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Incident Investigation and Forensics

Analyze and confirm high-priority incidents to determine the circumstances and scope of an incident while appropriately handling incident investigation and response.

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Investigate and prevent cybersecurity incidents

See the Whole Picture

Shorten investigation cycles with context, visual analysis and graphical representation of trends, indicators and more

Why Splunk for Incident Investigation and Forensics?

Splunk helps security analysts identify high-priority incidents to reduce alert fatigue and provides insights into which issues require deeper analysis.

Splunk gives security analysts enhanced visibility with the ability to pull in the right context from enrichment sources or other data stacks, helping teams come to faster and better decisions in assessing the level of threat.

Splunk enables analysts to collaborate and manage incidents and breach events. Security teams gain operational efficiency in managing threats, from triage to remediation.

Splunk facilitates investigations that require more comprehensive sets of evidence. Security teams can look across all attributes of any data over historical timeframes to support forensic investigations, plot behavioral and statistical trends, and profile threat actors.

Product Capabilities
Investigate and conduct forensic analysis with ease
Search Across Your Entire Network

Locate all relevant activities from different technologies and data stacks. Search keywords, terms or values to look across network devices, hosts, card readers and POS devices using a variety of methods.

Understand Cause and Effect

Map out the sequence of activities and events to identify potential relationships, confirm cause and effect, and customize timeline parameters.

Find and Share Patterns

Observe and cross-reference against historical data with alerts and monitoring with customizable visualizations and reports.


Enhance and See the Value of Splunk

Splunkbase enhances and extends the Splunk platform with a library of hundreds of apps and add-ons from Splunk, our partners and our community.

A good way to start to learn how Splunk can be used for many security use cases in your environment is by downloading the free trial of Splunk Enterprise and free Splunk Security Essentials app to see the power of Splunk's Search Processing Language (SPL) showcased with security use case examples in Splunk. Each use case includes sample data and actionable searches that can immediately be put to use in your environment.

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