Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), the leading software platform for real-time operational intelligence, today announced Splunk® Enterprise has been selected as the Reader Trust Award winner in the Best Security Information Event Management (SIEM) Appliance category of the 2013 SC Awards. Splunk Enterprise was selected by a panel representing a cross-section of SC Magazine readership, comprised of large, medium and small enterprises from all major vertical markets, including financial services, healthcare, government, retail, education and other sectors. “We are pleased to have been honored by SC Magazine readers and security practitioners. This is the first time a software-based big data platform has won this award and is a clear indication that security intelligence is undergoing a radical and needed shift,” said Tim Mather, chief information security officer and vice president of security and compliance, Splunk. “Detecting advanced persistent attacks requires a new kind of thinking that only big data solutions such as Splunk Enterprise can support. Expanding the scope and breadth of data types available to security professionals enables them to more quickly react to data patterns across the entire organization. This creates a security posture that is only limited by your ability to think like an adversary.” “Our readers are the most knowledgeable security professionals in the industry, so it is quite a statement to be selected by SC Magazine readers as the best,” said Illena Armstrong, vice president of editorial, SC Magazine. “Congratulations to Splunk for representing industry leadership, not only to the SC Magazine editors but also to our readers.” The SC Awards, now in its 16th year, is the premier recognition for information-technology (IT) security professionals and products that fend off the myriad security threats in today’s corporate world. The annual awards showcase the best solutions, services and professionals while recognizing achievement and technical excellence. SC Magazine distinguishes the achievements of the security professionals in the field, the innovations happening in the vendor and service provider communities and the fervent work of government, commercial and nonprofits. For more information and a detailed list of categories and winners, please visit www.scmagazineus.com/awards. Go to the Splunk website to discover why more than 1,500 organizations around the world use Splunk Enterprise for security intelligence. Register now for .conf2013, the 4 th Annual Splunk Worldwide Users’ Conference, featuring more than 100 sessions by Splunk customers, partners, experts and employees. .conf2013 is being held September 30-October 3 at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. About SC Magazine SC Magazine provides IT security professionals with in-depth and unbiased information through timely news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought leaders and the best, most extensive collection of product reviews in the business. By offering a consolidated view of IT security through independent product tests and well-researched editorial content that provides the contextual backdrop for how these IT security tools will address larger demands put on businesses today, SC Magazine enables IT security pros to make the right security decisions for their companies. The brand’s portfolio includes the SC World Conference and Expo, SC Congress Canada, SC Magazine Awards, SC Directory, SC Magazine Newswire and SC Magazine IT Security Executives Forums. Fan us on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/SCMagFollow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/scmagazine About Splunk Inc. Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK) provides the engine for machine data™. Splunk® software collects, indexes and harnesses the machine-generated big data coming from the websites, applications, servers, networks and mobile devices that power business. Splunk software enables organizations to monitor, search, analyze, visualize and act on massive streams of real-time and historical machine data. More than 5,200 enterprises, universities, government agencies and service providers in over 90 countries use Splunk Enterprise to gain Operational Intelligence that deepens business and customer understanding, improves service and uptime, reduces cost and mitigates cybersecurity risk. Splunk Storm®, a cloud-based subscription service, is used by organizations developing applications in the cloud. To learn more, please visit www.splunk.com/company. Splunk, Splunk Storm and the engine for machine data are registered trademarks or trademarks of Splunk Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. All other brand names, product names or trademarks belong to their respective holders. © 2013 Splunk Inc. All rights reserved.