Splunk – IT Security Intelligence Partner

Splunk - It Security Intelligence Solutions PartnerSplunk provides end-to-end visibility across physical and virtual environments.  Splunk focuses on machine data, which is the bulk of what businesses generate on a daily basis.  The sheer volume of data makes it difficult for relational or multi-dimensional databases to handle.  Splunk’s main focus is on effectively managing the challenges and opportunities that mining machine data holds.  Black Diamond Solutions has partnered with Splunk to bring its clients solutions for their “big data” issues.

Splunk Enterprise Manages Multiple Data Sources

Does your enterprise generate data from the following?

  • Transaction Activity
  • System Behavior
  • Application Performance
  • User Actions
  • Security Threats
  • Fraudulent Activity
  • Manufacturing Sensors
  • RFID Information

If you answered yes to any of the above, then you may want to consider the Splunk Enterprise  solution to collect, monitor, index an analyze data.  Because of the massive scale of machine generated data, managing and analyzing is often overlooked as a way to gain insights.  Not only for IT security intelligence, but for improving business processes and identifying opportunities for growth.

Splunk Is Designed for Simplicity and Flexibility

Splunk Enterprise is simple and flexible.Other system management, SIEM and log management products that BDS surveyed in their decision to add Splunk as a partner, involved days or week of developing and configuring specific parsers and custom connectors.  This is where Splunk has a decided advantage.  Splunk connects to any data source without having to be dependent on a vendor to provide a specific connector.  If a machine generates it, Splunk can index it in real time.

System logs, configuration data, clickstream data, change events, the output of diagnostic commands, data from APIs and message queues and even logs from custom applications all feed automatically into the Splunk Enterprise solution.  This puts critical data used for troubleshooting, compliance reporting, security incident investigations and other valuable data driven tasks and analysis at your fingertips.

BDS knows that in a dynamic environment, data formats can change.  Splunk anticipates this by not relying on schemas that fail when a data format changes.  Splunk handles these types of IT challenges is real time without a hiccup.  It is this flexibility that has made Slunk such a valued partner for BDS clients.

Watch the video below to see how Splunk helps Cars.com achieve a 200% ROI on their installation of Splunk for their data.

BDS Is a Certified Splunk Partner

Black Diamond is proud to have many of its engineers and technicians certified in installing and configuring Splunk to specific client requirements.  From custom dashboards to specific problem areas of focus, BDS clients enjoy increased visibility no matter how large their machine driven data needs are.

Call us today at 312-273-1830 or contact us here to find out how Splunk can make getting a handle on managing and analyzing your “big data”.


Chicago IT Consulting Company

Chicago based IT Consulting company, Black Diamond Solutions provides outsourced IT services and solutions for Small and mid-sized businesses. Since 2004, BDS has excelled at managed IT services, including virtual infrastructures, data storage, back up, disaster recovery, compliance (PCI, HIPAA, SOX), data security and content based technology marketing, Black Diamond has helped hundreds of clients optimize their technology investments while improving productivity and minimizing risk.  BDS has been named to the CRN 2013 List of Tech Elite 250, a distinction that  recognizes “the highest commitment to technical education and top certifications”.

Contact Chicago IT consultants Black Diamond Solutions at 847-291-9090 to learn more about how BDS’s IT consulting services can help your Chicago business contain costs, improve efficiency and decrease your exposure to data security risks.  Click here to Contact Us.