Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK), provider of the leading software platform for real-time operational intelligence, today announced that IDT Corporation (NYSE: IDT), a leading telecommunications and payment services provider, is expanding its use of Splunk® Enterprise 6 to become IDT’s core operational intelligence platform across its entire organization. IDT originally selected Splunk Enterprise in 2009 to manage security-related searches and later introduced Splunk software to IT and engineering teams where Splunk is now used around the clock for securing and troubleshooting the company’s global telecom network. IDT now plans to replace its legacy database technology and custom applications with Splunk Enterprise in order to centralize and gain complete visibility across its ever-growing volumes of machine data. The new features in Splunk Enterprise 6 support the telecom leader’s plan to visualize and share business analytical insights with marketing and business teams.
“Splunk is a strategic part of our IT and business infrastructure because Splunk Enterprise is a key driver of the continuous innovation happening at IDT,” said Golan Ben-Oni, chief security officer and senior vice president of network architecture, IDT. “Using Splunk Enterprise, we have vastly improved our security posture and responsiveness while also increasing our network’s effectiveness. Our business and marketing teams now eagerly anticipate the ability to visualize and report on business-related machine data, which we think will help us discover new market opportunities and revenue. The new features of Splunk Enterprise 6 that make it easier for business users to be hands on with Splunk software are a huge help in this endeavor.”
IDT plans to expand its use of Splunk Enterprise to gain visibility across the company’s networks, servers, applications and call detail records (CDRs), which will give the telecom company’s business executives and marketers real-time insights into the usage patterns and trends connected to their telecommunications products and services. These insights will enable IDT to identify customer needs and interests more accurately as well as expand into new, previously unidentified markets where demand can be more accurately spotted using Splunk software.