Industry Awards and Reviews

Splunk is very proud of the many awards and accolades we've received for both our company performance and our disruptive technology.

2014

2015 CSO50 AWARD

Splunk customer Blue Cross and Blue Shield of IL, TX, NM, MT, OK was named a winner of the CSO50 2015. The Annual CSO50 Awards, sponsored by CSO, recognizes 50 organizations for security projects and initiatives that demonstrate outstanding business value and thought leadership. The final winning selections were made by CSO's editors based on this scoring process. Blue Cross Blue Shield's abstract, "Detecting Advanced Cyber Threats with Real-time Big Data Visualization Solutions" is about their use of Splunk® Enterprise and a non-security visualization technology.

» The 2015 CSO50 Awards
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NetworkWorld Asia Readers' Choice Award for Best Big Data Solution

Splunk® Enterprise won the 2014 Network World Asia Readers' Choice Award for Best Big Data Solution. The annual NetworkWorld Asia Readers' Choice Awards recognizes leading vendors for innovative technologies, product excellence and solutions provided to Asia businesses. This is the fourth consecutive year Network World Asia has recognized Splunk Enterprise with a big data or analytics award. Now in their 9th year, the awards give NetworkWorld Asia readers the chance to vote for their favorite technology vendors in a broad number of categories. The 2014 awards cover more than 30 technologies. Awards are presented based on votes from the readers of NetworkWorld Asia magazine, and the Networks Asia, Security Asia and Storage Asia websites.

» NetworkWorld Asia Readers' Choice Product Excellence Awards
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2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant

Splunk was named a leader in Gartner's 2014 Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM). Gartner evaluated Splunk® Enterprise and the Splunk App for Enterprise Security, award-winning products used by security organizations around the world. Splunk's rapid ascent, more than any vendor over the past four years, in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for SIEM happens as organizations grapple with an increasingly unsettling and dynamic cybersecurity landscape. Today's organizations must contend with targeted, advanced attacks and insider threats that are best detected and resolved by analytics of diverse data sets that are typically too challenging to bring into traditional SIEM deployments.

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» Read the report
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CIO 100 Symposium & Awards: Splunk Customer Middlesex Hospital Wins Business Through IT Innovation

Splunk customer, Middlesex Hospital, has been awarded as one of the 100 most innovative organizations that use IT effectively to create business value. These awards recognize the transformative power of IT to drive everything from growth to competitive advantage. Middlesex Hospital was acknowledged for their innovative vision and ability to execute. By expanding the use of Splunk Enterprise and capitalizing on the real-time insight delivered by Splunk, Middlesex was able to achieve global visibility and maintain optimal uptime performance, while simultaneously ensuring regulatory compliance across its entire hospital IT network.

»The winners of the CIO Business Through IT Innovation Awards
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“Splunk software is a critical part of our compliance initiatives at Middlesex Hospital in support of Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. It also helps the hospital save hundreds of thousands of dollars by eliminating unnecessary applications and technologies," said Richard Schubach, director of IT, Middlesex Hospital. "Splunk software immediately proved its value by helping us to transform IT operations and accomplish our top priorities at the hospital - protecting our patients' privacy and ensuring regulatory compliance.”

Computer Weekly End User Awards for Enterprise Software: Splunk Customer Wins Public Sector Project of the Year

Splunk customer UCAS was awarded Public Sector Project of the Year at the Computer Weekly End User Awards for Enterprise Software. These awards recognize innovation through the use of enterprise software and information management. The Public Sector Project of the Year category designed to highlight a European public sector organization that has used new or innovative ways to deliver measurable benefits in public services through the implementation of IT. By combining the flexibility benefits of cloud technologies with the real-time insight delivered by Splunk Enterprise, UCAS was able to give its customers (every student and university in the UK) the fastest response times and top level of service they expect.

» The winners of the 2014 Computer Weekly End User Awards for Enterprise Software
» Read the UCAS case study.
“The improved and real-time analytics afforded UCAS by this Splunk implementation has enabled the organisation to resolve network errors quickly, keeping this vital service highly available at a crunch time for A-Level and other students. As the organisation migrated to the cloud and scaled out its infrastructure, it needed a tool to aggregate device logs and intelligently search them across multiple servers. The UCAS team's focus on the intelligent analysis of logged 'big' data suggests it will develop the installation further.”

SD Times 100: The Elements of Success

Splunk was named in The SD Times 100 'The Elements of Success" in Big Data and Business Intelligence. Each year, the SD Times 100 recognizes companies, non-commercial organizations, open source projects and other initiatives for their innovation and leadership. Judged by the editors of SD Times, the SD Times 100 recognizes the top innovators and leaders in multiple software development industry areas. The SD Times Editorial Board ranks Splunk in the top 10 leaders for Big Data and Business Intelligence, alongside Apache Hadoop and Splunk partners Cloudera, DataStax, Hortonworks, MongoDB and Pentaho.

» The SD Times 100
» Learn how Splunk customer is conquering big data in Hadoop
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“Big Data has hit it big. Every company that has reams of data is looking for ways to effectively store, retrieve and interpret it all. Fortunately, organizations using Splunk are able to handle this otherwise daunting task, making the mountain of Big Data much more manageable.”

The CRN Power 100: Women of The Channel

Splunk's Karen Grimes was selected for the CRN Women of The Channel (WOTC). The list honors women of the channel deserving of recognition for their expertise and vision that have left an indelible mark on the technology channel. Karen was nominated for the award by Splunk partner Carahsoft.

» 2014 CRN Power 100: Women of The Channel
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“The young company is in high-growth mode, with more than 7,900 customers. In the last eight months, Karen has helped Splunk welcome and on-board several new public sector channel partners, resulting in dramatic growth in public sector channel revenue. Moreover, the new public sector channel program incorporates streamlined processes and enablement programs that make it easier and more profitable for partners to do business with Splunk.”

Database Trends and Applications 100: The Companies That Matter Most in Data

Splunk was named to Database Trends and Applications Magazine's DBTA 100: The Companies That Matter Most in Data. The list recognizes top companies in data management and analysis based on their presence, execution, vision and innovation in delivering products and services to the marketplace. Database Trends and Applications Magazine's editors identified the companies that have been successful in establishing themselves as unique resources for data professionals and stakeholders. The list recognizes innovative providers of hardware, software and services.

» The DBTA 100 2014
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“With a software platform for real-time operational intelligence, Splunk's technology allows organizations to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine-generated big data coming from websites, applications, servers, networks, sensors and mobile devices.”

ASTD Excellence in Practice Award

During The American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) 2014 international conference, May 5, Splunk's Global Field Enablement Team won the 2013 Excellence in Practice Award for Sales Enablement. The ASTD is a world-renowned training and development organization that recognizes organizations for results achieved through training and development practices and solutions. The awards are presented to organizations with proven practices that have delivered measurable results in achieving organizational goals.

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“Splunk is pleased to be recognized as having an excellent training and development organization. One piece of the overall mission has been our field onboarding practice," said, Kym Wood, director of global field enablement, Splunk. "The onboarding program is important to the growth and success of Splunk. By enabling our employees with the tools they need in turn helps our customers succeed.”

CRN Big Data 100: Big Data Analytics

Splunk was named in the CRN 2014 Big Data 100 in the category of "Big Data Business Analytics". The list recognizes companies that are bringing to market the innovative tools and technologies that will help organizations manage, process and analyze the rapidly increasing volume of information generated in a meaningful and productive way. In recognition of the growing importance of big data technology, CRN editors identified the key vendors that are bringing innovative business analytics, data management, and infrastructure technologies and services to market in conjunction with channel partners.

» The 2014 Big Data 100
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» Read about Hunk™ for Hadoop and NoSQL Data Stores
“Splunk develops operational intelligence software for monitoring, reporting and analyzing real-time machine data as well as historical data stored on-premise or in the cloud. Earlier this month the company launched Splunk Enterprise 6.1 with enhanced interactive analytics, embedded reports and multisite clustering capabilities. The company also offers Hunk, a version of its analytical software for Hadoop and NoSQL data stores.”

Best Places to Work 2014

Splunk was named one of the "Best Places to Work" in the Bay Area by San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business. This is the seventh consecutive year Splunk has been named a top Bay Area employer. The San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal "Best Places to Work" list was determined by survey results provided voluntarily by company employees, highlighting employee satisfaction in a number of areas including career development, workplace satisfaction and team effectiveness.

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“Splunk is pleased to once again be recognized as one of the Bay Area's Best Places to Work. We credit our success to amazing employees who make Splunk the special place it is," said Sheren Bouchakian, vice president of human resources, Splunk. "Splunkers are passionate, collaborative and like to work and play hard together, which drives Splunk's growth, innovation and winning culture. We crossed the 1,000 employee mark earlier this year, and with our growth, we continue to look for great candidates around the world to join our team.”

Best Enterprise Security Solution

Splunk® Enterprise was selected as the Best Enterprise Security Solution in SC Magazine's 2014 Excellence Awards in the U.S. The award marked the second consecutive year that Splunk has received recognition from SC Magazine - with Splunk Enterprise being honored as SC Magazine's Best Security Solution in Europe and SC Magazine's Best SIEM Appliance in the U.S., both in 2013. The annual SC Awards program, now in its 17th year, is recognized as the most prestigious mark of achievement for information technology (IT) security professionals and products. It showcases the best solutions, services and professionals working to fend off the myriad security threats in today's corporate world.

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» Read more about the awards at SC Magazine's website
“The annual Excellence Awards is one of the most highly anticipated at the SC Awards ceremony because it represents the leading innovators in today's evolving security market," said Illena Armstrong, VP, editorial, SC Magazine. "Splunk can be very proud of this achievement and what it represents.”

Best Cloud Management Product

Splunk® Enterprise 6 won the Best Cloud Management Product award at the UK Cloud Awards for its unique ability to monitor and analyze huge volumes of machine data, regardless of where it is deployed. Splunk was acknowledged as helping customers such as UCAS, an online university and college application service provider deliver powerful operational insights in the cloud. Peter Raymond, UCAS solution architect said, "Splunk Enterprise enables us to see behavior across our new AWS cloud platform with far greater insight. We can monitor response times, and often drill down to specific users. That means we can be more proactive in spotting faults before they occur. We also use a range of analytics tools, but none of those other tools give access to logged data. That's what differentiates Splunk. There is a gold mine of data in the logs and Splunk helps us get to it."

» Read the press release
» Read more about the awards at UK Cloud Awards website
» Read more about Splunk's UCAS customer case study on Splunk's Website.

World's Top 10 Most Innovative Company in Big Data

Fast Company named Splunk one of the World's 10 Most Innovative Companies in Big Data. Splunk is ranked eighth overall for "for its ability to provide businesses with hundreds of homegrown apps that let companies manipulate their data in new ways." After going public in 2012, Splunk is acknowledged as having, "continued its explosive growth as a pure-play leader in the big-data space."

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Best Big Data Analytics Solution

Splunk® Enterprise was named the Best Big Data Analytics Solution in the GSN: Government Security News 2013 Homeland Security Awards. The award winners were selected by a panel of judges that included Chuck Brooks, vice president/client executive, Xerox and director of legislative affairs, Science and Technology Directorate within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS); Scott Greiper, president of Secure Strategy Group; Paul Goldenberg, CEO of Cardinal Point Strategies and member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC); and Matt Johnson, cybersecurity expert and veteran of the Department of Defense Intelligence Community.

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» Read more about the awards at GSN's Website
“The director of the FBI recently noted that cybersecurity is one of the largest and most dangerous threats public sector organizations will face in the near term," said Brooks. "It is great to see that entries for the GSN awards, like Splunk Enterprise and the Splunk App for Enterprise Security, are at the cutting edge of cybersecurity solutions across the threat spectrum.”

Editor's Choice Award for Server Virtualization

Virtualization Review, the first and only print publication solely devoted to IT virtualization and cloud technologies selected the Splunk App for VMware for the Editor's Choice Award in the Server Virtualization category. The 2014 awards were chosen by the readers of Virtualization Review and presented to vendors in 16 categories. E-mail invitations were sent to Virtualization Review readers in October 2013 to vote on more than 400 products.

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“In the information age, data is king, and Splunk is able to process lots of it coming from just about any source - OS, apps, hardware - and make sense of it all,” said Michael Domingo, editor in chief, Virtualization Review. “The simplicity with which it offers up that data to users is why it earned a spot on the 2014 Virtualization Review Editor's Choice in the category of Server Virtualization.”
2013

Innovation through Technology Excellence in Business Award

Splunk earned the Innovation through Technology Excellence in Business ("Ebbie") Award from the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce at the 22nd Annual Ebbies Award Gala. With this award, Splunk joins the Ebbies Hall of Fame, honoring San Francisco businesses for their vision and innovation.

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“The Chamber is proud to recognize businesses for their many accomplishments and contributions to San Francisco," said Bob Linscheid, President & CEO, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. "The Chamber salutes Splunk for its innovative software that allows organizations to make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everyone.”

Information Security Magazine's Readers' Choice Awards 2013 - Gold Medal

Splunk was selected as a winner of TechTarget's Information Security magazine's annual Readers' Choice Awards and honored with the Gold medal in the SIEM category. TechTarget's Readers' Choice program is entirely independent and award receipts are based on direct input from readers. Splunk received top scores across the board.

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COMPUTERWOCHE's Most Innovative Big Data Solution

COMPUTERWOCHE, a leading German-language weekly magazine for enterprise IT managers and IT professionals, named Splunk Enterprise the "Most Innovative Big Data Tool" in the competition "Best Big Data in 2013". Splunk Enterprise was honored with two awards, one by a live audience of 200+ IT professionals and another by a panel of experts selected by COMPUTERWOCHE.

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CeBIT.AU ICT Excellence Award

CeBIT.AU, a leading business technology conference in Australia, honored Splunk with its top industry prize, the CeBIT.AU ICT Excellence Award. At the awards ceremony, CeBIT called Splunk "a pioneering big data innovator that collects and harnesses machine data to enable customers to search, analyze, and visualize massive streams of real-time and historical data."

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Top Business Solution

Splunk won the CeBIT.AU Business Award for Top Business Solution. As a winner in this category, the company then qualified for the CeBIT.AU ICT Excellence Award, the main award of the year, which Splunk also won. CeBIT.AU awards annually recognize outstanding achievements in the technology industry.

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Best in Data Analytics

Splunk was selected "Best in Data Analytics" in NetworkWorld Asia's 2013 Information Management Awards. NetworkWorld Asia is an enterprise IT magazine read by more than 16,000 IT professionals. Editors evaluated all nominees for NetworkWorld Asia's Information Management Awards before more than 100 CIOs and IT heads made their selections. Judging criteria focused on: Splunk's reputation and acceptance in the Asia Pacific market, solution and unique selling points (USPs) features, customer and user feedback, and durability, scalability and quality of service factors.

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2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant

Splunk was named a leader in the 2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM). Often seen as inflexible, slow and failing to deliver on the promise of Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), the traditional SIEMs of yesterday are rapidly being replaced by the security intelligence platforms of tomorrow. We believe that the value and flexibility Splunk software delivers to security customers was recently validated by Gartner with our entrance into the 2013 SIEM leaders quadrant.

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Best Enterprise Security Solution

Splunk Enterprise was selected as the Best Enterprise Security Solution by SC Magazine Awards Europe 2013. This is the second consecutive year Splunk Enterprise won the award and follows Splunk Enterprise being selected Best Security Information Event Management (SIEM) solution in the 2013 SC Magazine Awards in America. Splunk Enterprise was chosen by a panel of industry judges from the highest levels of the information security profession.

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Best Places to Work in the Bay Area

Splunk Ranked in the Top 25 by the San Francisco Business Times and San Jose/Silicon Valley Business Journal.

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“We have one of the smartest and most innovative workforces in the Bay Area, and this award is a true testament to our employees' passion, engagement and drive. Our employees are simply the best.”

CRN Big Data 100: Business Analytics

"Splunk is a data engine that can collect, index and harness machine data generated by applications, servers and devices, whether physical, virtual or in the cloud. Splunk also makes that data searchable and allows users to analyze both realtime and historical data from a single location."

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Best SIEM Solution

Splunk Enterprise was selected as the Reader Trust Award winner in the Best Security Information Event Management (SIEM) Solution category of the 2013 SC Awards. Splunk Enterprise was selected by a panel representing a cross-section of SC Magazine readership, comprised of large, medium and small enterprises from all major vertical markets, including financial services, healthcare, government, retail, education and other sectors. This is the first time a software-based big data platform won this award.

» Read the award review from SC Magazine
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» Learn more about the SC Magazine Reader Trust Awards

4th Most Innovative Company in the World

Fast Company named Splunk one of the World's Most Innovative Companies. Splunk is ranked fourth overall for "bringing big data to the masses." Fast Company also ranks the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in ten categories, including Big Data where Splunk is number one.

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2012

Best Security Product

Splunk Enterprise won the gold medal for the Best Security Product in the "2012 Editors' Best Awards" by Penton Media's Windows IT Pro, the silver medal for Best Free Tool and the bronze medal for Best Systems Monitoring Product. 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."

» Read the press release
» Learn more about the 2012 Editors' Best Awards by Windows IT Pro

Best IT Performance Technology

The 2012 Ventana Research Technology Innovation Awards recognized Splunk Enterprise as the best IT Performance Technology of the year. Splunk Enterprise enables organizations to gain operational intelligence faster than ever by enabling organizations to collect, index and harness machine-generated big data coming from the websites, applications, servers, networks and mobile devices that power business.

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Best IT Security Product of 2012

Swedish magazine "Protection and Safety" named Splunk as the Best IT Security Product of 2012 in the third annual Security Awards. Magazine editors wrote, "In addition to identifying yet unknown security threats, this is a valued and accepted software that quickly creates structure for searching and analyzing large amounts of data in an intelligent way. It also allows for effective monitoring and analyzing reliability, which include generating business value for all users."

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Splunk a Top Big Data Company: Information Management

Splunk is featured as a top big data company in "40 Vendors We're Watching: 2012", an annual list of who's who in technology. Editors write, "Splunk's ROI comes from reducing IT downtime, cutting legacy cost, supporting revenue-generating IT, reducing fraud, enforcing SLAs with business and compliance risk insights."

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Splunk Named to Software 500

The Software 500 is a revenue-based ranking of the world's largest software and services suppliers, targeting medium to large enterprises, their IT professionals, software developers and business managers involved in software and services purchasing. The magazine writes, "Splunk prides itself on real-time operational intelligence, making data from any network device searchable."

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IDG Sweden Review: Splunk Scores 84/100

The Splunk product received a TechWorld "Star of Recommendation" from IDG Sweden, the largest IT news site in Sweden. Splunk was rated highly on functions and features, installation, ease of use, platform support and speed, earning a score of 84 out of a possible 100.

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“We must admit that [Splunk] is one of the best tools for IT administrators on the market right now.”

Best Places to Work in the Bay Area

Splunk Ranked in the Top 25 by the San Francisco Business Times and San Jose/Silicon Valley Business Journal.

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“Splunk is honored to be recognized as one of the Bay Area's "Best Places to Work" for the fifth consecutive year.”

Best Enterprise Security Solution 2012

Splunk Enterprise received the European SC Award for Best Enterprise Security Solution 2012. The SC Awards Europe are without peer. Simply the most coveted and prestigious awards for the information security industry.

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“Splunk's selection by SC Awards Europe as the Best Enterprise Security Solution is recognition of the value Splunk brings to cybersecurity, including big data analytics.”

Best Governance, Risk & Compliance Solution

Splunk Enterprise has been recognized as the "Best Governance, Risk & Compliance Solution" at the Network World Asia Information Management Awards 2012. The inaugural award honors leaders in the information security, storage, and data management industries.

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“This award reflects the growing importance of Splunk in security and compliance.”
2011

TDWI Best Case Study Presentation

The presentation looked at how customers across several industries including cloud/online services, education, media, government and manufacturing are using Splunk to make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everyone.

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“TDWI is pleased to recognize business intelligence technology companies like Splunk that have developed innovative solutions their customers are embracing and willing to share with others.”

Best Places to Work in the Bay Area

Splunk Ranked in the Top 25 by the San Francisco Business Times and San Jose/Silicon Valley Business Journal

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“We are honored to be recognized as one of the Bay Area's "Best Places to Work" for the fourth consecutive year”

Fastest-Growing Company

Leading Bay Area industry award recognizes Splunk's progress and potential

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“The Splunk team is thrilled to receive this recognition from the San Francisco Business Times”
2010

Best Integrated Security Solution

For the second year in a row, Splunk was selected as the Best Integrated Security Solution in the SC Magazine Awards for EMEA. Splunk was selected from a list of over 700 entrants by readers of SC Magazine for best-in-class security products and services of 2010.

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“It's a well deserved testament to Splunk's success in helping organisations tackle IT security on a day-to-day basis.”

Best CEO

Godfrey Sullivan was a finalist in the Best CEO of a Small Company category at the San Francisco Business Times Technology and Innovation Awards. The awards recognize the most innovative technology companies driving the Bay Area's thriving technology sector. An independent panel of judges, in conjunction with the publication's editors and technology reporters, selected the award finalists.

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“This achievement is a direct reflection of our talented employees and innovative customers.”

Best Places to Work in the Bay Area

The San Francisco Business Times ranked Splunk 34th in their annual list of "Best Places to Work" 2010. Recognizing the top 125 companies in the Bay Area, this award is based upon surveys completed by company employees. This is the third year in a row Splunk was recognized with this award.

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“Splunk has created an environment that promotes ingenuity and rewards employees for performance. It's a culture that thrives on 'out-of-the-box' thinking. I think we are so successful because 'thinking differently' is part of our DNA.”

Best Security Product

Windows IT Pro selected Splunk as a Bronze medal winner of its "2010 Editor's Best Awards" in the Best Security Product category. Windows IT Pro Editors chose the winning entries based on their strategic importance to market, competitive advantage and value to the customer.

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“Our Editors' Best Awards let us leverage our contributing editors' expertise to provide well-earned recognition to products that exceed industry standards.”

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