Government Agencies, Colleges and Universities Turn Data Into
Answers With Splunk Analytics and Machine Learning
SAN FRANCISCO & WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
.conf2017 - Splunk
Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), first in delivering "aha" moments from machine
data, showcased today at .conf2017: the 8th Annual Splunk Conference how
governments and higher education institutions are driving mission
success with Splunk solutions. Thousands of public sector organizations
including all three branches of the U.S. government, 15 cabinet-level
departments, 43 out of 50 U.S. states and over 750 higher education
institutions are leveraging Splunk IT and security solutions to analyze,
correlate and act on their machine data to drive digital transformation,
increase operational efficiency, reduce cost and improve security.
"Public sector and higher education organizations worldwide increasingly
use analytics-driven IT and security solutions to turn machine data into
answers that enable mission success," said Kevin Davis, vice president
of public sector, Splunk. "Whether it be through improved learning
analytics on campus, consolidating IT budgets at the state level or
protecting government agencies from cyber criminals, Splunk is excited
to help our public sector and higher education customers be at the
forefront of driving IT modernization and improved security postures."
According to the 2017
Splunk Public Sector IT Operations Survey, at least 60 percent of
public sector IT professionals feel as or less confident in carrying out
responsibilities compared to last year. Splunk software empowers IT and
security professionals with analytics solutions that help reduce this
Wayne Speaks, chief operating officer, Defense Health Agency
Infrastructure and Operations Division: "The Defense Health
Agency (DHA) relies on a secure and always-on infrastructure to ensure
that our Armed Forces around the world are healthy and ready to serve.
It's essential that the DHA's IT environment is not only getting the job
done, but contributing to the overall success of our mission. Splunk is
helping the DHA successfully monitor the newly deployed MHS GENESIS
Electronic Health Record (EHR) system and will soon provide the
foundation for DHA's enterprise Log Consolidation, Analysis and
Retention Service (LCARS). We believe the Splunk platform can help to
deliver significant savings by identifying tools we no longer need and
automating reporting and IT processes."
Air Cdre Chris Moore, ISS director service operations, UK Ministry
of Defence: "The Splunk platform provides the Ministry of Defence
access to real-time protective and network performance monitoring as
part of our ‘Enterprise Security & Service Management' program. We are
more able to centrally monitor performance of our fixed and mobile
networks. In the months since rolling out Splunk, we have identified
potential broader use cases where UK Ministry of Defence could benefit
from advanced data analytics in the future."
In addition to improving internal operations, agencies are using the
Splunk platform to combat cyber threats, promote smart infrastructure
initiatives and improve the citizen experience. Splunk has seen these
cases grow especially quickly within state
and local governments. Currently, in the United States, Splunk is
used by 43 out of 50 states, half of the 25 largest cities and 65
percent of the 25 largest counties.
Timothy Lee, chief information security officer, City of Los Angeles:
"The City of Los Angeles is one of the most technologically advanced
cities in the United States. With that, it's only natural that we are a
prime target for advanced cyber criminals. To better defend against
these threats with an analytics-driven approach to security, we needed a
scalable security platform that raises our level of threat intelligence
while reducing operational costs. Splunk has enabled the City of Los
Angeles to build a custom security operations center that allows us to
simultaneously automate our threat hunting process while conserving team
resources to focus on proactive security strategy. Using Splunk
Enterprise Security (ES) is like having video cameras on every block; it
provides visibility into what's happening on the network, which is
foundational to safety."
Outside of government, higher education organizations are using Splunk
to increase student success, maintain secure and connected campuses and
improve university operations efficiencies. With the Splunk platform, colleges
and universities gain holistic data visibility in one place and
discover powerful insights in real-time analytics. Splunk is used in
more than 750 higher education institutions worldwide and has been
adopted by a broad range of K-20 schools.
Joseph Lee, chief information security officer, Georgetown
University: "Splunk has been instrumental in providing a
multi-layered, analytics-based approach to combat cyber threats at
Georgetown University. With more than 14,000 email addresses and global
name recognition, Georgetown presents a compelling and large threat
surface for attackers. Splunk gives us the ability to fully embrace
analytics at the heart of our security operations center, enabling us to
track, mitigate and take corrective action on threats, while using our
For more information on how Splunk is helping public sector
organizations achieve mission success, visit the Splunk
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