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Splunk Security Solutions Front and Center at Black Hat USA 2015

New User Behavior Analytics to Help Defend Against Advanced Threats; Splunk to Announce Winners of $150,000 Splunk Apptitude App Contest

BLACK HAT USA 2015 and SAN FRANCISCO – August 5, 2015 – Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, today announced it will demonstrate Caspida, the newly acquired behavioral analytics and machine learning software, at Black Hat USA 2015. Splunk security experts will also be demonstrating Splunk’s award winning security solutions, including Splunk® Enterprise, the Splunk App for Enterprise Security, Palo Alto Networks App for Splunk, FireEye App for Splunk and the Cisco Security Suite.

Additionally, Joseph Zadeh, data scientist, Splunk, will present, “From False Positives to Actionable Analysis: Behavioral Intrusion Detection, Machine Learning, and the SOC,” on Thursday, August 6 from 12:10-1:00 p.m. PT in the Mandalay Bay EF at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Zadeh is formerly of Caspida, which Splunk recently acquired to help customers better detect advanced and insider threats. Visit the Splunk booth (#347) to find out why Splunk was named a Leader in the 2015 Gartner SIEM Magic Quadrant and learn how Splunk’s machine data platform enables organizations to detect, respond to and prevent known, unknown and advanced threats.

“Advanced cyber threats are using valid, compromised credentials to access sensitive data and evade detection from traditional security products, but Splunk customers have the upper hand,” said Haiyan Song, senior vice president of security markets, Splunk. “We are excited to show Black Hat USA 2015 attendees how the combination of Caspida and Splunk software creates the most comprehensive security analytics solution available today.”

Splunk is also the official provider of Operational Intelligence for the Black Hat Network Operations Center (NOC). The Black Hat network is one of the most advanced networks for hostile environments with many constraints for security, operations and protecting user privacy. Splunk’s visibility, analytics and visualizations will help the Black Hat NOC analysts keep their network secure and operational. Keep up to date with Splunk in the NOC:

  • Splunk will host in-booth discussions on how Splunk software is powering the Black Hat NOC. The sessions are being held today and tomorrow, Thursday, August 6 from 1:10-1:30 p.m. PT.
  • Black Hat NOC team session, “Dance Like Nobody's Watching, Encrypt Like Everyone Is: A Peek Inside the Black Hat Network,” which includes how the team is using Splunk software in the NOC, is being held on Thursday, August 6 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. PT in the room South Seas IJ.

Splunk Apptitude App Contest

Splunk will also announce the winners of The Splunk Apptitude App Contest at Black Hat USA 2015. The contest, judged by a panel of industry experts, sought new solutions to cover three categories: Fraud/Insider Threats, Social Impact and Innovation. The winners will be awarded cash prizes totaling $150,000. Winners will be announced at the Splunk booth today, Wednesday, August 5 at 1:40 p.m. PT. The winners of the Fraud/Insider Threats category will show a demo of their app on Thursday, August 6 at 1:40 p.m. Splunk engineers, industry and academic experts judged dozens of apps that Splunk community members built and submitted as part of the contest.

Go to the Splunk website to learn more about Splunk security and fraud solutions.

About Splunk Inc.

Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK) provides the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence. Splunk® software and cloud services enable organizations to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine-generated big data coming from websites, applications, servers, networks, sensors and mobile devices. More than 9,500 enterprises, government agencies, universities and service providers in more than 100 countries use Splunk software to deepen business and customer understanding, mitigate cybersecurity risk, prevent fraud, improve service performance and reduce cost. Splunk products include Splunk® Enterprise, Splunk Cloud™, Hunk®, Splunk Light™, Splunk MINT and premium Splunk Apps. To learn more, please visit

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