Splunk Update on SolarWinds Supply Chain Attack

This week’s report of a cybersecurity attack targeting multiple U.S. companies and government networks is another reminder of the importance of maintaining a strong security posture. As it has been widely reported, hackers breached software provider SolarWinds and, subsequently, the company’s Orion software application. The intruders leveraged a planned Orion software update to users as a “trojan horse” to infect victims’ networks and steal data.

While Splunk was not impacted as our own corporate and Splunk Cloud environments do not utilize SolarWinds Orion products, we certainly empathize with those organizations targeted by the attack and stand ready to assist. Our own security researcher Ryan Kovar shared this post yesterday containing guidance on how to protect (and detect activity on) networks from the Solarwinds Supply Chain Attack using Splunk.

We are committed to supporting our customers at all times, but in particular when they are facing the toughest of security challenges. Please do not hesitate to reach out to your Splunk account manager, our Support team or any member of the Customer Success organization – Splunk is here to help. If you have been impacted by this attack or have any questions, please reach out to sunburst@splunk.com.

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John Sabino

As the Senior Vice President, Chief Customer Officer for Splunk, I am passionate about helping our customers adopt Splunk as their Data-to-Everything Platform to deliver real-time insights and business value across their enterprise. Splunk puts Customer Success first and is revolutionizing how our customers use data to transform their business and industry for a sustainable competitive advantage. My mission is to lead our customers in:

1) Leveraging industry best practices and use cases to help them get quickly started with Splunk and unlock business value.

2) Quickly adopting our platform and expanding usage across their enterprise to drive efficiencies leading to greater ROI on their Splunk investment.

3) Prescriptively and proactively showing our customers additional use cases that can drive the next set of insights and turn data into doing.

4) Create confidence and trust with our customers and partners that Splunk is the Data-to-Everything Platform of the present and future for achieving their Security, IT Intelligence and IoT vision and goals.

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