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Splunk Pros and Cons

Splunk Pros

Practice Head-CyberSecurity at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable aspect of the solution is the dashboard. It's very intuitive.
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Principal Enterprise Architect at Aurenav Sweden AB
The reporting aspect is good and it does what I need it to do.
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CS
Data Center Architect at a outsourcing company with 201-500 employees
The flexibility of the search capability is most valuable. You can use it for more than just a basic log aggregator. It is powerful in that regard.
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IT Security Consultant at Microlan Kenya Limited
What is nice about the solution is that it makes it easy to build the queries, search for the events and then do analysis.
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SK
Senior Consultant at sectecs
What I really like is that even if you have already collected the data, you can extract fields and can build searches.
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RM
Audit Remideation/Financial Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The logs on the solution are excellent.
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DG
CSSP Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Good for log collection and log management.
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RB
Automation Specialist, Analytics at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Splunk can extract all kinds of data. There's no limitation on what kind of structured and unstructured data one needs to extract — it can access any kind of data, including machine-generated data.
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BA
Solutions Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It provides a lot of analytics with the underlying AI engine, and it is a lot easier than other solutions. There are some products that do automated AI-based detection and drawing up charts, but for network monitoring and all of the monitoring aspects, it is quite a nice tool. It is very convenient for business users because they get more or less a lot of data readily available. If you're familiar with the Splunk query language, you can pretty much do whatever you want.
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RU
Senior Solutions Architect at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
The integration is seamless with many devices and operating systems.
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Splunk Cons

Practice Head-CyberSecurity at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
There are a lot of competitive products that are doing better than what Splunk is doing on the analytics side.
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Principal Enterprise Architect at Aurenav Sweden AB
If you monitor too much, you can lose performance on your systems.
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CS
Data Center Architect at a outsourcing company with 201-500 employees
It is a good product, but the Achilles heel for a lot of organizations is the cost model for it because it gets expensive. That's because the model is based on how much data it processes a day, which can be prohibitive, especially if you have a lot of data. A lot of customers may not be ready for the sticker shock on how to fully leverage the product. I realized that the reason for that is that when it was originally designed, it was kind of like a big data modeling application. If they want to have a bigger customer base, they can come out with subsets of their product that are focused on specific things and have different pricing models. It may help with the cost.
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IT Security Consultant at Microlan Kenya Limited
Endpoint access is the only issue I can think to mention, even though the endpoint access we have with Cisco is fine.
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SK
Senior Consultant at sectecs
I would like to see more SIEM functionality and a better ticket tool.
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RM
Audit Remideation/Financial Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It could be more user friendly, in terms of the end-user experience.
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DG
CSSP Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
This is not really a monitoring solution.
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RB
Automation Specialist, Analytics at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
I'd say I am happy with the technical support, not elated. They provide great support, but sometimes they don't have the answers that I need.
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BA
Solutions Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
If you have to do your own stuff, such as customized charts, it is a little bit more work, but once you're familiar with the Splunk query language, you can pretty much do whatever you want. In terms of features, it should probably have the features that other competitors provide.
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RU
Senior Solutions Architect at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
Being a SIEM solution with a centralized dashboard, we would like to have more options to customize it.
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Learn what your peers think about Splunk. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: November 2021.
552,136 professionals have used our research since 2012.