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Splunk Named a Leader in 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for SIEM

Splunk Positioned Furthest in Completeness of Vision in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) Category

SAN FRANCISCO – August 15, 2016 – Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, today announced it has been named a leader in Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)* for the fourth straight year. Splunk is positioned as having the furthest completeness of vision in the Leaders quadrant. Gartner evaluated the Splunk security portfolio, including Splunk® Enterprise and Splunk Enterprise Security (ES). To view the report, go to the Splunk website.

“The need for early targeted attack detection and response is driving the expansion of new and existing SIEM deployments. Advanced users seek SIEM with advanced profiling, analytics and response features,” write Gartner report authors Kelly Kavanagh, principal research analyst, Toby Bussa, research director and Oliver Rochford, research director.
“After being named a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for SIEM for four years running, Splunk is honored to now be  positioned furthest for completeness of vision,” said Haiyan Song, senior vice president of security markets, Splunk. “We believe this industry-leading position is a reflection of the market fully embracing an analytics-driven approach to security, a testament to the strength of our security platform and the success our customers have achieved. As we continue to introduce new capabilities such as Adaptive Response, we will further strengthen the security posture of Splunk ES as the nerve center for security operations.”

To protect against advanced threats coming from motivated attackers, many modern enterprises are using Splunk as the nerve center of their Security Operations Center (SOC), and are complementing it with the addition of Splunk User Behavior Analytics (UBA) to automatically detect cyber attacks and insider threats. This expanded analytics-driven approach helps organizations to accelerate the analysis, detection and response to threats.

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Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management, Kelly Kavanagh, Oliver Rochford, Toby Bussa, August 10, 2016. 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 or other designation. 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) 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 11,000 customers in over 110 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: http://www.splunk.com/free-trials.

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