelligence directly to your instance of Splunk Enterprise. From time to time, we get asked about the security implications of delivering operational intelligence from mobile apps to your enterprise, and we wanted to answer some of your most frequently asked questions.
How do mobile apps get uniquely identified?
Customers need to sign up at Splunk MINT Management Console at https://mint.splunk.com. The customers get SDKs and API keys. The organization’s mobile developers will need to incorporate the SDKs into their mobile apps and initialize them with the API keys. The APIs …
International Cloud Cover. Splunk Cloud now available in EMEA & APAC.
Today I’m at the AWS Summit London and I’m delighted to announce the international availability of Splunk Cloud. We’ve just had Werner Vogels, CTO of AWS, announce that Splunk is “all in” with AWS and that Splunk Cloud is now available in all of Amazon’s international availability zones.
Splunk Cloud is GA internationally and this follows on from Splunk’s CEO, Godfrey Sullivan, being one of the keynote speakers at the AWS re:Invent event late last year:
Splunk and AWS have been working closely together for quite a while now. It started with organisations (such as Adobe, Autodesk, Coca-Cola, Intuit and FINRA) moving their workloads to the cloud, followed by enterprise customers using our hourly pricing of Hunk on EMR…
The Journey to the Cloud is a Two-Way Street
On my flight to the Splunk Partner Summit in DC, I helped a fellow traveler struggling to push their carry-on bag into the overhead compartment and was reminded of a story a customer told at our company-wide Sales Kickoff. The story was about how the customer was certain he had found the right partner (now his wife) when they were on a date and she was willing to get out of his stalled car, in the middle of a rainstorm, to help him push. At Splunk, we were honored that this was really a parable about our mutual business relationship.
90 Seconds to Cloud Confidence
If you’re responsible for your organization’s cloud strategy, or if you are responsible for managing applications and resources across a hybrid of on-premise and cloud environments, give me 90 seconds to show how you can gain the visibility and assurance you need to leverage the cloud with confidence.
We are in the beginning phase of a seminal shift towards the cloud. The benefits are undeniable – increased business agility, lower costs, and faster time to value. More and more, we’re seeing customers starting to move production workloads into the cloud – no longer just using it for development and testing. As such, these workloads need security, assurance and compliance. And, because the move towards cloud doesn’t happen overnight, these workloads …
Splunk, AWS and Autodesk
This past November, I had the privilege to attend AWS re:Invent, the largest gathering of the global Amazon Web Services community – attracting existing cloud customers, vendors and curious prospects. Also a privilege for me was seeing and hearing Splunk CEO, Godfrey Sullivan, present his keynote at the event. Godfrey is a natural storyteller and business evangelist, and I’m always so inspired and energized after I hear him speak.
His presentation at AWS re:Invent was no exception. On the main stage, Godfrey was both on-point and passionate about the partnership between Splunk and AWS. He made it clear that through the AWS ecosystem, customers receive the services and support necessary to improve business agility, increase application performance and security, …
Announcing the Splunk Developer Guidance
Greetings, Splunk Developer Community!
This week we are announcing the new Splunk Developer Guidance program at the Splunk Partner Summit Americas 2015. The main objective is to provide our developer community with tools and guidance to build amazing apps on the Splunk platform and enrich users’ experience in gaining insights from their machine data – where ever it might come from and whatever domain they might be specializing in! We are fully aware that the first thing most devs are looking for is code that they can take apart, learn from, and reuse. That’s why we built reference apps for you. The reference apps are complete, end-to-end, real-world apps built with our partners that are meant to showcase various underlying …
Splunk at Mobile World Congress 2015
If you’re heading to Mobile World Congress this year, be sure to visit us at booth 8.0I27 in Hall 8.0!
Over the past two decades, Mobile World Congress has become THE event where companies – including communications service providers, makers of next-generation mobile devices and mobile-savvy enterprises come together to share their point of view, and give the audience a glimpse into the “next big things” in mobile. They’ll have quite the audience for this.
This year, over 100,000 IT, communications and business leaders come to the event to learn how they can adapt mobile innovations into their business. From mobile payments, to better security, to connecting with customers wherever they may be, there’s much to see and learn at …
Splunk App for Salesforce
Do you manage a Salesforce environment and would like to analyze who is accessing what? Would you like to find out who is exporting sensitive data? Would you like to detect any Salesforce related suspicious activities or any slow running reports, dashboards, SOQL queries?
If the answer to the above is yes, you should check out the Splunk App for Salesforce which has been recently released as a service on Splunk Cloud. This App relies on the Salesforce Event Log File that exposes Salesforce access logs. In addition to that, you can also leverage this app to collect and index any data from the standard Salesforce objects. In other words, you can use this app to index structured and unstructured salesforce data.
Splunk and Microsoft Azure – Intro and Resource Roundup
We are often asked by customers about how Splunk can integrate with, or run in Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform. There’s actually a fair bit of information about this broad topic on splunk.com and elsewhere, but it can be a bit hard to find. This post will serve as an introduction to a few Azure terms, and a round-up of available resources. Subsequent posts will cover some of these concepts in more detail–just look for the posts tagged “Azure”! You might also want to check out the Microsoft tag for other resources related to Splunk and overall Microsoft ecosystem.
First, let’s be clear: this is a HUGE topic. Cloud platforms are very complex these days, and Azure is no exception. If you walk up to a Splunker and ask, “can Splunk run …
P=MV. Splunk Cloud Momentum
In the cloud as well as in the physical environment, P=MV.
Momentum=Mass x Velocity
Today, Splunk announced major momentum for Splunk Cloud. We announced the industry’s first 100% uptime SLA for machine data analytics AND a 33% price reduction for Splunk Cloud AND new plans up to 5TB/day AND bursting flexibility up to 10x licensed data volumes AND the free Splunk Online Sandbox.
How are we able to gain so much momentum? You guessed it… by multiplying Mass x Velocity.
At last count, we had over 7,400 organizations using Splunk in over 90 countries. Leading enterprises such as Intuit, Cisco, and Domino’s Pizza, relying on Splunk to fuel their success across IT and the business. Add to …