Splunk for Security (Enterprise)
Splunk collects, indexes and harnesses all the fast moving machine data generated by your applications, servers and devices - physical, virtual and in the cloud.
Use Splunk to search, alert and report in real time on any user, network, system or application activity, configuration changes, and other IT data from one place. Eliminate the need for multiple consoles and follow the trail of an attacker from one place. Perform more in-depth analysis and respond to incidents faster and more thoroughly, lowering your risk and exposure.
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* Accelerate incident response
* Lower exposure and risk
* Identify unanticipated threats before exposure occurs
* Continuously observe the changing threat landscape
* Eliminate false positives
* Make your people smarter and more effective
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Splunk will be the first place you turn when you get an alert or a report of any suspicious activity.
Its easy to monitor security events across the IT stack. Search for traffic violations in your router and firewall logs, find access violations on servers and applications, or look for unauthorized or unsafe configuration changes
Splunk gives you the power to make sophisticated fraud detection a reality.
Equip your organization with the flexible analysis capability you need to detect insider threat of all kinds.
Splunk gives you a single place to generate reports across all of your IT infrastructure and technologies.
With an Enterprise Splunk license you can index from 500 MB/day and get access to the following additional features;
* Receive data routed from other Splunk servers
* Distributed search and clustering
* Access controls and multiple user accounts
* Deployment server
* Download Splunk here
Splunk's pricing model is simple - licensed perpetually, pricing is based on the peak daily volume of raw uncompressed data indexed. If you need to increase your license to index more data later on, you can upgrade at anytime.
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Incident handling is a vast topic, but here are a few tips for you to consider in your incident response. I hope you never have to use them, but the odds are at some point you will and I hope being ready saves you pain (or your job!).
- Have an incident response plan.
- Pre-define your incident response team
- Define your approach: watch and learn or contain and recover.
- Pre-distribute call cards.
- Forensic and incident response data capture.
- Get your users on-side.
- Know how to report crimes and engage law enforcement.
- Practice makes perfect.
I’m dating myself, but I remember when holiday shopping involved pouring through ads in the Sunday paper, placing actual phone calls from tethered land lines to research product stock and availability, and actually driving places to pick things up. Now, holiday shoppers can do all of that from a smartphone or tablet in a few seconds, but there are some security pitfalls to be aware of.