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Splunk Solutions Highlighted in NIST Cybersecurity Guide for Financial Services Sector

Splunk and NIST to Offer Webinar on Best Practices for Monitoring and Managing IT Assets More Securely and Efficiently

SAN FRANCISCO – December 10, 2015 – Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, today announced that Splunk® Enterprise is featured in a guide to help financial institutions mitigate cybersecurity risk. The guide is published and written by the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

The NCCoE brings together people from industry, government agencies and academia to address cybersecurity challenges of national importance. The center created the guide and developed an example solution that provides organizations with tools to centrally monitor and gain deeper insight into their entire IT asset portfolio with an automated platform. Splunk® solutions are highlighted as the data platform responsible for the indexing, analysis and visualization of all the data collected from disparate IT assets. Read the “IT Asset Management Guide” on the NCCoE website and register now to join Splunk and NCCoE experts in a webinar, “Strengthening Cybersecurity in the Financial Sector with the new NIST Practice Guide,” scheduled for January 14, 9:00am PT.

“As the national lab for cybersecurity, the NCCoE understands the importance of collaborating with the private sector to ensure that our projects are relevant,” said Michael Stone, senior security engineer, NCCoE. “For our IT Asset Management project in the financial services sector, we were excited to partner with an experienced team from a variety of organizations to develop an example solution based on standards, best practices and commercially available technologies to help organizations improve cybersecurity and reduce risk.”

This practice guide can help financial institutions reduce their risk by showing how commercially available technologies, like Splunk Enterprise, can be used to enhance the visibility of assets, identify vulnerable assets and enable faster response to security threats. The NCCoE and Splunk both see the guide’s value to meet a critical cybersecurity need.

“Splunk is excited to be working with NCCoE on the development of a guide for improving cybersecurity within financial services organizations,” said Tapan Bhatt, vice president of solutions marketing, Splunk. “Like many organizations, financial institutions are challenged to monitor information from a wide array of IT devices, systems and applications deployed across a wide geographic area. This complex environment can leave organizations vulnerable to threats. Splunk Enterprise provides the monitoring and visualization capabilities to help institutions boost their cybersecurity posture.”

While the example solution uses a Splunk product, the NCCoE does not endorse these products in particular. The guide presents the characteristics and capabilities of those products, which an organization’s security experts can use to identify similar standards-based products that will fit within their organization’s existing tools and infrastructure.

Go to the Splunk website to learn more about Splunk Enterprise and Splunk Cloud.

About the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence

The NCCoE is a partnership of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the State of Maryland and Maryland's Montgomery County. The center is dedicated to furthering rapid adoption of practical, standards-based cybersecurity solutions for businesses and public organizations using commercially available and open-source technologies. To learn more about the NCCoE, visit

About Splunk Inc.

Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK) is the market-leading platform that powers Operational Intelligence. We pioneer innovative, disruptive solutions that make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everyone. More than 10,000 customers in over 100 countries use Splunk software and cloud services to make business, government and education more efficient, secure and profitable. Join hundreds of thousands of passionate users by trying Splunk solutions for free:

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