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Splunk upgrades App for Enterprise Security

San Francisco, CA-based Splunk, a provider of a software platform for real-time operational intelligence, has announced the general availability of version 3.1 of the Splunk App for Enterprise Security. Splunk has introduced a new risk scoring framework in the Splunk App for Enterprise Security to enable easier, faster threat detection and containment by empowering users to assign risk scores to any data.

The app also includes new features to help users connect and visualize data on the fly and introduces guided search to make security analytics more accessible to a broad range of users without requiring knowledge of programming languages or command syntax. Splunk customers who have purchased the app can download version 3.1 of the Splunk App for Enterprise Security on Splunk Apps. New users are encouraged to contact Splunk sales.

“Adapting quickly to new attack techniques is the key for modern cybersecurity warriors, and the new version of the Splunk App for Enterprise Security was built specifically to help organizations remain agile in this dynamic landscape of zero-day and previously unknown attacks,” said Haiyan Song, vice president of security markets, Splunk. “Risk scoring provides prioritization beyond just event data to help security teams transform security analytics by identifying the most critical threats from the massive streams of data surrounding them. We believe the app will have a profound impact on the threat detection capabilities of organizations around the world.”

“Splunk's Enterprise Security App Version 3.1 represents a great step forward in providing security analytics to more roles across the security team. The addition of risk-based analytics and more in-depth threat intelligence, combined with the ability to connect and visualize disparate data, are extremely valuable and well aligned with the requirements we are hearing from end users,” said David Monahan, security research director, Enterprise Management Associates. “The new Guided UI allows any user to build sophisticated queries without foreknowledge of the Splunk analytics language, advancing the capabilities of every level of user, improving effectiveness and accelerating the ROI gained from Splunk.”

New features in the Splunk App for Enterprise Security focus on delivering risk-based analytics, connecting and visualizing disparate data, and enriching security analysis with threat intelligence. Key features include risk-based analytics, visual investigation, guided search creation, and domain name-based threat intelligence.

Splunk provides software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence. Splunk software and cloud services enable organizations to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine-generated big data coming from websites, applications, servers, networks, sensors, and mobile devices

 

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