SAN FRANCISCO- February 28, 2017 - Splunk® Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, announced today that Splunk® Enterprise Security (Splunk ES) won the Excellence Award for Best Enterprise Security Solution at the SC Awards 2017.
'We are honored that Splunk ES earned this prestigious recognition as the Best Enterprise Security Solution by SC Media. The award is further testament that organizations around the world are hungry for analytics-driven security solutions that can detect and respond to threats while enabling real-time decision-making across security operations,' said Haiyan Song, senior vice president of security markets, Splunk. 'As advanced cyber adversaries find new avenues to penetrate valuable data, it's crucial that businesses can visualize and respond to threats faster than ever - which is why so many organizations rely on Splunk to help protect their data.'
Winners in the Excellence Award category of the SC Awards were selected by a panel of IT security experts from both the private and public sector. During the judging process, each finalist went through a rigorous evaluation that included in-depth analysis, analyst reports and/or product reviews. After a thorough and comprehensive analysis of each finalist's strengths, Splunk's Enterprise Security Solution was chosen as the winner of an Excellence Award in the Best Enterprise Security Solution category.
Splunk customers use ES as their security nerve center, combining Splunk's core security and information event management (SIEM) functionality with Splunk User Behavior Analytics (UBA). With Splunk ES, security analysts get insight into machine data generated from security technologies such as network, endpoint, access, malware, vulnerability and identity information, which arms teams with deep investigative and rapid response capabilities. This combined platform provides security analysts with a comprehensive solution that sits at the heart of the Security Operations Center (SOC) to improve threat detection and reduce time to resolution.
'Winning an Excellence Award represents hours, weeks and months of hard work, problem solving and dedication,' said Illena Armstrong, VP, editorial, SC Media. 'We are proud to recognize Splunk for its outstanding contribution to the IT security landscape.'
Splunk ES was also a SC Awards Finalist for Best SIEM and Splunk UBA was a Finalist for Best Behavior Analytics/Enterprise Threat Detection. This caps a year of strong industry recognition for Splunk, with Splunk ES being named a leader in the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) for the fourth consecutive year.
The SC Awards are recognized throughout the cybersecurity industry and are a crowning achievement for IT security professionals and products. Each year, hundreds of applications are reviewed and narrowed down to a select group of finalists that represent the best solutions, services and professionals working around the clock to protect today's businesses from an ever-changing landscape of security threats. For more information and a detailed list of categories, finalists and winners, please visit http://www.scmagazine.com/awards.