Splunk Enterprise Named Editors’ Best Security Product by Windows IT Pro

Splunk Takes Gold, Silver and Bronze; Company Announces Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Status

SAN FRANCISCO - December 17, 2012 - Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), the leading software platform for real-time operational intelligence, today announced that Splunk® Enterprise won the gold medal for the Best Security Product in the "2012 Editors' Best Awards" by Penton Media's Windows IT Pro. Splunk Enterprise was also awarded the silver medal for Best Free Tool and the bronze medal for Best Systems Monitoring Product.

"We pride ourselves on delivering real-time operational intelligence that our customers can use to make impactful decisions about their business every day, and we are honored to be recognized as the Best Security Product by Windows IT Pro," said Manish Kalra, director of product marketing, Splunk.

Editors at Windows IT Pro wrote, "Splunk is the kitchen sink of machine data analytics. It soaks up every kind of data you can throw at it, then turns that data into actionable intelligence--not just security intelligence but also troubleshooting, performance, and business intelligence. Splunk's particular security strengths lie in analyzing the everyday patterns of log data (such as logons/logoffs, process launch, and network resource access) to look for anomalies that might signal an intrusion. In a time of advanced persistent threats and the maxim that "everyone has been hacked, they just might not know it," this type of tool should be a standard component in every company's IT infrastructure."

"For our 2012 Editors' Best Awards, we've leveraged the industry expertise of our editors and authors to bring additional recognition to great products in today's market," said Jason Bovberg, senior editor, Windows IT Pro. "We're proud to now share this invaluable information with our Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Pro communities. The 2012 winners should be extremely proud of this recognition from our editorial experts."

The 2012 Editors' Best Awards are based on a product's strategic importance to its market, its competitive advantages and its value to customers.

Splunk today also announced that it is now a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. The certification recognizes Splunk as one of Microsoft's most highly accredited partners and demonstrates Splunk's best-in-class capabilities and commitment to meet Microsoft Corp. customers' evolving needs in today's dynamic business environment. The new alliance reaffirms Splunk's ability to enable organizations to gain operational intelligence into their Windows IT infrastructure through innovative applications such as the Splunk App for Microsoft Exchange and the Splunk App for Active Directory.

About Windows IT Pro

The Windows IT Pro community is the heartbeat of the Windows IT world—a gathering of people, content and resources focused on Microsoft Windows technologies and applications. It's a "community" in every sense, bringing an independent, uncensored voice to IT managers, network and systems administrators, developers, systems analysts, CIOs, CTOs, and other technologists at companies worldwide. Visit www.windowsitpro.com today to learn more.

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 4,800 enterprises, universities, government agencies and service providers in over 85 countries use Splunk Enterprise to gain Operational Intelligence that deepens business and customer understanding, improves service and uptime, reduces cost and mitigates cyber-security risk. Splunk Storm, a cloud-based subscription service, is used by organizations developing applications in the cloud.

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Media Contact Information:
Tom Stilwell
Splunk Inc.
415.852.5561
tstilwell@splunk.com

Investor Contact Information:
Ken Tinsley
Splunk Inc.
415.848.8476
ktinsley@splunk.com

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