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Ixia IxFlow App for Splunk Enterprise Analyzes User, Device and Application Behaviors

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Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA) announced the IxFlow App for Splunk(R) Enterprise, which integrates Ixia’s Application and Threat Intelligence (ATI) Processor with Splunk Enterprise. The app provides IT managers and teams the ability to visualize and analyze user, device and application behaviors. Additionally, the application data that is available can be used to optimize the network’s security and performance.

“We have been a longtime Splunk Enterprise and Ixia Network Visibility customer,” said Bill Baltas, Supervisory Systems Administrator for Clark County Water Reclamation District. “Ixia’s recent introduction of its Application and Threat Intelligence Processor data source, combined with analysis and visualization of the traffic in the IxFlow App for Splunk Enterprise, offers some important monitoring and troubleshooting capabilities not previously available to us in a prepackaged app.”

The Ixia ATI Processor provides deep packet inspection capability with rich layer 7 application, geo-location and device details not typically available from other data sources. In the joint solution, metadata is exported to Splunk Enterprise via Ixia’s NetFlow extensions (IxFlow), and then reported and visualized by the IxFlow application. The ATI Processor is a key component of the intelligence layer of Ixia’s Visibility Architecture and provides complete data access to monitoring and security tools.

“The integrated solution offers true layer 7 classification of hundreds of difficult to monitor traffic types from categories such as social media, streaming media and peer to peer,” Baltas continued. “Furthermore, the solution’s ability to trace application traffic by geographic location, device type and browser version is invaluable to combat the visibility challenges introduced by trends such as BYOD and remote employees.”

Splunk Enterprise and Splunk Cloud enable organizations to collect, index, monitor, analyze and visualize machine data being generated by websites, applications, servers, networks, sensors, mobile devices and more. Customers gain real-time visibility and insights from Splunk Enterprise in multiple use cases including IT operations, application management, security, compliance, digital intelligence and business analytics. More than 500 free apps that work with Splunk Enterprise are available on Splunk Apps, allowing the customer to get the most of the machine data coming from any technology tier.

About Ixia

Ixia develops amazing products so its customers can connect the world. Ixia helps its customers provide an always-on user experience through fast, secure delivery of dynamic, connected technologies and services. Through actionable insights that accelerate and secure application and service delivery, Ixia’s customers benefit from faster time to market, optimized application performance and higher-quality deployments. Learn more at http://www.ixiacom.com.

About Splunk

Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK) provides the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence. Splunk(R) software and cloud services enable organizations to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine-generated big data coming from websites, applications, servers, networks, sensors and mobile devices. More than 7,900 enterprises, government agencies, universities and service providers in over 100 countries use Splunk software to deepen business and customer understanding, mitigate cybersecurity risk, prevent fraud, improve service performance and reduce cost. Splunk products include Splunk(R) Enterprise, Splunk CloudTM, Splunk Storm(R), HunkTM and premium Splunk Apps. To learn more, please visit http://www.splunk.com/company.

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