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"The most valuable feature is the ability to select a minimum amount of active servers so that a new server automatically launches if one fails."

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"The reporting aspect is good and it does what I need it to do.""This is a straightforward solution, easy to configure.""The initial setup is pretty straightforward.""The most valuable feature is the log aggregation, being able to scan through all of the logs.""What I really like is that even if you have already collected the data, you can extract fields and can build searches.""Its integration is most valuable. Its UI is also pretty much easy.""The Splunk user community and forum are most valuable.""Its compatibility with other SIEMS is very useful."

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"The only area of improvement is the speed at which servers are launched. When cleaning up to six servers at a time, it can take up to 15 to 20 minutes to launch new servers."

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"Splunk is query-based, which is not the case with most cybersecurity tools. It is based on search queries and can be difficult to use. It would be good if they can make it easier to understand how to create search queries. They can improve the knowledge base for better understanding. To create your dashboard, you need to have a search query. We have multiple firewalls in our company, and we need a dashboard for them. It would be helpful if a default firewall dashboard is included in Splunk to make monitoring easier. If a dashboard is available for a security device, the operation part will be more efficient. We won't have to follow a manual process for this.""Could be more user friendly.""Endpoint access is the only issue I can think to mention, even though the endpoint access we have with Cisco is fine.""This is not really a monitoring solution.""You do need a lot of training and certification with this product.""The complexity could be worked on so that it's even easier and faster.""Splunk is more expensive than other solutions.""Technical support needs to be more responsive."

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  • "The pricing is good. I have not had any customers that have complained about the price."
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  • "I think that most of the monitoring solutions are expensive."
  • "I think that most of the log analytics solutions are expensive and I'm not sure if it's worth it."
  • "Our customers often complain that the price of Splunk is too high."
  • "Licensing is a yearly, one-time cost."
  • "The price is comparable."
  • "The pricing model is expensive and a nightmare based on the amount of data."
  • "The solution is a little expensive."
  • "It is economical than other solutions."
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    For tools I’d recommend:  -SIEM- LogRhythm -SOAR- Palo Alto XSOAR Doing commercial w/o both (or at least an XDR) is asking to miss details that are critical, and ending up a statistic. Also,… more »
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    It would really depend on (1) which logs you need to ingest and (2) what are your use cases Splunk is easy for ingestion of anything, but the charge per GB/Day Indexed and it gets expensive as log… more »
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    Splunk handles a high amount of data very well. We use Splunk to capture information and as an aggregator for monitoring information from different sources. Splunk is very good at alerting us if we… more »
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    Also Known As
    AWS Auto-Scaling
    Splunk Enterprise Security
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    Overview

    AWS Auto Scaling monitors your applications and automatically adjusts capacity to maintain steady, predictable performance at the lowest possible cost. Using AWS Auto Scaling, it’s easy to setup application scaling for multiple resources across multiple services in minutes. The service provides a simple, powerful user interface that lets you build scaling plans for resources including Amazon EC2 instances and Spot Fleets, Amazon ECS tasks, Amazon DynamoDB tables and indexes, and Amazon Aurora Replicas. AWS Auto Scaling makes scaling simple with recommendations that allow you to optimize performance, costs, or balance between them. If you’re already using Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling to dynamically scale your Amazon EC2 instances, you can now combine it with AWS Auto Scaling to scale additional resources for other AWS services. With AWS Auto Scaling, your applications always have the right resources at the right time.

    Splunk software has been around since 2006 and the company has since grown to become an industry leader. Splunk's vision is to make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everybody. The company offers a wide range of products to turn machine data into valuable information by monitoring and analyzing all activities. This is known as Operational Intelligence and is the unique value proposition of Splunk.

    Splunk is well-known for its Log Management capabilities and also for its Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions.

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    Sample Customers
    Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks Brothers
    Splunk has more than 7,000 customers spread across over 90 countries. These customers include Telenor, UniCredit, ideeli, McKenney's, Tesco, and SurveyMonkey.
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider26%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Manufacturing Company6%
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    Financial Services Firm18%
    Energy/Utilities Company11%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Retailer7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Government7%
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    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise55%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise55%
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    AWS Auto Scaling is ranked 17th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 1 review while Splunk is ranked 1st in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 54 reviews. AWS Auto Scaling is rated 10.0, while Splunk is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of AWS Auto Scaling writes "A well-documented, user-friendly interface with a simple setup for the automatic launching and configuring of servers". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Splunk writes "Very versatile for many use cases". AWS Auto Scaling is most compared with VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront and Splunk IT Service Intelligence (ITSI), whereas Splunk is most compared with Dynatrace, Datadog, IBM QRadar, ELK Logstash and Microsoft Sentinel.

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