Splunk helps security teams navigate unchartered waters and quickly identify, investigate, respond and adapt to threats in dynamic, digital business environments.

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Designed for both real-time analysis and historical data searches. Splunk is a fast and versatile network monitoring tool.

One of the more user-friendly programs with a unified interface. Splunk’s strong search function makes application monitoring easy. Splunk is a paid app with free versions available.

(Note: The free version is limited.) 

This is an excellent tool to put on the list for those who have a budget to work with. Independent contractors tend to be careful about the premium tools they buy. Splunk is well worth the cost. Any information security professional with a strong enough client base should invest in Splunk.

NOTE:  Splunk Enterprise Security (ES) enables security teams to use all data to gain organization-wide visibility and security intelligence. ... Splunk ES provides organizations the ability to: Improve security operations with faster response times. Improve security posture by getting end-to-end visibility across all machine ...

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Large enterprises use Splunk for a full range of information security operations – including posture assessment, monitoring, alert and incident handling, CSIRT (computer security incident response team) breach analysis and response, and event correlation. 


Splunk can be used as a Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) to operate security operations centers (SOC) of any size.

(NOTE: While SIEM is the set of tools used to identify, monitor, record, and analyse security events, a SOC complements this technology with the resource needed to manage it.)

SIEM software collects and aggregates log data generated throughout the organization's technology infrastructure, from host systems and applications to network and security devices such as firewalls and antivirus filters. The software then identifies and categorizes incidents and events, as well as analyzes them, giving real-time visibility across an organization's information security systems. Event log management that consolidates data from numerous sources.

Companies use SIEM to protect their most sensitive data and to establish proof that they are doing so, which allows them to meet compliance requirements. A single SIEM server receives log data from many sources and can generate one report that addresses all of the relevant logged security events among these sources.

(NOTE: The best Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) vendors are Splunk, LogRhythm NextGen SIEM, IBM QRadar, Securonix Security Analytics, and Netsurion EventTracker. Splunk is the top solution according to IT Central Station reviews and rankings.)

Why SIEM is necessary? Intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDS/IPS) alone won't be able to detect or prevent malware like this, which is why a SIEM is so essential.

Additionally, SIEM solutions are able to aggregate data from across your entire network, and analyze this data together to limit false-positives.

With a rapidly changing security landscape every business needs a security posture and platform that can:


  • Safeguard your customer and personal information


  • Protect your innovations and IP


  • Event Analytics: Combine event data with advanced analytics to reduce event clutter, false positives and extensive rules maintenance