Latest Splunk App Improves Real-Time Auditing and Monitoring of Active Directory
Maidenhead – 26th June 2012 – Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), the leading provider of software for real-time operational intelligence, today announced the availability of the Splunk App for Windows Server Active Directory. The Splunk App for Active Directory helps enable organisations to avoid service outages and provides proactive management and compliance reporting of the Active Directory – all from one place. The Splunk App for Active Directory will be demonstrated at Microsoft TechEd Europe 2012 this week in Amsterdam and joins the Splunk App™ for Microsoft® Exchange released in August 2011.
Enterprise organisations understand that Microsoft Windows Server Active Directory is the foundation of an IT infrastructure. It is the central location for user configuration information, authentication requests, and information about all the computers that run the business. When issues occur in Active Directory, the impact is felt across the business – users are unable to login, access privileges expire, email stops flowing, and systems stall. The Splunk App for Active Directory is an easy-to-deploy, proactive solution that uncovers the data needed to diagnose the issue, fix its root cause, and restore service.
“When there is a problem, we need to resolve it fast to keep the business running,” said Eric Holtzclaw, senior systems administrator, Riverbed Technology. “The Splunk App for Active Directory provides us with core monitoring and auditing information in one view. This centralised viewpoint helps us better manage our infrastructure by enabling us to resolve our issue in the shortest time possible.”
“The Splunk App for Active Directory makes it possible for administrators to avoid the problems of traditional tools that simply deliver health statistics, but miss reporting crucial compliance and auditing information,” said Scott Crawford, managing research director, Enterprise Management Associates. “Identifying security breaches and ensuring corporate compliance goals are top concerns of organisations today. The app provides real-time operational health and performance data on the infrastructure, integrated auditing features that track activity from root domains to the individual objects in an Active Directory environment, and extensive change management reports that deliver views to changes in objects and policies templates, increasing uptime.”
With the Splunk App for Active Directory users can:
• Monitor the Active Directory Forest for potential security breaches and non-compliant usage patterns.
• Audit changes to group policies, user, group, and computer objects in real time.
• View detailed topology statistics on all the objects within the Active Directory – top down from the Forest to individual user and computer accounts.
• Assess the operational health of Active Directory across site and domain boundaries.
“What makes the Splunk App for Active Directory so unique is the power it gives administrators who can now gain real-time operational intelligence on the entire Active Directory infrastructure,” said Manish Kalra, director of product marketing, Splunk. “Armed with deep insight from the data that is captured from security, system, and audit logs, performance monitors and active service monitors, Active Directory administrators are able to quickly pinpoint problems, identify security breaches, and ensure corporate compliance goals.”
The Splunk App for Active Directory is available now from Splunkbase™, the community site for Splunk apps. Please go to http://splunk-base.splunk.com/apps/51338/splunk-app-for-acti.... The Splunk App for Active Directory is available free for users who have purchased a Splunk Enterprise™ licence. Additional information is available at the Splunk App for Active Directory home page at www.splunk.com/view/active-directory/SP-CAAAG2S.
About Splunk Inc.
Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK) provides the engine for machine data™. Splunk® software collects, indexes and harnesses the massive machine data continuously generated by the websites, applications, servers, networks and mobile devices that power business. Splunk software enables organisations to monitor, search, analyse, visualise and act on massive streams of real-time and historical machine data. More than 4,000 enterprises, universities, government agencies and service providers in over 80 countries use Splunk Enterprise to gain operational intelligence that deepens business understanding, improves service and uptime, reduces cost and mitigates cyber-security risk. To learn more, please visit www.splunk.com/company.
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