Virtual Event: Threat Detection and Incident Response Summit - Watch Sessions
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Security Architecture

Splunk Adds Features, Boosts Performance in Splunk Enterprise 4.3

Splunk, the fast growing provider of software that helps organizations gather and make use of machine data from a diverse set of sources, today launched the latest release of its flagship product, Splunk Enterprise.

Splunk, the fast growing provider of software that helps organizations gather and make use of machine data from a diverse set of sources, today launched the latest release of its flagship product, Splunk Enterprise.

Splunk The new version, Splunk 4.3, brings new features including a new user interface that does not rely on Adobe Flash, which is key in the interface for Splunk Anywhere, the company’s mobile offering, making it compatible on non-Flash-enabled mobile devices including iPads and iPhones.

Additionally, Splunk 4.3 brings increases in performance, including support of up to 10x more concurrent users and 10x faster “needle in a haystack” search, on the same deployment.

Updates to Splunk’s dashboard enable easy customization for end users. Previously, users would have to edit XML files to change dashboards. In terms of manageability, users can now access real-time and historical analysis in a single step, as well as access granular trend data at-a-glance via “sparklines”. Users can also preview new data sources before indexing it.

Splunk 4.3 ScreenshotFor the IT security professional, Spunk 4.3 brings easier alignment to complex enterprise security policies and expanded controls for operational monitoring .

Expedia, which participated in the Splunk 4.3 beta program, shared some of its experiences and feedback on the product. “Almost everything I do using Splunk’s user interface takes half the time in 4.3. The new features mean that I am able to do so much more, and in a more intuitive way,” said Eddie Satterly, senior director of architecture & engineering at Expedia. “At Expedia, we have over 2,700 users of Splunk, and being able to provide dashboards on iPads means we can get more data to more people when they want it.”

“Splunk is at the forefront of helping organizations harness their big data,” said Rachel Chalmers, research director of infrastructure management at The 451 Group. “Splunk 4.3 is an exciting, logical and evolutionary step that embraces mobility and increased ease of use. Splunk 4.3 is especially important for business users, with dashboards that provide insights — integrating real-time and historical data for analysis, and which are easy for business users to personalize on the fly.”

San Francisco-based Splunk has more than 400 employees worldwide, and 8 offices around the world and claims more than 3,300 organizations as customers.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Written By

For more than 10 years, Mike Lennon has been closely monitoring the threat landscape and analyzing trends in the National Security and enterprise cybersecurity space. In his role at SecurityWeek, he oversees the editorial direction of the publication and is the Director of several leading security industry conferences around the world.

Click to comment

Daily Briefing Newsletter

Subscribe to the SecurityWeek Email Briefing to stay informed on the latest threats, trends, and technology, along with insightful columns from industry experts.

SecurityWeek’s Threat Detection and Incident Response Summit brings together security practitioners from around the world to share war stories on breaches, APT attacks and threat intelligence.


Securityweek’s CISO Forum will address issues and challenges that are top of mind for today’s security leaders and what the future looks like as chief defenders of the enterprise.


Expert Insights

Related Content

Artificial Intelligence

ChatGPT is increasingly integrated into cybersecurity products and services as the industry is testing its capabilities and limitations.

Identity & Access

Hackers rarely hack in anymore. They log in using stolen, weak, default, or otherwise compromised credentials. That’s why it’s so critical to break the...

Network Security

Attack surface management is nothing short of a complete methodology for providing effective cybersecurity. It doesn’t seek to protect everything, but concentrates on areas...

Application Security

Fortinet on Monday issued an emergency patch to cover a severe vulnerability in its FortiOS SSL-VPN product, warning that hackers have already exploited the...


Out of the 335 public recommendations on a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy made since 2010, 190 were not implemented by federal agencies as of December...

Risk Management

In this virtual summit, SecurityWeek brings together expert defenders to share best practices around reducing attack surfaces in modern computing.

Artificial Intelligence

Microsoft and Mitre release Arsenal plugin to help cybersecurity professionals emulate attacks on machine learning (ML) systems.

Incident Response

Implementation of security automation can be overwhelming, and has remained a barrier to adoption