Automation bolsters security and proactively detects issues
Gabriel Topala, IT Advisor, Active Directory at Continental, also uses Splunk to help improve security and availability for the company’s critical infrastructure. “We’re responsible for about 800 servers, and we recently introduced hardware monitoring which allows us to see in a glance all systems that are either under maintenance or face hardware problems. Having insight into what’s happening across all our hardware and applications is crucial for us to ensure our systems stay resilient.”
Using Splunk Enterprise dashboards for a clear view into all activity, Active Directory staff from around the world can monitor systems 24/7. Gabriel Topala says, “Splunk Enterprise provides us with foundational information, such as space and time sync issues, CPU usage and network traffic. The Splunk platform also allows us to be more proactive, automatically detecting and correcting machine issues. Before, we’d receive tickets for issues only after a user had a problem, then we’d have to intervene manually.”
The team is now also able to immediately address any potential security vulnerabilities through Splunk alerts, which allows Continental to maintain integrity of its systems.