What Is Splunk Enterprise?

Trusted by 92 of the fortune 100, Splunk is a customizable data analytics platform that empowers you to investigate, monitor, analyze and act. From IT to security to business operations, Splunk is the data-to-everything platform that enables you to take action in real-time. With Splunk, you can predict and prevent IT problems, streamline your entire security stack, minimize unplanned downtime, and explore and visualize business processes for increased transparency all in one platform.

Who Uses Splunk Enterprise?

Organizations worldwide that want to create real-time business impact from their data. Solutions for IT, security, IoT and business operations.

Where can Splunk Enterprise be deployed?

Cloud, SaaS, Web-based, Mac (Desktop), Windows (Desktop), Windows (On-Premise), Linux (On-Premise), Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile)

About the vendor

  • Splunk
  • Located in San Francisco, US
  • Founded in 2012
  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France and 9 others


Chinese, English, French, German, Italian and 6 others

Splunk Enterprise pricing

Starting Price:

  • Yes, has free trial
  • Yes, has free version

Splunk Enterprise has a free version and offers a free trial. Splunk Enterprise paid version starts at US$1,800.00/year.

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About the vendor

  • Splunk
  • Located in San Francisco, US
  • Founded in 2012
  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France and 9 others


Chinese, English, French, German, Italian and 6 others

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Features of Splunk Enterprise

  • AI/Machine Learning
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Monitoring
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Anti Virus
  • Application Security
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Audit Trail
  • Bandwidth Monitoring
  • Baseline Manager
  • Behavioral Analytics
  • CPU Monitoring
  • Capacity Management
  • Change Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Configuration Management
  • Connectivity Management
  • Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA)
  • Cost Management
  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Customizable Reports
  • Dashboard
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Aggregation
  • Data Analysis Tools
  • Data Visualization
  • Diagnostic Tools
  • Endpoint Management
  • Firewalls
  • IP Address Monitoring
  • IT Monitoring
  • Incident Management
  • Incident Reporting
  • Internet Usage Monitoring
  • Intrusion Detection System
  • Inventory Management
  • Investigation Management
  • Issue Auditing
  • Knowledge Management
  • Log Analysis
  • Log Collection
  • Machine Learning
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Cloud Management
  • Multiple Data Sources
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Network Analysis
  • Network Monitoring
  • Patch Management
  • Performance Analysis
  • Performance Metrics
  • Policy Management
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Remediation Management
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Resource Management
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Scheduling
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Server Logs
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
  • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
  • Task Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Threat Intelligence
  • Threshold Alerts
  • Ticket Management
  • Uptime Reporting
  • Visual Analytics
  • Visual Discovery
  • Vulnerability Protection
  • Vulnerability Scanning

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Reviews of Splunk Enterprise

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Reviews by company size (employees)

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  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001

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Sachin S.
Sachin S.
DevOps Engineeer in India
Verified LinkedIn User
Computer Software, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Splunk: A Monitoring Tool for all your needs

5 2 weeks ago New

Comments: If i have put a word it would say "Fantastic". The functionalities Splunk provides eases team to manage/monitor their IT infrastructure and internal application you will be well aware about the performance of your applications. Setup alerting and take necessary actions in stipulated time to overcome all the issues which may affect your application performance.


Splunk offers various features whether you need to setup monitoring on your server, application logs based on logs ingestion set alerts so that teams got notified on real time and take actions accordingly. In this way, it helps to monitor application which are mission critical. You can make dashboards in Splunk where you can configure various components such indexes, data inputs and schedule reports as well. To achieve additional functionalities we can install third party apps as well such as AWS Add on for cloud watch log ingestion.


From Admin perspective, I found user access management a little difficult. The roles of access management becomes complicated because some time the config files for that didn't came very handy. Other then that I think all in all Splunk provides fulfill all of the requirements.

Shabbir S.
security analyst in United Arab Emirates
Information Technology & Services, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Complete Security operations with Splunk

5 7 months ago

Comments: Splunk data visualization and its analytics handling chunks of data is exceptional.


Data visualization, Analytics skills with AI-powered and can handle data in TB/per day without any interruptions in services. Live dashboards, developing use-cases and their capabilities (correlation).


complex architecture and efficient skills are required, financial is also not feasible for small and medium customers. no inbuilt query builders for beginners to understand the platform.

Alternatives Considered: AlienVault OSSIM

Reasons for Choosing Splunk Enterprise: Its niche player was can handle only a few products data and not so feasible in terms of query building and customization in dashboards. Good for small businesses not for enterpraises.

Switched From: AlienVault OSSIM

Reasons for Switching to Splunk Enterprise: Not so feasible in handling data and its simple architecture cannot handle logs from all the data sources.

Patrick M.
IT Application SR Dev in US
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Spunk Review

3 5 years ago


It allows me to bring a lot of information into one friendly view. It's a great security audit tool.


It has limited functionality. It is a very memory intensive system. It does not integrate with Lennox.

Arunsanthoshkumar A.
Arunsanthoshkumar A.
Senior Staff Engineer in India
Verified LinkedIn User
Computer Software, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Splunk - Real time Log Master to handle volume data

4 last month New

Comments: Very good for log analysis and data continuous analytics.


INgestion of the huge volume of the data. q


Reporting commands on volume data and training documentation on the reporting.

Verified Reviewer
Platform Architect in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Financial Services, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Splunk is a great solution for SIEM and also for monitoring your infrastructure

5 2 years ago

Comments: We needed a way to monitor our internal environment and start to be more proactive with issues, so we started sending all of our logs to Splunk and we we able to get insights we did not know we needed. It is a great solution and they are constantly innovating.


Splunk makes it easy to search through various data including logs. In the past I have had to pour through logs in order to find the one lines among the 100 of thousands of lines. Splunk allows me to search through those logs in a matter of seconds vs the hours it used to take.


Most of enterprise setup is done through the command line. It would be nice to have cluster configuration (index creation) as part of the UI.

Alternatives Considered: Elastic Stack

Reasons for Switching to Splunk Enterprise: Spelunking was simple to setup and the customer service is great. It performed very well and proved to be a valuable assets to run in Production.