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Splunk Case Study

Securian Financial Group Tackles Security, IT Operations and DevOps with the Splunk Cloud Platform

Introduction

This case study of Securian Financial Group is based on an October 2021 survey of Splunk customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Splunk has centralized our log aggregation and made it possible to view activity across all divisions and teams.” — Bob Barnes, DevOps Engineer, Securian Financial Group

Challenges

Previously utilizing an in-house solution, Securian Financial Group faced challenges in accessing, ingesting, searching, and monitoring siloed data across the organization before implementing Splunk.

Use Case

Securian Financial Group is using Splunk Security, IT Operations, DevOps, and the Cloud Platform. The Splunk features/capabilities that have been the most valuable to their organization:

  • Powerful searching, reporting and analyzing capabilities
  • Highly secure environment that meets rigorous security and compliance standards

Bob Barnes, DevOps Engineer at Securian Financial Group, rates Splunk superior compared to other solutions for the following:

  • Powerful searching, reporting and analyzing capabilities
  • Stream unstructured data from all systems, devices and people
  • Reallocate time-consuming tasks to Splunk to focus on high-value use case delivery
  • React quickly using descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics
  • Highly secure environment that meets rigorous security and compliance standards

Results

Since using Splunk, the organization benefited from:

  • Ensured business resilience by empowering their people to predict, identify and solve problems in real time
  • Reduced time spent on administrative tasks, freeing up time for other priorities
  • Modernized and strengthened their cyber defenses to lower the risk of data breach, IP theft and fraud
  • Reduced downtime, keeping mission-critical applications and infrastructure up and running

Splunk has enabled Securian Financial to combat threats with actionable intelligence and advanced analytics that scale with their needs. As for their use of Splunk Cloud, the Securian team has tackled tough cloud complexity challenges to avoid costly overages, consolidate toolsets and gain overall cloud confidence, all with an ROI within 12 months.

Overall, Securian Financial has significantly improved through modernization and strengthening of their cyber defenses to lower the risk of data breach, IP theft and fraud. Other improvements they noted?

  • Ensuring business resilience by empowering their people to predict, identify and solve problems in real time: improved
  • Reducing time spent on administrative tasks to free up time for other priorities
  • Reducing downtime, to keep mission-critical applications and infrastructure up and running

Splunk Case Study

The Aerospace Corporation: All-In on Splunk for an Immediate ROI

Introduction

This case study of The Aerospace Corporation is based on an October 2021 survey of Splunk customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We started using Splunk to ingest license logs. From the beginning we saw value added immediately. Troubleshooting a problem was an easy search away.” —Ken Lester, System Administrator, The Aerospace Corporation

Challenges

The business challenges that led The Aerospace Corporation to evaluate and ultimately select Splunk:

  • Accessing, ingesting, searching and/or monitoring siloed data across organization
  • Too much time/resources on time-consuming admin tasks instead of high-value use case delivery
  • Slow time-to-value on our IT solutions and endeavors

Use Case

The Splunk features/capabilities that have been the most valuable to their organization:

  • Powerful searching, reporting and analyzing capabilities
  • Ability to stream unstructured data from all systems, devices and people
  • Ability to reallocate time-consuming tasks to Splunk to focus on high-value use case delivery
  • Ability to react quickly using descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics

The Aerospace Corporation is using Splunk Security, IT Operations and DevOps on the Enterprise Platform and rates Splunk superior on the following compared to other solutions:

  • Powerful searching, reporting and analyzing capabilities
  • Stream unstructured data from all systems, devices and people
  • React quickly using descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics

Results

The benefits the organization experienced since using Splunk:

  • Reduced time spent on administrative tasks, freeing up time for other priorities
  • Easily onboarded new teams and use cases with an ability to scale quickly and on-demand
  • Reduced downtime, keeping mission-critical applications and infrastructure up and running

Ken Lester, System Administrator, says, “Splunk has provided end-to-end service visibility and streamlined incident resolution while offering predictive analytics that are so crucial to our business. We saw a return on our investment immediately.”

Since using Splunk, the company has experienced significant improvements in:

  • Ensuring business resilience by empowering their people to predict, identify and solve problems in real time
  • Reducing time spent on administrative tasks, freeing up time for other priorities
  • Modernizing and strengthening their cyber defenses to lower the risk of data breach, IP theft and fraud
  • Reducing downtime, keeping mission-critical applications and infrastructure up and running
  • Achieving faster time to market for new apps, improving developer efficiency

Splunk Case Study

Emergent Technology Gets a Better View Using Splunk for IT Ops, Security and Monitoring Sensor Data

Introduction

This case study of Emergent Technology is based on an October 2021 survey of Splunk customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Across a number of businesses, I have found that Splunk has given me visibility of what is happening in my environments, whether that be in business, at a client or even my home aquarium.” —Christopher Moran, IT Architect, Emergent Technology

Challenges

The business challenges that led Emergent Technology to evaluate and ultimately select Splunk include:

  • Accessing, ingesting, searching and/or monitoring siloed data across organization
  • Too much time/resources on time-consuming admin tasks instead of high-value use case delivery

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Splunk that the surveyed company uses:

  • The Splunk features/capabilities that have been the most valuable to their organization:
    • Powerful searching, reporting and analyzing capabilities
    • Ability to stream unstructured data from all systems, devices and people
  • How their organization is using Splunk:
    • Security
    • IT Operations
    • Monitoring sensor data
  • Rates Splunk as superior on the following compared to other solutions:
    • Powerful searching, reporting and analyzing capabilities
    • Stream unstructured data from all systems, devices and people
    • Reallocate time-consuming tasks to Splunk to focus on high-value use case delivery
    • React quickly using descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics
    • Highly secure environment that meets rigorous security and compliance standards

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Splunk:

  • The benefits their organization experienced since using Splunk:
    • Ensured business resilience by empowering their people to predict, identify and solve problems in real time
    • Modernized and strengthened our cyber defenses to lower the risk of data breach, IP theft and fraud
    • Reduced downtime, keeping mission-critical applications and infrastructure up and running
    • A better view of everything I work on
  • They agree with the following statements after using Splunk:
    • Splunk has enabled us to combat threats with actionable intelligence and advanced analytics that scale with our needs.
    • Splunk has helped us tackle tough cloud complexity challenges to avoid costly overages, consolidate toolsets and gain overall cloud confidence.
    • Splunk has provided end-to-end service visibility and streamlined incident resolution while offering predictive analytics that are so crucial to our business.
  • They saw a return on their investment in Splunk within 7-12 months.
  • Rates as significantly improved in the following areas since using Splunk:
    • Ensure business resilience by empowering their people to predict, identify and solve problems in real time
    • Reduce time spent on administrative tasks, freeing up time for other priorities
    • Modernize and strengthen their cyber defenses to lower the risk of data breach, IP theft and fraud
    • Reduce downtime, keeping mission-critical applications and infrastructure up and running

Splunk Case Study

Myriad Genetics Chooses Splunk to Boost Its Monitoring Capabilities in Its Labs, the Cloud, and Data Centers

Introduction

This case study of Myriad Genetics is based on an October 2021 survey of Splunk customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Splunk has helped us monitor various aspects of our business, from the robots in our labs to our application servers in the cloud and in our data centers.” —Larry Shatzer, Engineer, Myriad Genetics

Challenges

The business challenges that led Myriad Genetics to evaluate and ultimately select Splunk, switching from its in-house solution:

  • Accessing, ingesting, searching and/or monitoring siloed data across organization
  • Too much time/resources on time-consuming admin tasks instead of high-value use case delivery
  • Issues maintaining compliance/meeting security standards
  • The inability to ensure an excellent customer experience while using our products/services
  • Slow time-to-value on our IT solutions and endeavors

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Splunk that the surveyed company uses:

  • The Splunk features/capabilities that have been the most valuable to their organization:
    • Powerful searching, reporting and analyzing capabilities
    • Ability to stream unstructured data from all systems, devices and people
    • Ability to reallocate time-consuming tasks to Splunk to focus on high-value use case delivery
    • Ability to react quickly using descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics
  • How their organization is using Splunk:
    • DevOps
    • Cloud Platform
    • Enterprise Platform
  • Rates Splunk as superior on the following compared to other solutions:
    • Powerful searching, reporting and analyzing capabilities
    • Stream unstructured data from all systems, devices and people
    • Reallocate time-consuming tasks to Splunk to focus on high-value use case delivery
    • React quickly using descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics
    • Highly secure environment that meets rigorous security and compliance standards

Results

Myriad Genetics achieved the following results with Splunk:

  • The benefits the organization experienced since using Splunk:
    • Reduced time spent on administrative tasks, freeing up time for other priorities
    • Easily onboarded new teams and use cases with an ability to scale quickly and on-demand
    • Reduced downtime, keeping mission-critical applications and infrastructure up and running
  • They agree with the following statements after using Splunk:
    • Splunk has enabled us to combat threats with actionable intelligence and advanced analytics that scale with our needs.
    • Splunk has helped us tackle tough cloud complexity challenges to avoid costly overages, consolidate toolsets and gain overall cloud confidence.
    • Splunk has provided end-to-end service visibility and streamlined incident resolution while offering predictive analytics that are so crucial to our business.
  • They saw a return on their investment in Splunk within 1-6 months.
  • Rates improvements in the following areas since using Splunk:
    • Ensure business resilience by empowering their people to predict, identify and solve problems in real time
    • Reduce time spent on administrative tasks, freeing up time for other priorities
    • Reduce downtime, keeping mission-critical applications and infrastructure up and running
    • Achieve faster time to market for new apps, improving developer efficiency