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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




About This Data

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