Splunk Pros

LC
Security Engineer at a recreational facilities/services company with 10,001+ employees
The feature that I have found most valuable with Splunk is the ability to sift through a bunch of data very quickly.
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DB
Principal Enterprise Architect at a tech consulting company with 11-50 employees
The reporting aspect is good and it does what I need it to do.
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CS
Data Center Architect at a outsourcing company with 201-500 employees
The flexibility of the search capability is most valuable. You can use it for more than just a basic log aggregator. It is powerful in that regard.
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Splunk
November 2022
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Robert Cheruiyot - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Security Consultant at Microlan Kenya Limited
What is nice about the solution is that it makes it easy to build the queries, search for the events and then do analysis.
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Austin Greenbaum - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Technology Specialist at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
From my experience, the visual aid that it provides is most valuable. There are charts and other means to provide information.
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SK
Senior Consultant at sectecs
What I really like is that even if you have already collected the data, you can extract fields and can build searches.
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RM
Audit Remideation/Financial Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The logs on the solution are excellent.
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DG
CSSP Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Good for log collection and log management.
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RB
Automation Specialist, Analytics at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Splunk can extract all kinds of data. There's no limitation on what kind of structured and unstructured data one needs to extract — it can access any kind of data, including machine-generated data.
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Kenneth Barnes - PeerSpot reviewer
CTA\Owner at UCSolutions
The SIEM is the most valuable feature of the product.
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Splunk Cons

LC
Security Engineer at a recreational facilities/services company with 10,001+ employees
Their technical support sucks.
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DB
Principal Enterprise Architect at a tech consulting company with 11-50 employees
If you monitor too much, you can lose performance on your systems.
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CS
Data Center Architect at a outsourcing company with 201-500 employees
It is a good product, but the Achilles heel for a lot of organizations is the cost model for it because it gets expensive. That's because the model is based on how much data it processes a day, which can be prohibitive, especially if you have a lot of data. A lot of customers may not be ready for the sticker shock on how to fully leverage the product. I realized that the reason for that is that when it was originally designed, it was kind of like a big data modeling application. If they want to have a bigger customer base, they can come out with subsets of their product that are focused on specific things and have different pricing models. It may help with the cost.
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Splunk
November 2022
Learn what your peers think about Splunk. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: November 2022.
653,522 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Robert Cheruiyot - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Security Consultant at Microlan Kenya Limited
Endpoint access is the only issue I can think to mention, even though the endpoint access we have with Cisco is fine.
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Austin Greenbaum - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Technology Specialist at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Its user interface for everything other than the charts can be improved. Some parts of it can be simplified a bit, such as when importing documents that have the network traffic. When you're going through the information about the network traffic, you have to have the expertise, but even if a program is supposed to be for IT support, it is good to make it user-friendly because it gets easier to train people. When something goes wrong, the more difficult a program is in terms of UI, the harder it is to fix the issue.
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SK
Senior Consultant at sectecs
I would like to see more SIEM functionality and a better ticket tool.
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RM
Audit Remideation/Financial Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It could be more user friendly, in terms of the end-user experience.
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DG
CSSP Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
This is not really a monitoring solution.
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RB
Automation Specialist, Analytics at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
I'd say I am happy with the technical support, not elated. They provide great support, but sometimes they don't have the answers that I need.
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Kenneth Barnes - PeerSpot reviewer
CTA\Owner at UCSolutions
The documentation is in definite need of improvement.
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Buyer's Guide
Splunk
November 2022
Learn what your peers think about Splunk. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: November 2022.
653,522 professionals have used our research since 2012.