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2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant for SIEM. See why Splunk is a 9-time Leader.
2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant for SIEM. See why Splunk is a 9-time Leader.

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Advanced threat detection

Prevent security incidents before they cause irrevocable damage through early and rapid behavior-based detection.



You can’t stop what you can’t see

Advanced threats are elusive. Without comprehensive security monitoring and data-centric analysis, these threats may otherwise go unnoticed — damaging your business reputation and finances.


Prevent breaches with behavior-based detection

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Spot anomalies

Monitor for malicious behavior and stop it fast.

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Turn data into doing

Utilize the latest threat research to uncover stealthy adversaries.

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Detect in seconds

Automate advanced threat hunting for rapid resolution.

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Combat threats with actionable analytics

Protect your business and mitigate risk at scale with data-driven insights from Splunk Enterprise Security.

We were able to do extraordinary things in a very short period of time to detect advanced threats. Ultimately, that was the decision point for us to make a much larger investment in Splunk Enterprise Security and UBA across our different security use cases.

D.J. Goldsworthy, Director of Security Operations and Threat Management, Aflac

Risk-based alerting and streaming analytics

Conquer alert fatigue, attribute risk to users and systems, map alerts to cybersecurity frameworks and trigger alerts when risk exceeds thresholds.

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End-to-end visibility

Bring visibility across your hybrid environment. Monitor, investigate, analyze and detect threats across multicloud environments such as AWS, GCP and Microsoft Azure.

If we have suspicious activity on an endpoint, we go to that specific dashboard in Splunk Enterprise Security and can see all of the movements. I just enter the hostname for a single machine, and I can see all of the endpoint response logs. Splunk Enterprise Security lets you see everything going on in your environment to find the bad guys.

Tibor Földesi, Security Automation Analyst, Norlys


A unified security operations platform

Our integrated ecosystem of technologies helps you detect, manage, investigate, hunt, contain and remediate threats.

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Orchestration, automation and response to increase SOC productivity and accelerate investigations.

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Insider threat detection

Observe anomalous behavior and minimize risk.

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Detect faster with Splunk integrations

Splunk Cloud and Splunk Enterprise Security support 1,000+ applications that expand Splunk’s capabilities in security — all available for free on Splunkbase.

Learn more about advanced threat detection

Advanced threat detection is a method of monitoring infrastructure to identify attacks that bypass traditional security prevention techniques. It often relies on techniques including endpoint monitoring, signature- and behavior-based detection, malware sandboxing and user and entity behavior analytics.

The purpose of advanced threat detection is to detect and mitigate an advanced attack proactively before it escalates to a breach. The benefits include reducing the number and severity of compromises, thus providing a more secure environment. Advanced threat detection is critical to protecting data and should be integrated into an organization’s security program.

Some common strategies for advanced threat detection include creating a broad test repository, understanding the behavior of benign software and collecting data continuously to detect anomalies. Malware sandboxing is a way to isolate an application from other programs and networks so that it can execute without impacting other resources. Predictive analytics is another strategy for advanced threat detection that can help to identify malicious behavior. Signature and behavior based threat detection is also widely used to uncover potentially malicious payloads.

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