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Splunk Enterprise
4.6
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Splunk Enterprise Features

Features Summary

Functionality

4.5

/5

181

Total features

141

32 categories

Splunk Enterprise features

AI/Machine Learning
API
Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Activity Monitoring
Activity Tracking
Ad hoc Analysis
Ad hoc Reporting

Common features of IT Management software

API
Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Audit Management
Audit Trail
Capacity Management
Change Management

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1800

Per year

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Functionality

4.5

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181

Price starts from

1800

Per year

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Total Features

141

Unique features

  • OLAP

  • Activity Monitoring

  • Scheduling

  • Supply Monitoring

Functionality

4.7

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Total Features

42

Features in Common

10

Unique features

  • Integrated Development Environment

  • @mentions

  • Collaboration Tools

  • For Developers

Functionality

4.6

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2.4K

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29.99

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Total Features

42

Features in Common

10

Unique features

  • Pre-built Connectors

  • Accounting Integration

  • Database Support

  • No-Code

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mitchelle c.

Information Technology and Services, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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The best tool for log collection and analysis.

Reviewed 5 months ago

Splunk enterprise has improved our IT security through collection of logs. It centralizes large amounts of log data and efficiently manages it. We use it for analyzing the collected logs and report on metrics found from the logs.

Pros

Through its robust log analysis and ability to collect data from different sources, we can easily perform analysis on various data and predict any future operational hazards. Splunk enterprise efficiently monitors our log activities and and gives results to any queries at faster speed than most SIEM tools.

Cons

The searches can be complex at times and the messages on query errors aren't always specific.

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shabbir s.

Information Technology and Services, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Complete Security operations with Splunk

Reviewed a year ago

Splunk data visualization and its analytics handling chunks of data is exceptional.

Pros

Data visualization, Analytics skills with AI-powered and can handle data in TB/per day without any interruptions in services. Live dashboards, developing use-cases and their capabilities (correlation).

Cons

complex architecture and efficient skills are required, financial is also not feasible for small and medium customers. no inbuilt query builders for beginners to understand the platform.

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Nav R.

Computer Software, 501-1,000 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Currently using this diagnostic tool for log analysis

Reviewed 5 years ago

Overall a decent product.

Pros

- Ability to search logs across processes and services - Ability to develop dashboards to Monitor critical metrics - Ability to set up alerts based on threshold values

Cons

- Need to regex well in order to use the tool to its full ability - Ability to extract values out of the log statements could be simpler - Alerts usually end up being over alerting or false alerts.

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Avinash S.

Computer & Network Security, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Splunk - Onestop Log Management & Forensics

Reviewed 2 years ago

Overall i like the product but as the user base grows the logs grows too. This busts the limits of the licensing. We need to keep on doing housekeeping to ensure that our license limits is not crossed.

Pros

The ablitity to configure and tweak the use cases. Building Intelligence into forensics. The AI feature is gud but needs more enhancements.

Cons

The log management needs to be efficient , If the auditing logs is enabled then a huge influx of logs are pumed into splunk but no meaningful meaning can be derived.

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Verified reviewer

Retail, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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A tool which is one for all

Reviewed 2 years ago

Splunk has made me realize the ability to correlate different data from different realms altogether and generate valuable insights.

Pros

The ability to use this software for security operations, data analysis, creating dashboards, generating tickets and everything else

Cons

Splunk uses its own SPL, which is not very easy to learn. However, there are lots of documentation that Splunk provides to its customers. There is paid training available which is useful for beginners to learn.

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Surabhi M.

Information Technology and Services, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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One of the best monitoring solutions for different platform.

Reviewed 2 months ago
Pros

Best tracking and data analysis tool which help to monitor and manage the server and system component in very effective way. Real time Visualization helps to take the quick decision so that desired action can be taken to avoid failure.Best data collection in the forms of log and which helps to define the best set of automation jobs to fix the issue.

Cons

There are few components or observation like,1. most of the time observes the slowness in the performance.2. Sometime observe the delay in the issue or updated log reflection on the portal. 3. Need more storage to manage and maintain the lo g which impact organizational costing and budget.

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Information Technology and Services, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Helpful tool for troubleshooting and analyzing data/logs

Reviewed 3 months ago

The overall experience has been good. Splunk definitely helped improve our troubleshooting capabilities.

Pros

Splunk is great for monitoring, logging, and analyzing the large volume of data on the servers. Our support teams use Splunk to collect data/logs from the servers and troubleshoot product related issues. We introduced Splunk few years ago in our organization and it helped improve our defect/issue analysis and problem solving abilities

Cons

While Splunk is not too complex, it also requires a certain level of skillset to decipher the information. It may take a while to figure things out if you are a new user, or someone with limited technical knowledge

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stephanie b.

Information Technology and Services, 10,001+ employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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With Splunk Enterprise , we can rapidly detect and get rid of bottlenecks.

Reviewed 3 months ago

Splunk Enterprise is the basis of our SIEM. We use it for log correlation and analysis. It collect events from multiple sources for analysis. I love using Splunk enterprise. It is the best platform that we have for monitoring data and identifying issues in real time.

Pros

The tool can collect all sorts of data from diffuse sources and preform advanced analytics on it. It has powerful monitoring capabilities useful in threat identification and maintaining the health of our IT infrastructure. Splunk enterprise helps us to foresee, trends through machine learning which has been a crucial to making informed business decisions.

Cons

Training new users is tough, the learning curve is very steep and it gets overwhelming for them. The installation and configuration process is very long and needs a lot of time.

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vikas k.

Information Technology and Services, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Best application for monitoring of SAP system, server and database health

Reviewed 7 months ago

Overall Splunk Enterprise is excellent and one of the best business application for early analysis of system performance. Also, tool is really fast and provides analytical report of every system, which is really useful for detailed analysis.

Pros

Sofware is really excellent and best suited for small and large scale business who would like their systems, interfaces, server space and database health check to be performed.

Cons

Sometimes the Splunk alerts creates multiple tickets in ITSM tool during issue. Hence it may result in spending sometime for closure of open incidents.

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Amit G.

Telecommunications, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Best tool for Distributed logs data analysis

Reviewed 3 years ago

We have several micro-services deployed in production which require to lookup application access as well as server logs and analyze data for their usage. We created several reports/charts for visualization. We use splunk as security logs tool to see the firewall traffic, tracing any vulnerable access, any database related crash ..etc. It helps easily to find issue and fixed quickly by black listed in system.

Pros

Splunk Enterprise is best tool to analyze the data based on different visualization. It help us to lookup distributed logs for micro-services . It enables field based lookup. For complex logging, we can use search query using expression. We can create multiple reports/charts for visualization such as a pie or bar chart for our data. Best feature what i like , We can visualize our search results and share them with others using dashboard panels. If Already have a dashboard, we can add a new panel from a report, clone from another dashboard, or add a prebuilt panel. Fully customization available. Interfaces is very flexible. We export it in different formats, or refresh it to visualize the newest data. Online Support is available through different community.

Cons

Search query builder is fully based on technical. for Non technical users, its really difficult to lookup logs. Sometimes, error thrown by query builder is more difficult to understand. Deep Learning is required to use splunk for production data. For Large application installation, it need to manage more.

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kalaiselvan k.

Information Technology and Services, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Splunk review

Reviewed 4 years ago

Overall, it is a very good monitoring tool for an support team and developers for doing root cause analysis.

Pros

Splunk Visually represents the logs mainly from production servers in the web UI . People who Usually has no access to logs in production servers, will access the logs through splunk UI with very simplified and friendly search query. It has lot of features like you can query for particular date and time range with specific characters. The search engine is very fast which will bring the query response effectively. we can access all types of logs including XML and JSON. we can create a custom dashboard with custom query for each projects and can relatively trigger the email to the support team in case of any issues. This tool is boon for production support team in any enterprise company.

Cons

Licensing cost is quite higher for enterprise usage. Query response time will be slow when you are searching for relatively longer history(Eg. 3 months old data)

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Frank M.

Computer Software, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Doing setup redundant servers without Splunk

Reviewed 2 years ago

Saved my a$$ many times. In a multi-server environment, if you don't have Splunk or something like it, it will be a nightmare to try and coordinate the various log files involved.

Pros

Several of our applications are distributed across multiple systems. It is the same software running on each server but doing the same job for different users. Each server would generate its own log files. When things went wrong, we used Splunk to be able to see what was going on on each server. Click a few buttons and you get two logs from two different servers listed together coordinated by time. But that leads you to discover that the issue came from a separate upstream or downstream server, then bring in those logs too . . . all coordinated by time. Don't get me wrong, the IT guys love these tools for their own enterprise reasons, but as a server stack developer, this was a resource I used OFTEN.

Cons

I never fully grokked their SQL like language. I could do basic things daily without issue. However, I often had to hit the documentation to do anything more than a simple "find this" query.

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shashank v.

Information Technology and Services, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Best Tool for Monitoring Purposes.

Reviewed 4 years ago

As a user of Splunk, we generally used to monitor the log provided by the server clusters belonging to a tool called API Connect. As the logs are stored in Splunk, we tally the transaction count from API Connect tool and filter the log search in Splunk with a particular search query. We can download the logs of particular time and date of API Connect servers in case of transaction count issues. We...

Pros

1) Accepts multiple data formats like CSV, JSON, XML 2) Does the hard work for us i.e converting machine data to a human-readable format. 3) Can create customized alerts to serve our business purpose. 4) Searching on the based on queries is pretty simple. 5) We can create dashboards to analyze and visualize our search results. 6) Can export the log content to our Personal computers. 7) Setting up plugins and integrating with any tool that needs monitoring is pretty easy. 8) Technical support for the Splunk is very quick as they have a dedicated staff for that.

Cons

I did not find any flaws with this software.

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Mark M.

Religious Institutions, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Excellent logging and troubleshooting tool

Reviewed 4 years ago

As a software quality assurance engineer, I love that I can setup a single dashboard where I can then view the same data from any lane I select from a dropdown. If I see a problem in the Test lane, I can quickly check all of the other lanes for the same issue by simply changing the dropdown value.

Pros

Splunk can give you extreme insights into how your systems and software are functioning. Not only is the search very flexible and powerful, the customizable dashboards give a status report at a glance into trends, problems and performance. You can also set up email alerts when errors occur limiting the need to have Splunk opened on your machine all the time.

Cons

Splunk has a learning curve. They have extensive documentation but it isn't intuitive and some features are buried pretty deep. We have an onsite expert who holds bimonthly meetings to answer questions in a group forum.

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André L.

Chemicals, 201-500 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Very reliable and powerful resource

Reviewed 2 years ago

On business side we have a lot of logs, informations provided for a very different resources, the most beautiful thing about Splunk is to consolidate everything on just one place, and the ease to extract this information make Splunk the most powerful resource to gather and extract data from every resource that you have logs, even if you are using Windows or Linux, Splunk covers both.

Pros

Ease of use, you can extract any kind of information using commands provided by the software vendor. The other good thing about this software is the easy implentation on the servers, and the configuration is basic.

Cons

For people that are not used to use command lines, it might be a liitle bit difficult on the beggining.

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Parth P.

Computer Software, 501-1,000 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Monitoring Tool Splunk

Reviewed a year ago

With Splunk anything identified with the application backend logs and observing, it's extremely suitable to utilize, in light of which we can make different dashboards. For server Monitoring, Splunk logs are not exceptionally accommodating. It totally depends on log explanations, assuming articulation isn't organized in standard organization, and it gives mistaken outcomes.

Pros

Splunk Light is ideal for independent on-premise organization. Augment endpoint logging. Can find and store logs from a wide range of resources. Customization of dashboards. Making applications dependent on your requirements.

Cons

Complex generally design. Long execution time. The instrument needs to incorporate AI to comprehend the framework logs and alarming ought to be founded on the auto learning.

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shaik a.

201-500 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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One of the best place to check large amount of the logs information.Every companies best tool.

Reviewed 5 years ago

make our business life easy

Pros

The best thing about this software is i love its UI part and its dashboard where it provides the logs of all the enterprise application every business which has large amount of the transactions being held are required to maintain this tool and its logging and search frequency are very much loved and dash board has very colourful UI and easily understandable

Cons

There is no least about this software but we are looking for some more enhanced featured like optimisation and all

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Carlo T.

Financial Services, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Splunk Review

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

The software includes various configuration possibilities to organize and aggregate the logs of different systems. Very useful tool for monitoring IT infrastructure activities.

Cons

At the moment we have found no negative aspects.

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Satish C.

Computer Software, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Excellent tool for logs & data anlaysis

Reviewed 3 years ago

As a developer/operations team member i felt this tool is excellent to analyse any logs or texts

Pros

log analysis, text patterns, statistics and graphing

Cons

Too much of programming, not easy for laymans to write queries.

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Damon D.

Computer Software, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used other for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Worth the Learning Curve

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

As a software engineer, Splunk helps me debug issues in my microservice applications. The Splunk forwarders are efficient and quickly collect logging from multiple server instances. The timestamp resolution is precise making it easier to track down race conditions. The reporting and pivot tables are powerful ways to visualize frequency of api calls once you learn the syntax.

Cons

Splunk forwarders that collect the data from applications can sometimes hang and need to be restarted. The amount of traffic that can be collected has maximum caps based on your subscription.

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Ryan M.

Public Relations and Communications,

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Very Powerful and easy to administer

Reviewed 8 years ago
Pros

It very easy to jump in and learn. Installation, configuration, and administration is very easy. Use of the product such as Search/Dashboard can seem daunting at first but is actually very simple. Splunk has very good documentation and community support. I am always able to find answers to my questions by using Splunk Answers and/or the IRC channel.

Cons

Licensing and pricing in general. Managing the license usage can be annoying and paying for more can be costly. There have been quite a few times where small issues with our log intensive systems have caused license violations. Scenarios like this are usually avoidable with small changes to the Splunk configuration but it can be tedious.

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Davis M.

Computer Software, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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The most expensive tool, requiring highly-skilled employees, capable of limitless value

Reviewed 5 months ago

Splunk's SPL is a flexible, straight forward query-language with aspects of SQL, R, Python, and Bash. The fact that an analyst can learn to be an engineer through using the platform provides ease of growth. It is unmatched in its automation to make data actionable, while providing reporting and visualization capabilities.

Pros

Splunk is provides a single tool for log aggregation, log analysis, and visualizations. Threat hunting, applying threat intelligence, and incident response are easily repeatable; pushing organizations to proactive security processes.

Cons

Splunk is expensive, especially when an organizations is exploring and building new security or data use cases. It also requires a lot of engineering maintenance, making the quality of the data highly-dependent on the skill(s) of those supporting it. Many organizations do not maximize its benefit because it is poorly managed or supported by low-skilled employees.

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THOMAS Z.

Telecommunications, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Splunk an Enterprise Business intelligent user tool

Reviewed 2 years ago

Is a robust and intelligent management tool that enables everyone with user computer knowledge to navigate in real-time, consolidate vast data into a visualized report of dashboard features , reliable and web based, no major equipment required for setup, user need a smartphone or compute to access the platform through the web, you can navigate the system as long as you have computer knowledge without any training required(user friendly) .

Pros

It an intelligent business tool that provided me an opportunity to customize and build report from large volume of data from different departments within the 13 Africa countries in telecommunication sectors. The platform allows data to be consolidated accordingly to the organization need and produces visualized reports of dashboard features. I also noted that the system can analyst unstructured large volume of data speedily and is reliable and web based allowing for user flexible accessible from any part of the world if you have internet. The systems have been reliable and secured from the time (2 years) I started using it without any system intermittent, system errors and cyber-attack.

Cons

The system is built and use-able with structured and unstructured organization though the price in foreign currency could hamper small and medium organization to use it especially in most Africa country where the local currency has depreciated against the major trading foreign currency.so the Forex pricing is a challenge. The navigation of the platform will require minor training though if the user is computer proficient, they would management with minor challenge and interpretation of the data. So, first time user it can be difficult to use it It will depend on internet for access and internet tend to be pricey in most African country and therefore could increase the business cost for small and medium enterprise. It can increase business cost if not fully used

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Gabe M.

Information Technology and Services, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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A powerful log aggregation solution with immensely useful tools built-in for popular applications.

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

- Free to use for small 500MB or less daily ingress, quite nice for small use cases and learning - No development work required to deploy and provide value. - Deployment flexibility: client agents are available to use, or clientless configurations for multiple OS platforms. It's also very easy to deploy, not just flexible. its a very simple affair. - Segmentation of logs: You can create separate...

Cons

- Price: This product is not free for more than the minimal use. Pricing can be very expensive, relative to open source offerings. That is the trade-off you pay for not having in-house development of open source offerings. As this product is priced based on gigabytes of indexed logs, it is important to understand the scope of licensing necessary for your environment to determine if it is a good fit for your organization. - Watch your saved queries and hardware resources: Users have the ability to create and save queries. Like in database queries, some are more efficient than others. Large inefficient queries can be very resource-intensive. If you notice slowness in day-to-day queries, or navigation in the UI, or resource use in contention, keep an eye on saved queries and user practices.

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Idaly M.

Semiconductors, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Powerful SIEM system that meets our expectations.

Reviewed 8 days ago

We are using Splunk Enterprise for log correlation, the analytics are accurate and it catches errors right away which improves our internal capabilities, it is a special service that collects data from different data sources very accurately to catch future issues, the reports are detailed and understandable. It has features that streamline manual work, improve our security and our protection in our IT infrastructure.

Pros

I really like the platform, the data collection is ideal and the reports are detailed, it is the most appropriate SIEM service to monitor our IT infrastructure, it is an ideal software to take preventive measures, it is easy to customize the dashboards, the monitoring is constant and it gives us security in real time, the alerts are accurate and it helps us understand what is happening and fix it before it becomes serious.

Cons

It is a somewhat expensive service but with more powerful features than other free SIEM systems, and it is a bit complex to set up and use for inexperienced users, so a lot of help should be sought from experienced staff and support team at first.