Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), the leading software platform for real-time operational intelligence, today announced that Splunk® Enterprise won the gold medal for the Best Security Product in the “2012 Editors’ Best Awards” by Penton Media’s Windows IT Pro. Splunk Enterprise was also awarded the silver medal for Best Free Tool and the bronze medal for Best Systems Monitoring Product.
“We pride ourselves on delivering real-time operational intelligence that our customers can use to make impactful decisions about their business every day, and we are honored to be recognized as the Best Security Product by Windows IT Pro,” said Manish Kalra, director of product marketing, Splunk.
Editors at Windows IT Pro wrote, “Splunk is the kitchen sink of machine data analytics. It soaks up every kind of data you can throw at it, then turns that data into actionable intelligence—not just security intelligence but also troubleshooting, performance, and business intelligence. Splunk's particular security strengths lie in analyzing the everyday patterns of log data (such as logons/logoffs, process launch, and network resource access) to look for anomalies that might signal an intrusion. In a time of advanced persistent threats and the maxim that 'everyone has been hacked, they just might not know it,' this type of tool should be a standard component in every company's IT infrastructure.”
“For our 2012 Editors’ Best Awards, we’ve leveraged the industry expertise of our editors and authors to bring additional recognition to great products in today’s market,” said Jason Bovberg, senior editor, Windows IT Pro. “We're proud to now share this invaluable information with our Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Pro communities. The 2012 winners should be extremely proud of this recognition from our editorial experts.”The 2012 Editors’ Best Awards are based on a product’s strategic importance to its market, its competitive advantages and its value to customers.