A few weeks ago I was fortunate to be in the room at the SC Magazine U.S. Awards in San Francisco where Splunk Enterprise was selected the “Best SIEM Solution” in the 2013 SC Magazine U.S. Awards, winning a competitive category containing five other SIEM vendor finalists. It was a Readers Trust Award where SC Magazine readers, experienced IT professionals, cast the votes.
It was quite the honor and all of us at Splunk were very proud to win it. It is quite the feat especially when one considers that Splunk has been in the SIEM space for a much shorter time period than most of the other vendors. In that time period, not only have we caught up to the pack, but we have surpassed them with thousands of happy security use case customers, industry awards, and analyst recognition.
The award reflects Splunk’s unique big data platform that:
- Effectively solves security challenges and problems for IT Security teams
- Addresses a wider range of security use cases than a traditional SIEM
- Can easily index “non-security” data for security, IT ops, or app management use cases
- Offers robust scalability, functionality, manageability, and ease-of-use