Faster Workflows, Better Security, Smarter Decisions
Derbyshire Fire & Rescue is a small, hard-working team, with everyone performing multiple roles. Garyga, for example, is both security lead and project team manager. Since each worker’s attention is split between tasks, saving time on one job frees resources for another. Splunk dashboards, which offer a visual overview of system health, have proved a welcome relief to busy staff. Previously, security incidents may have gone unnoticed with engineers having to manually trawl through log files to look for anomalies when something suspicious was identified. “With Splunk, any anomalies or issues that we need to identify are viewed quickly within seconds rather than several hours, and it’s easy to drill down into the details,” Garyga says.
The team now immediately spots trends or issues that need attention, bringing data to questions as varied as: Are the systems patched? Are firewalls properly configured? Are our internet-facing services being targeted? Are our web servers showing excessive errors? “Thanks to Splunk, we get vital information at a glance,” Garyga says. “It’s helped us make better, more informed decisions.”