Splunk Security and Observability Platforms Get Enhancements

The News: Splunk security and observability applications, Splunk Mission Control and Splunk Observability Cloud, received new feature updates to further strengthen their capabilities for enterprise users, while the new Splunk Edge Processor platform is now being made generally available to customers. The product announcements were made by the cybersecurity and observability vendor on March 21 in a Press Release on the Splunk web site.

Splunk Security and Observability Platform Gets Enhancements

Analyst Take: Splunk security and observability feature enhancements in two of the company’s core applications, Splunk Mission Control and Splunk Observability Cloud, are great news for Splunk customers as the vendor continues to drive software improvements to help business customers better manage their IT environments and workflows.

Splunk’s work in the field of IT observability is critical for enterprise customers that require 24/7 real-time capabilities to monitor massive data sets that keep their enterprise technology infrastructures running and their data secure. And with constant increases in cyberattacks around the world, the demand for increased security and observability capabilities will certainly not slow soon, making Splunk’s work even more important for users.

The new product enhancements build on the company’s commitment to continue to boost critical DevSecOps tools within its expanding portfolio of enterprise security and observability applications for enterprises.

In Splunk Mission Control, the new features include improvements that enable enterprise Security Operations Center (SOC) technicians to better detect, investigate, and respond to threats using an improved and unified work interface. Splunk Mission Control includes data intelligence capabilities, Splunk Enterprise Security for analytics, and Splunk SOAR automation and orchestration.

In Splunk Observability Cloud, the latest feature enhancements are aimed at helping security workers perform faster troubleshooting while also gaining broader visibility capabilities across their IT environments. Also provided is a new more unified approach to incident response within the application. These improvements provide security workers with deeper context and observability as well as boosted alert accuracy across an enterprise’s networks, transactions and more, all within a convenient single user interface.

The latest Splunk Incident Intelligence features in Splunk Observability Cloud provide responsive tools that help security teams diagnose, remediate, and restore critical services before users are impacted. Splunk Observability Cloud also gains new autodetect capabilities from Splunk’s Application Performance Management software, which brings in machine learning to reduce manual effort and improve the accuracy of alerts for enterprise security team users. In addition, new features brought in from Network Explorer in the Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring platform now give teams the ability to monitor and assess cloud network health and resolve issues more quickly.

Splunk Edge Processor Now Generally Available

Splunk Edge Processor, which is now generally available to all customers, provides digital resilience as well as always-fresh operational insights and control to enterprises to address the volume and content of their data before it leaves their network. The latest feature improvements in Splunk Edge Processor aim to give Splunk Cloud Platform customers increased visibility into data in motion, improved efficiency of data transformations, and flexibility to scale more cost-effectively, which are critical issues for improved monitoring.

Splunk Security and Observability Overview

The latest Splunk feature improvements in the company’s Splunk Mission Control and Splunk Observability Cloud applications are evolutionary steps that add useful new security and observability improvements to two of the company’s most powerful applications for enterprise customers.

These are noteworthy improvements that give enterprise IT security teams valuable new capabilities that will help them raise their skills and protections in the constant fight to battle cyberattacks and security breaches. I believe that these important new tool upgrades will certainly help organizations further unify, simplify, modernize, and better protect their mission-critical business workflows and operations.

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