Splunk Enterprise Named Best Big Data Analytics Solution

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Government Security News 2013 Homeland Security Awards Recognize Critical Impact of Machine Data on Security Posture for Public Sector Organizations

SAN FRANCISCO - January 6, 2014 - Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of the leading software platform for real-time operational intelligence, today announced that Splunk® Enterprise has been named the Best Big Data Analytics Solution in the GSN: Government Security News 2013 Homeland Security Awards.

"Splunk is honored to be recognized by GSN as the leading big data analytics solution, and we share the honor with all those who use Splunk software in mission-critical Homeland Security projects," said Bill Cull, vice president of public sector, Splunk. "Modern security is far from simple because all data is relevant to security investigations. As a big data security intelligence platform, Splunk software enables customers to collect, search, visualize and analyze massive streams of machine data so that they can identify and act on threats in real time."

"The director of the FBI recently noted that cybersecurity is one of the largest and most dangerous threats public sector organizations will face in the near term," said Chuck Brooks, vice president and client executive for Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Xerox. "It is great to see that entries for the GSN awards, like Splunk Enterprise and the Splunk App for Enterprise Security, are at the cutting edge of cybersecurity solutions across the threat spectrum."

The award winners were selected by a panel of judges that included Brooks; Scott Greiper, president of Secure Strategy Group; Paul Goldenberg, CEO of Cardinal Point Strategies and member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC); and Matt Johnson, cybersecurity expert and veteran of the Department of Defense Intelligence Community.

GSN specializes in news, analysis, interviews, new products and technologies in all aspects of homeland security, from access control and airport security to biometrics, border protection, disaster recovery, emergency preparedness, IT security, maritime and port security, rail security, security services, state and local governments and urban security.

Learn more about Splunk Enterprise and the Splunk App for Enterprise Security on the Splunk website. Learn more about the GSN 2013 Homeland Security Awards on the GSN website.

About Splunk Inc.

Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK) provides the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence. Splunk® software and cloud services enable organizations to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine-generated big data coming from websites, applications, servers, networks, sensors and mobile devices. More than 6,400 enterprises, government agencies, universities and service providers in over 90 countries use Splunk software to deepen business and customer understanding, mitigate cybersecurity risk, prevent fraud, improve service performance and reduce cost. Splunk products include Splunk® Enterprise, Splunk Cloud™, Splunk Storm®, Hunk™ Splunk Analytics for Hadoop and premium Splunk Apps. To learn more, please visit http://www.splunk.com/company.

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