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Splunk Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for SIEM

Security Intelligence Evolves Beyond Traditional SIEM Into New Era of Big Data

SAN FRANCISCO - May 16, 2013Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), the leading software platform for real-time operational intelligence, today announced that it has been named a leader in Gartner's 2013 Magic Quadrant* for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM). Gartner evaluated Splunk® Enterprise and the Splunk App for Enterprise Security. Splunk Enterprise is used as a big data security intelligence platform by more than 2,000 organizations around the world.

Splunk's move into the leaders quadrant coincides with a disruption happening at many traditional SIEM deployments. "During the past year, demand for SIEM technology has remained strong.... We continue to see large companies that are re-evaluating SIEM vendors to replace SIEM technology associated with partial, marginal or failed deployments," according to the report authors Mark Nicolett managing vice president and Kelly Kavanagh principal analyst, security, risk and compliance, Gartner. "The greatest area of unmet need is effective targeted attack and breach detection.... The situation can be improved with better threat intelligence, the addition of behavior profiling and better analytics.... Several SIEM vendors are beginning to position their technologies as platforms that can provide security, operations and application analytics." Gartner added, "Scalability is a major consideration with SIEM deployments."

"We believe Splunk's emergence as a leader in the Gartner SIEM Magic Quadrant reflects a dramatic shift in the needs of security teams who face a constantly evolving threat landscape," said Godfrey Sullivan, Chairman and CEO, Splunk. "Attacks can start anywhere and all machine-generated data must now be considered security relevant. Unlike traditional SIEMs Splunk software makes a wide variety of data available for analysis, which is essential for identifying advanced threats and malicious insiders. The combination of Splunk Enterprise and the Splunk App for Enterprise Security creates a security intelligence platform that leverages analytics to help find known and unknown threats."

Splunk offers hundreds of apps that help customers solve security, business and IT challenges. Customers can download these apps directly from Splunk's community website Splunkbase and realize targeted time-to-value from the Splunk Enterprise platform. More than 70 security apps are available including the Splunk App for Enterprise Security, which contains out-of-the-box content such as correlation searches, dashboards and visualizations that enable rich statistical analysis of machine data. Other apps on Splunkbase include the Splunk App for PCI Compliance and a large number of apps built to extract additional value from deployed security products from vendors Cisco, F5, FireEye, Palo Alto Networks, Snort, Websense and many more.

Gartner Magic Quadrants are a culmination of research in a specific market, providing a wide-angle view of the relative positions of the market's competitors. Gartner defines "Leaders" in its Magic Quadrants as those organizations "that execute well against their current vision and are well positioned for tomorrow." According to Gartner, "The hallmark of leaders is that they focus and invest in their offerings to the point that they lead the market and can affect its overall direction."

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* Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management, Mark Nicolett, Kelly M. Kavanagh, May 7, 2013. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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 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 5,200 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 Storm®, a cloud-based subscription service, is used by organizations developing and running applications in the cloud.

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