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2018-01-16T14:09:00Z

What do you like most about Splunk?

Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Splunk?

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9797 Answers

Salma Shahin - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Consultant

It is the best tool if you have a complex environment or if data ingestion is too huge.

2022-03-29T16:01:12Z
reviewer1795125 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 10Real User

It's better than IBM, in my opinion, because it's an independent entity.

2022-03-01T15:09:36Z
AKHIL Kumar Guttapalli - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

Splunk is stable, and this is why many customers want it.

2022-02-09T07:49:45Z
Avraham Sonenthal - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

You can use it to gather syslog messages from anything.

2022-02-08T07:40:00Z
Marcelo Canedo - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20MSP

The product is good, it satisfies our customers.

2022-02-03T17:52:00Z
Ahmed ElSanhoury - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 10Real User

Great platform with user-friendly interface and GUI.

2021-12-21T10:07:00Z
reviewer1086690 - PeerSpot reviewer
Reseller

The Splunk user community and forum are most valuable.

2021-12-16T18:33:00Z
Chris Danshaw - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

The ability to ingest different log types from many different products in our environment is most valuable.

2021-12-16T17:06:00Z
ManojSingh - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant

One of the most valuable features is threat hunting. We can do threat hunting and identify if there is any malicious activity happening within our environment, which is a key feature for us.

2021-11-29T08:09:05Z
reviewer1720563 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

The most valuable features are how stable and easy to use Splunk is.

2021-11-19T18:16:00Z
reviewer1052343 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 10Real User

The additional vendors we've brought on board, particularly the elastic, have been quite beneficial.

2021-11-19T03:26:52Z
DonaldBaldwin - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 10Real User

The reporting aspect is good and it does what I need it to do.

2021-11-05T19:14:00Z
reviewer1544832 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

The solution is very fast and succinct.

2021-11-02T18:33:14Z
reviewer1688463 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

We have found all the features useful. However, the dashboarding and logging have been very helpful. Additionally, the log analysis does a great job.

2021-10-07T16:37:49Z
Ali Tamimi - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20LeaderboardReal User

The log aggregation is great.

2021-09-10T12:40:05Z
reviewer1655130 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

The most valuable features in Splunk are the search function and the ability to run selected session reports. The session reports are important because I can use them to see what is going on in our environment weekly. Additionally, we can use the graph to see how often that particular event is happening.

2021-08-30T22:50:57Z
reviewer1630161 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

Easy to deploy and simple to use.

2021-07-22T21:41:06Z
reviewer1605462 - PeerSpot reviewer
MSP

The most valuable features of the solution are it is straightforward to use and the documentation is good for finding out how to get the data you are looking for.

2021-06-24T05:16:42Z
reviewer1584621 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

I have found the installation can be of medium difficulty to very complex depending on the use case.

2021-05-24T15:00:29Z
reviewer1521537 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

Its dashboard is valuable. If you have a good knowledge of how to create a dashboard, you can create any dashboard related to cybersecurity. If fine-tuned, the alarms that are triggered for instant review are also very valuable and useful.

2021-04-19T15:09:49Z
Arpan Balpande - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

There are quite a lot of things that we find useful. Splunk agents are useful and good. Its UI is quite impressive.

2021-03-26T12:45:56Z
reviewer1524594 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The integration is seamless with many devices and operating systems.

2021-03-05T11:09:33Z
AdityaAgrawal - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant

Its integration is most valuable. Its UI is also pretty much easy.

2021-03-04T14:36:29Z
reviewer1276671 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

It provides a lot of analytics with the underlying AI engine, and it is a lot easier than other solutions. There are some products that do automated AI-based detection and drawing up charts, but for network monitoring and all of the monitoring aspects, it is quite a nice tool.

It is very convenient for business users because they get more or less a lot of data readily available. If you're familiar with the Splunk query language, you can pretty much do whatever you want.

2021-02-17T16:35:30Z
reviewer1505082 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 10Real User

Its compatibility with other SIEMS is very useful.

2021-02-17T09:35:39Z
reviewer1404306 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

The solution has plenty of features that are good.

2021-01-22T16:57:51Z
Steffen Klein - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardConsultant

What I really like is that even if you have already collected the data, you can extract fields and can build searches.

2021-01-04T14:26:19Z
reviewer1478619 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The scalability of the solution is amazing because it can collect a lot of data and you can have your own structure to monitor this data.

2020-12-27T09:14:00Z
reviewer1470723 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

The initial setup is pretty straightforward.

2020-12-19T13:28:50Z
reviewer1453023 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5MSP

Good for log collection and log management.

2020-12-16T06:34:38Z
Julio Ortiz - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Reseller

The correlation capabilities are the first value that our clients say they like with Splunk.

2020-12-15T22:53:44Z
reviewer1062186 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The most valuable feature is that it's very good for log aggregation.

2020-12-15T15:05:19Z
Matheus Nery - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

The ability to analyze huge amounts of sales data and accurate prediction of sales forecasting is the most valuable feature.

2020-12-09T16:02:00Z
reviewer1062186 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The most valuable feature is the log aggregation, being able to scan through all of the logs.

2020-12-07T22:17:33Z
reviewer1454661 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

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.

2020-12-02T20:10:59Z
reviewer1463439 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

Splunk is a user-friendly solution.

2020-12-02T19:50:00Z
reviewer1317924 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The logs on the solution are excellent.

2020-11-27T18:12:28Z
HimanshuTejwani - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

This is a straightforward solution, easy to configure.

2020-11-23T21:49:36Z
reviewer1200885 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

The flexibility of the solution is quite good.

2020-11-23T17:00:05Z
Praful Bhatnagar - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

It's the completeness of the solution that we like the most.

2020-11-19T12:12:05Z
Balamurali Vellalath - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20MSP

The most valuable aspect of the solution is the dashboard. It's very intuitive.

2020-11-18T18:48:43Z
Praful Bhatnagar - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

The completeness of the solution is what we like the most.

2020-11-13T19:55:12Z
Engineer9887 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The initial setup is really straightforward. It's one of the easiest installations.

2019-03-14T11:34:00Z
Rudi Wicaksono - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

It helps us uncover bottlenecks in the network.

2019-03-10T16:43:00Z
Mui Tran - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The most valuable feature of Splunk is the log monitoring.

2019-03-06T07:41:00Z
Luiz Fernandes - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

It can log more logs than other solutions. It's a good way to troubleshoot problems.

2019-02-14T07:37:00Z
Seyfallah Tagrerout - PeerSpot reviewer
Reseller

We can present to our management in real time the security of the batch management for the PCs, security regarding the network equipment. We're currently working in the Azure Cloud project, so we can send any logs from the cloud to Splunk. We can monitor them and we can present to the managers and customers. It's a very good solution for reporting. We use Splunk for reporting and monitoring of any solution in the company.

2019-02-14T07:37:00Z
it_user762567 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

It's extremely scalable. It's a very robust solution and certainly has the capability of handling far bigger data requirements than a lot of the other tools. Generally what ends up happening with me is that my clients tend, for the most part, to be mid-tier organizations where the cost of that solutions would be accompanying requirements for people just becomes way too prohibitive. Especially considering the model that they use for costing, which is based on the volume of data. Of course, they're going to put everything including the Coke machine as the ability to collect data off of it, because of course the more they can put through the tool the more money they make.

2019-02-10T10:06:00Z
Shaveta Datta - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

It's very flexible. If you look from the cloud implementation it is there. Reports are made quickly. Unlike other tools, it caters to all kinds of technical information on the front very easily. There's no need to put in any technical information. You can pull on the reports very easily, take action, and notify stakeholders.

2019-02-07T12:28:00Z
Presal0998 - PeerSpot reviewer
Reseller

The initial setup is simple, not very complex. Initial deployment takes around 10 to 15 minutes to set up the entire base for Splunk including all three tiers.

2019-02-07T12:28:00Z
Marc Chan - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The search function for spam is like a google search. You just enter and it will quickly show you the results.

2019-02-05T07:16:00Z
SenNetwork4433 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

It is quite extensible. It is a platform that we can build our use instead of each case instead of each case being limited or restricted to each capability. This is probably the best feature.

2018-12-13T11:34:00Z
Tony Fabrikant - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The dashboards are the most valuable feature. We like the ability to drill in and see what queries are under the dashboard, build new visualizations, edit the querying, and see the reports.

2018-12-11T08:31:00Z
Jerry Castille - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

It has a big user base, so the community is useful.

2018-12-11T08:31:00Z
Roman Burdakov - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The client site login is pretty extensible and probably cost-effective.

2018-12-11T08:31:00Z
Engineercb47 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

It is very simple to tweak or write a small piece of glue code to go ahead and create a new dashboard for a business unit to make near real-time decisions to focus more on other geographies when launching the product.

2018-12-11T08:31:00Z
Tomi Juslin - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

It provides logs in one place, so they are easy to find. It collects the logs from multiple places, then you have just one place where you see the whole flow from the front-end to the back-end.

2018-12-11T08:31:00Z
Kenn Brodhagen - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

Its usability is the best part. It is easy for our developers to use if they want to search their logs, etc.

2018-12-11T08:31:00Z
Gavan McLaughlin - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

We have a one stop dashboard for health of some of our services where you can click in and it takes you to other dashboards that have custom near real-time metrics that show the application's health.

2018-12-11T08:31:00Z
Enterpri4059 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The technical support has been very good. They are very responsive and have been helpful.

2018-12-11T08:31:00Z
Director158d - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

It has helped us look at modern technology, as well as penetrate our legacy systems, to see where the bottlenecks are.

2018-12-11T08:31:00Z
Sam Osborn - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

It has reduced the time to resolution, time to investigate, and time to troubleshoot for debugging issues.

2018-12-11T08:30:00Z
Security1747 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The stock analysts and security people use one single dashboard (one single location) to check our logs.

2018-12-11T08:30:00Z
reviewer718113 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

In the past we used the different application to collect logs. We used SurfWatch and VMware to do so. But, we found that the Splunk has more capacity to do more in less time. They provide a aster speed to index all the events , and this is a huge asset.

2018-12-10T08:57:00Z
Reviewer4612 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

This solution helps us increase our productivity.

2018-11-18T07:31:00Z
Reviewer0932 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

It has virtual visualization, and other products do not.

2018-09-25T09:23:00Z
Omar Sánchez (Mr.Tech) - PeerSpot reviewer
LeaderboardConsultant

It gives us the liberty to do more in terms of use cases.

2018-09-09T05:40:00Z
reviewer905577 - PeerSpot reviewer
User

Positive features include replication capabilities, software development kits, and the architecture.

2018-07-20T12:19:00Z
Yosef Tavin - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Vendor

It is a one stop shop as a full monitoring and alerting solution for operations and application analysis for most of our back-end systems.

2018-06-13T17:13:00Z
it_user782697 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

Splunk UBA is useful for fraud detection and for detection of APTs, advanced persistent threats.

2018-06-03T09:17:00Z
it_user872772 - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant

We can ingest and correlate data from virtually any type of system.

2018-05-15T08:36:00Z
it_user870792 - PeerSpot reviewer
User

Splunk has significantly helped with aggregation and correlation of critical logs. Not having to grep on each individual server has made everyone more efficient.

2018-05-10T14:32:00Z
it_user867936 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

Splunk has facilitated the correlation of information security logs to look for incidents which could cause damage to the company's infrastructure, as well as financial losses from leaks.

2018-05-04T19:57:00Z
it_user867087 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

We primarily use it to correlate logs throughout the enterprise for both searching and use in investigations.

2018-05-03T13:55:00Z
it_user865365 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The ability to ingest any data and display it in a way that anyone can understand.

2018-04-30T21:49:00Z
it_user865026 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

Visualizations helped the organisation with a better understanding of its KPIs.

2018-04-30T12:38:00Z
reviewer860955 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

It is easy to use in any environment.

2018-04-25T07:36:00Z
it_user861630 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

It has a rapid response search environment in the event of an incident.

2018-04-23T21:12:00Z
Clara Merriman - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

Splunk allows us to find insights that we were not able to with traditional BI tools using ETL​. It allows us to dig into raw events.

2018-04-22T15:34:00Z
Christopher Mooney - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The ability to manipulate data in Splunk is unparalleled. Splunk’s powerful, flexible query language can morph difficult to understand log formats into usable data.

2018-04-21T12:36:00Z
Michael Kaericher - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

Low barrier to start searching with the ability to normalize data on the fly.

2018-04-21T05:48:00Z
Rajesh Mandale - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

We can do things in minutes instead of days.

2018-04-21T05:15:00Z
it_user860487 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

Support is quick and competent.

2018-04-21T03:20:00Z
Gangikunta Somanath - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

Visualizations are the best way to understand deviation techniques from the norm.

2018-04-21T00:21:00Z
Gregg Woodcock - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 10Real User

With good domain knowledge, one can build almost anything. If you throw in Alert Manager or an integration with ServiceNow. Then, you have your own SIEM

2018-04-20T18:39:00Z
Robert Pollard - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

Splunk has significantly reduced the time in performing the task of aggregating logs, reviewing as well as time spent during investigations.

2018-04-19T21:37:00Z
it_user859770 - PeerSpot reviewer
User

I like the ease with which dashboards can be created.

2018-04-19T21:32:00Z
it_user859668 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

My favorite example of improving of organization is saving a $60k/mo in payroll fraud and $10k/mo in wasted API credits by using simple searches and clear reports.

2018-04-19T18:45:00Z
it_user859650 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

It allows for transparency into IT metrics for insightful business analytics.

2018-04-19T18:11:00Z
Colin Jackson, CISSP, MMIS, GMON - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

It helped us consolidate all our solutions into an easy tool to use for various employees.

2018-04-19T16:11:00Z
Mick - PeerSpot reviewer
User

The ability to quickly search logs, performance data, and other inputs has helped tremendously with troubleshooting.

2018-04-19T14:36:00Z
it_user859464 - PeerSpot reviewer
Vendor

We are much faster finding and addressing issues with Splunk.

2018-04-19T13:49:00Z
it_user859446 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

Speeds up root cause analysis and can help identify issues that your organization never realized were occurring.

2018-04-19T13:05:00Z
Enterprise677 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

Integrity with many vendors: This simplifies the implementation and integration with different devices

2018-03-29T12:02:00Z
MS Alam - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

Alerts when a server is malfunctioning, monitors external attacks, and takes action to stop spreading viruses.

2018-03-26T05:49:00Z
it_user340983 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The ability to view all of these different logs, then drilling down into specific times or into specific data sources, has proved to be the greatest aspect in decreasing our troubleshooting overhead time.

2018-01-16T14:09:00Z
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