Higher Education

Splunk for IT Infrastructure Management

Getting the most value out of technology investments is an institutional imperative, not a nice-to-have for university IT departments today. The pressure to deliver more robust IT services under severe resource constraints is a constant challenge. Having full visibility into the network, infrastructure and applications that form the backbone of educational enterprises is critical.

Mapping IT services and solutions to key strategies of the institution is an important step for any organization looking to maximize its resources. Where university leadership views IT investments as drivers of operational success instead of budgets to be managed or reduced, IT technology can deliver critical institutional insights in a timely and cost-effective fashion.

Splunk delivers real-time analysis and understanding of what is happening across IT systems and infrastructure. It uses untapped machine data to identify problems, risks and opportunities to drive lower costs, more effective operations and better decisions for IT and the educational institution as a whole.

Typical uses cases for Splunk in educational institutions include:

  • Ensuring security and compliance
  • Detecting network abuse
  • Enhancing campus services

Higher Education Customers

American University of Sharjah

American University of Sharjah (AUS) is using Splunk for troubleshooting and resolving network issues, providing speedier resolution to downtime. Splunk software also plays a key security role at AUS. » Read the Case Study

UT Austin

UT Austin's Information Security Office is using Splunk software to proactively identify unknown threats and network anomalies, allowing them to quickly alert impacted departments and schools. » Read the Case Study

Penn State

Penn State is a multi-campus public research university that improves the lives of the people of Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality programs in teaching, research, and service. Penn State's Applied Research Laboratories' network team uses Splunk to consolidate and search logs from over 100 production servers, routers and firewalls. Solution Areas: Application Management, Network Management, Server Management

UC Berkeley

The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus -- envisioned as a "City of Learning" -- was established at Berkeley. Today the world's premier public university, UC Berkeley ranks first nationally in the number of graduate programs in the top 10 in their fields. UC Berkeley chose Splunk to gain visibility into configuration, change, and security events across its infrastructure. Berkeley also makes use of Splunk's open APIs to integrate with other critical systems. Solution Areas: Application Management, Change Management, Network Management, Security