Splunk Introduces New OT Offering to Enable Visibility Across Physical and Industrial Environments
SAN FRANCISCO and LAS VEGAS, July 18, 2023 — Splunk Inc., a cybersecurity and observability leader, announced Splunk Edge Hub, a new solution that simplifies the ingestion and analysis of data generated by sensors, IoT devices and industrial equipment.
Unveiled at .conf23, Splunk Edge Hub provides more complete visibility across IT and OT environments by streaming previously hard to access data directly into the Splunk platform. Supported by Splunk partner solutions and optimized to work with the Splunk platform’s predictive analytics, Splunk Edge Hub enables advanced monitoring, investigation and response to help organizations drive digital resilience across their systems.
Data Deluge at the Edge
More organizations are realizing the significant benefits of edge computing. This distributed computing framework brings data transfer and storage closer to the data sources themselves to improve response times and save bandwidth. While edge computing is emerging as a driver of innovation, the process of identifying and gathering data in large quantities across multiple physical and virtual sources can be incredibly complex, tedious and costly.
Extends Splunk’s Technology to Highly Fragmented Environments
Splunk Edge Hub streamlines edge data collection and investigation by breaking down the barriers and silos of data access across physical and virtual environments and acting as a data aggregator from other vendors’ platforms. Working right out of the box, the device can be placed in a physical environment or on top of a customer’s existing OT hardware and easily configured to immediately collect, collate and stream data to the Splunk platform.
When combined with the Splunk platform, Splunk Edge Hub enables customers to:
- Monitor environmental conditions, including water, temperature, humidity and gasses to quickly and efficiently identify and remediate problematic conditions.
- Perform predictive analytics to identify anomalies in manufacturing processes and surface early indications of equipment maintenance needs or outages, to minimize operational downtime.
- Achieve more comprehensive visibility across IT and OT environments to better detect, investigate and remediate threats and IT stressors from a single platform.
- Build custom solutions through industry experts across environments that are historically difficult to extract data from, including transportation, oil and gas and supply chain, among others.
“The only way to truly improve resilience is to be able to see everything going on within your organization,” said Tom Casey, SVP & GM of Products and Technology at Splunk. “Edge Hub is breaking down barriers and providing access to data that has historically been difficult to extract and integrate, to empower our customers with a level of visibility they have never had before. Our partners can use Splunk Edge Hub to build even more solutions across a multitude of industries that are tailor-made to their needs.”
Splunk Edge Hub will be exclusively distributed through authorized domain expert partners who can tailor the solution to solve critical business and operational challenges within their industries. Splunk Edge Hub is currently available on a Limited Availability Release in the United States, with plans to expand to EMEA and APAC. To learn about Splunk Edge Hub, connect with an authorized Splunk Edge Hub partner or to learn how to become an Splunk Edge Hub partner, visit https://www.edgehubcentral.com.
About Splunk Inc.
Splunk (NASDAQ: SPLK) helps build a safer and more resilient digital world. Organizations trust Splunk to prevent security, infrastructure and application issues from becoming major incidents, absorb shocks from digital disruptions, and accelerate digital transformation.