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Higher Education

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Supporting organizations and communities during times of uncertainty

What Campus Networks Need Today

Educational institutions are particularly vulnerable to security threats given their open network architectures and the sheer number of users they serve across different delivery channels on and off campus. They’re also expected to meet multiple regulatory requirements and standards like PCI, Sarbanes-Oxley, FERPA and HIPAA, which only adds to the demands placed on the IT infrastructure.


With Splunk you can:
  • Collect and index all your machine data to enable end-to-end situational awareness
  • Gain better visibility into IT operations and data requirements for regulations and mandates
  • Monitor networks in higher education to ensure cost-effective security, compliance and risk mitigation
  • Support ad hoc reporting and real-time monitoring of incidents and attacks so security teams can be more proactive in responding to threats
  • Drive down costs for more effective operations and better decisions at the educational institution as a whole

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Data Analytics & Higher Education

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Machine data is an untapped opportunity for institutions of higher education. Campus networks, infrastructure, applications, servers, learning management systems and end-user devices generate huge volumes of data that—when leveraged—can provide unparalleled insight into problems, usage patterns and trends across an entire campus IT infrastructure.


The Splunk platform can read data from just about any source imaginable, including student registration systems, learning management systems, networks, web servers, log files, firewall data, remote sensors, mobile and online learning applications, legacy applications, application servers and structured databases. The Splunk Platform uses untapped machine data to identify problems, risks and opportunities to drive lower costs and provide more effective operations, as well as make educational institutions more secure.


Value of Higher Education and Splunk

Find out how Splunk software increases efficiency at two major public universities: University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Arizona State University. Learn why the Splunk platform for Operational Intelligence meets the unique challenges and needs of today's universities.

Higher Education Use Cases

Detecting Network Abuse

College campuses strive to be places where information can be shared in an open and widespread fashion and the IT infrastructure helps make this possible. Splunk software can help detect patterns of network abuse in real time by correlating machine data across a wide variety of sources.

Enhancing Campus Services

Campuses can gain insight into key issues and metrics across their applications and IT infrastructure by using Splunk software to index, search and analyze data analytics. With Splunk software, you can easily perform end-to-end transaction tracking across all the systems that are touched by students, faculty or staff.

Managing Cyber Security

Campuses are particularly vulnerable to security threats given the number of users they serve. Historically, universities’ commitment to academic freedom has also entailed open network architectures. Consequently, security threats can happen quickly and start anywhere within the IT infrastructure. Splunk products can handle this information security challenge by collecting and indexing all machine data to enable end-to-end situational awareness. It supports ad hoc reporting and real-time monitoring of incidents and attacks, which help security teams become proactive instead of reactive.

Meeting Compliance Standards

Many higher education institutions must also meet multiple regulatory requirements and standards including PCI, Sarbanes-Oxley, FERPA and HIPAA, among others. Splunk effectively supports the data collection, auditing, data storage and visibility requirements of these regulations. With Splunk, IT organizations can ensure cost-effective security and compliance to best mitigate risk.

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