How Insight Engines, Recorded Future, and Splunk ES Can Increase the Value of Your Splunk Practice and Improve Your Security Posture

Most people in the technology community, particular in information security, have heard of Splunk. Founded in 2003, the company has experienced tremendous growth, successfully delivering a superior operational intelligence platform for machine data.

Splunk Enterprise is designed to monitor and analyze machine data from virtually any source. It delivers Operational Intelligence to optimize both IT security and business performance overall. The platform is flexible, scalable, and features intuitive analysis, packaged applications, open APIs, and machine learning.1

But Splunk isn’t just a platform for Operational Intelligence. It is also extremely extendable, enabling the ability to integrate a diverse range of applications to provide detailed insights into every unit of business.

Here’s how: most technology solutions name data in a specific way. If you’re dealing with Cisco products, for example, data will be labeled with a proprietary naming convention; Splunk aggregates data from disparate sources and vendors and normalizes it.

For instance, if you have multiple network devices within your environment, it would be challenging to look for Cisco technology in a single area through the Cisco user interface; or, it could be tough logging files that are aggregated together. Looking for a proprietary log format can be difficult and inefficient. By using Splunk, IT teams are empowered with the ability to view their environment holistically, regardless of whether Cisco, Juniper, or any other networking devices are being used. Users are able to have a uniform experience for multiple environments via synchronized content.

Splunk allows businesses to amalgamate subsets of data using different tools, ultimately delivering a single, powerful solution.