Massively Scalable Data Analytics Platform
Federal agencies face increasing cost-saving directives, stricter compliance mandates and a growing number of technology silos that limit insights. Only Splunk provides a proven, integrated and massively scalable data analytics platform that cuts across technology silos to provide government organizations the real-time Operational Intelligence needed to take the fast, decisive actions necessary for efficient program delivery and success.Splunk software empowers federal agencies to:
- Ensure compliance and streamline reporting with programs for accountability, transparency, and data protection
- Accelerate data center consolidation and cloud migration initiatives
- Protect your infrastructure against advanced external and insider threats
Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation
The U.S. federal government's continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) program enables government agencies to manage and strengthen the posture of their cyber networks.
By 2017, the CDM program will be transformed to enable departments and agencies to maintain a near-real-time security risk awareness and assessment capability to rapidly respond to critical risk management issues and threats.
While the signs that you may have a malicious insider are varied, the analysis and data types needed for discovery are almost always the same. Splunk correlates system and security logs with organizational and external context to detect malicious insider activity. Using statistical analysis, personal-activity comparative analysis, and user-activity context analysis, Splunk technology can correlate these key data types with user activities to provide a more complete story around suspected malicious behavior.
- IT system and security logs: Any data generated by the user as a result of credentialed human-to-machine activities
- Organizational context: Information about the employee - usually contained in a business system such as an HR database or time management system
- External context: Data that an employer can access as a result of an employment agreement, especially for those handling sensitive information or intellectual property
Traditional perimeter-based defense approaches are ill-equipped to handle today's sophisticated security threats. Splunk's platform for big data is ideal for detecting patterns and discovering malicious behavior and attacks not seen by signature and rule-based systems.
Splunk customers gain the most value and the fastest incident response times when capturing data from traditional security point solutions and from credentialed user-to-machine interactions and then combining this data with IT operations data for additional context. Recognized by Gartner as a leader in the SIEM magic quadrant, Splunk can complement existing SIEM deployments or replace them.
Fraud at government agencies is growing at an alarming rate and includes activities like the "social engineering" of call center personnel, "water-holing" schemes, phishing attacks and applications for undeserved benefits. Call data records, XML forms and structured data residing in a database are all sources of information that can be used to analyze and detect fraud.
Splunk provides multiple checks to monitor and proactively prevent fraud by:
- Using trended statistical analysis
- Applying logic to data collected in forms and watching for illogical patterns
- Performing look-ups to external sources of data
- Automatically interacting with other systems based on the search results
Thousands of private sector companies in the telecommunications, education, and financial services industries rely on the Splunk platform to protect them against financial losses from fraud.