Splunk Light – Taking the Pulse of Healthcare Systems

analyticsMD_OnRamp-Blog-01As more and more of the healthcare industry goes online an interesting question arises. Who is monitoring the health of your healthcare system? Or to put it another way your health is increasingly dependent on the health of your healthcare system (say that three times fast and your lung function is just fine). Recently analyticsMD showed that Dr. Splunk Light is watching out for you (well indirectly at least). Stay with me, this will only hurt for a second and you’ll feel better after…

analyticsMD provides HIPAA-compliant SaaS software that empowers frontline teams at hospitals to make the right data-driven decisions regarding efficiency, patient safety and experience. In many ways analyticsMD is an “air traffic control” platform that boosts the …

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Grill Your Data… No BBQ Required

_uF9l4fF_400x400This is a guest post contributed by Wendi O’Neill, Splunk Platform Leader at Sirius Computer Solutions.

Do you ever wish you could gather up ALL your machine data, lock it in a room, and grill it for answers until you find all the faults in your IT infrastructure? Come on Big Data, I want to identify your problems, get answers, and find new business insights. Is that too much to ask?

Most IT management tools today are silo-based – locked in different departments and not designed to interact. To get real value out of machine data and leverage its power, data needs to make connections and correlations so you can use it for insight and visibility to see exactly …

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Operational Intelligence – Manufactured in Germany | SplunkLive! Germany events 2016

Hello,

Spring has only just begun and yet we have already finished our SplunkLive! 2016 Tour across Germany. We began in Munich with further stops in Frankfurt and Hamburg. We had a fantastic tour and achieved our goal of getting Splunk Ninjas together to learn from one another how to achieve operational intelligence. We heard how a botnet is using hacked e-mail mailboxes for malicious activities, we saw how Splunk sends out Excel sheets to individuals across a business and learned what could be done with 10bn events and machine learning for business application monitoring.

Let’s get started on the highlights with Datev, the 4th largest German software company and Computerwoche’s second best

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Webinar: Learn How Equinix Uses Splunk as a Cloud-Based SIEM

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We understand enterprise security teams have to deal with various challenges around threat detection, threat response and threat mitigation. A few years back, security solutions that merely reported and monitored security logs and events were considered good enough. But with the complex and changing threat landscape, the above legacy approaches lack the breadth and depth required to provide a comprehensive security solution. In addition to this, you also need broader insights from all data sources generated at scale across on-prem and hybrid environments.

Our cloud-based SIEM solution helps you to overcome the above challenges and realize value right out of the box with the help of pre-built dashboards, reports, incident response workflows, analytics, correlation searches and security indicators that simplify …

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Technology to Protect Your Technology

orrstownbankdebitcardborderIf it hasn’t happened to you yet, it probably will. That moment when you instinctively check your online bank account only to discover several very recent ATM withdrawals you never made. In fact, you couldn’t have physically made them. The withdrawals were too close together in time, too far apart in distance. You call the bank and learn that they do have protective security measures in place, but the system hadn’t yet flagged the transactions as fraud. You’re relieved. You’ll get your money back. But, you’re discouraged that you discovered the fraud before the bank’s technology did.

According to a 2013 Forrester Report, online fraud costs merchants $200-250 billion per year and financial institutions $12-15 billion. 

At Splunk, our lifeblood …

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Business Analytics at Splunk .conf2015

LGO-conf2015-RGBTime flies when you are having fun! With a blink of an eye, I am onto my second Splunk .conf event.

This years event is shaping up to be the best one yet! With amazing keynotes, customer led sessions, industry panels, expert sessions, etc. to name a few. Being a veteran of attending tech events, .conf is one of my favorite – the passion customers and fellow Splunkers bring to .conf is simply amazing!

This year we have a great round up of customers who have extended Splunk for Business Analytics use cases. These customer have leveraged the power of Splunk and applied their ingenuity to – improve customer experience, understand how customers use their products and engage with their …

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Five First Impressions of Splunk

As a newcomer to the Splunk family, I have been drinking through the proverbial firehose, learning about the company, its solutions, and its customers. It has been energizing, and an eye-opener for me. So for my first post on the Splunk blog, I would like to share my early impressions, as a way to give some insight into a company that some of you might not know all about.

1. The customers

The first thing I noticed was the excitement of (and for) our customers and community. Splunk has some of the most passionate customers I have ever seen, and one of the strongest communities too. You just need to check presentations from Splunk Live or our upcoming User Conference,

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Lookups: Not Just for Enriching Data

This is a guest post contributed by Luke Netto, Security Engineer, Level 3 Communications

Lookups are a great way to enrich events with more meaningful data, however they are a very costly operation to search events using the enhanced fields.

While working on a recent project as a security engineer at Level 3 Communications, I found a much more efficient way to search these new fields. This trick works with any lookups that can be used as a reverse lookup. In the example below I allow users to search logs containing integer-formatted IP addresses using dot-decimal notation without performing a lookup on each event.

In order to search for 141.146.8.66 in this dataset in the most efficient way possible you …

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Your Picture of Health at .conf2015

LGO-conf2015-RGB.conf2015 is fast approaching, and I’m really looking forward to this year’s event! We’ve carved out a healthcare track out of the 165+ sessions, jampacked with great content. Oh, and we have A NEW SPLUNK T-SHIRT too, just for healthcare! Come join us for these sessions:

Tuesday, September 22

  • 4:15pm – Healthcare Panel: Just What the Doctor Ordered: Innovative Use Cases in Healthcare: featuring demos on using Splunk to ingest and parse HL7 data for time-critical operational intelligence. Pick up your new Splunk t-shirt here!
  • 4:15pm – AdvancedMD: Using Splunk for IT Service Intelligence. Speakers: Tyler Girmer, Coby Nielsen

Wednesday, September 23

  • 10:00am – Cerner Corporation: Predict, Alert, Manage and Optimize an Ecosystem With Splunk. Speakers:
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Storytelling: The Heart of Splunk Beats at .conf2015

I love a good story. It’s when you hear an amazing story that the lines blur between what you were told and what you actually feel. I also believe there is great power in a well-told story – the power to motivate, teach, inspire, and entertain.  In business, we often use our podium time to help teach or report out, but when I hear people share ideas through emotionally-charged storytelling, I find that I’m more apt to relate to and then recall what was said.

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Our Splunk customers are some of the best storytellers I know. When they present, I often feel like I’m listening to ancient explorers or modern-day detectives who are using Splunk software to make rare discoveries …

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