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BlackRock Expands Use of Splunk Enterprise as Security Intelligence Platform

Asset Management Leader Embraces Splunk’s Big Data Approach

SAN FRANCISCO - November 5, 2013 - Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of the leading software platform for real-time operational intelligence, today announced that BlackRock is significantly expanding its usage of Splunk® Enterprise. BlackRock Technology initially deployed Splunk software in 2012 and saw immediate success. Due to the proven value from the initial deployment, BlackRock recently decided to triple the size of its Splunk Enterprise license to address a broader range of requirements.

Leading security teams consider all data to be security-relevant and need a solution that can scale with exponentially growing volumes of data and perform big data security analytics. The use of Splunk software helps firms create a more effective big data security infrastructure to counter emerging and advanced threats.

"More than 2,500 organizations worldwide utilize Splunk Enterprise as their security intelligence platform to enable security analysts and architects to search, monitor and analyze security data from one place," said Vishal Rao, vice president of Americas, Splunk. "Splunk Enterprise is an award-winning security product because it can do what traditional technologies cannot - index and analyze all security-relevant data to create a 360 degree situational awareness within organizations."

Find out why Gartner named Splunk a leader in the 2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management, and learn more about utilizing Splunk software for security intelligence.

BlackRock is one of the top ten investors in Splunk Inc. at the time of this announcement.

About Splunk Inc.

Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK) provides the engine for machine data™. Splunk® software collects, indexes and harnesses the machine-generated big data coming from the websites, applications, servers, networks, sensors and mobile devices that power business. Splunk software enables organizations to monitor, search, analyze, visualize and act on massive streams of real-time and historical machine data. More than 6,000 enterprises, universities, government agencies and service providers in over 90 countries use Splunk Enterprise to gain Operational Intelligence that deepens business and customer understanding, improves service and uptime, reduces cost and mitigates cybersecurity risk. Splunk Cloud™ is a service that delivers Splunk Enterprise in the cloud for large scale production environments. Splunk Storm®, a cloud-based subscription service, is used by organizations developing and running applications in the cloud. Hunk™: Splunk Analytics for Hadoop is a fully integrated analytics platform for Hadoop that enables everyone in an organization to interactively explore, analyze and visualize historical data in Hadoop.

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