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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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Practice Head-CyberSecurity at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable aspect of the solution is the dashboard. It's very intuitive.
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Principal Enterprise Architect at Aurenav Sweden AB
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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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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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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Splunk Cons

LC
Security Engineer at a recreational facilities/services company with 10,001+ employees
Their technical support sucks.
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Practice Head-CyberSecurity at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
There are a lot of competitive products that are doing better than what Splunk is doing on the analytics side.
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Principal Enterprise Architect at Aurenav Sweden AB
If you monitor too much, you can lose performance on your systems.
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Learn what your peers think about Splunk. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2022.
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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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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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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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Learn what your peers think about Splunk. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2022.
564,643 professionals have used our research since 2012.