Splunk Inc., a provider of software for real-time operational intelligence, is helping improve operations on campuses around the world, particularly in the areas of IT infrastructure, applications management, and security. The University of Melbourne in Australia, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Lone Star College System, and Virginia Tech are the latest additions to the list of more than 275 universities using Splunk software to gather critical insights from real-time analysis of machine data in order to identify the next potential crisis, rather than chase the last one.
“Universities have some of the most complex IT infrastructures in the world, and this makes them extremely vulnerable,” said Mark Seward, senior director of security and compliance marketing, Splunk. “It’s the ultimate bring-your-own-device (BYOD) situation. Security threats are constantly evolving. Splunk collects massive amounts of data and helps users detect unknown and persistent threats. Splunk’s powerful search language and visualization capabilities deliver real-time views and true service-level reporting.”