Splunk, a provider of software for real-time operational intelligence, has introduced the Splunk App for Stream. The extension to the Splunk platform enables the capture of real-time streaming wire data for additional insights when using Splunk Enterprise and Splunk Cloud for security, fraud detection, compliance, application management, IT operations and business analytics, and is free for Splunk Enterprise or Splunk Cloud customers.
“The Splunk App for Stream, the first product delivered from our acquisition of Cloudmeter last year, is a new approach that further enhances the value that customers can realize with Splunk software,” said Leena Joshi, senior director of solutions marketing, Splunk. “Unlike traditional and appliance-based solutions, which are difficult to deploy, especially in public cloud infrastructures, the Splunk App for Stream enables customers to gain immediate wire data access on-premises or in public, private or hybrid cloud infrastructures. It opens up for our customers a whole new class of data sets to provide continuous IT, security and business insights.”
The Splunk App for Stream can be deployed to collect, aggregate and filter wire data from both network endpoints, such as virtual machines in public clouds or virtual desktops, and the network perimeter, such as routers, switches and firewalls. With fine-grained filters and aggregation rules defined through the app interface, customers can dynamically control data volumes and capture only the wire data that is relevant for the needs of their specific analysis. By correlating wire data with other machine data, such as logs, events and metrics, customers can now gain new valuable insights into application and infrastructure performance, operational issues, transaction paths, system downtime, infrastructure relationships, security vulnerabilities, compliance and customer behavior.
More information is available about the Splunk App for Stream on the Splunk website.