Splunk3.0 -An Upgraded App for Microsoft Exchange
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Splunk3.0 -An Upgraded App for Microsoft Exchange

By CIOReview | Tuesday, April 1, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA: Splunk, provider of real-time operational intelligence software, has announced version 3.0 of the Splunk App for Microsoft Exchange. The latest version combined with Splunk Enterprise, provides real-time visibility into the health of the Microsoft Exchange environment which includes message delivery components and the supporting IT infrastructure.

Splunk 3.0 is embedded with out-of-the-box dashboards and includes pre-built correlations between Microsoft Exchange data and data from supporting infrastructure, specifically Windows OS and Microsoft Active Directory. This upgraded version delivers the most accurate picture of email service health, performance, security and user experience across the messaging infrastructure.

Sean Wilkerson, Senior Security Consultant and Co-founder of Aplura, an IT Security consulting firm says, “Our Exchange administrators and cybersecurity customers appreciate the instant visibility the app provides into their entire enterprise messaging infrastructure, and the ability to correlate information about service health with infrastructure performance. These insights enable customers to proactively resolve issues, avoid service degradation and downtime, and save big on storage costs.”

Other features of this app are message tracking, client behavior monitoring and capacity planning. Message tracking provides breakdown of message flow with dashboard views that provide administrators with important segmentation and load information about message flow; while behavior monitoring and Capacity planning give in-depth visibility on messaging service and display information about messaging volume as well as number of users the system is handling over time.

“Companies need tools to monitor and diagnose problems in their email systems, often down to the smallest minutia. Splunk typically excels at deep dive analysis and broad-ranging reporting so their move to provide visibility into the Microsoft Infrastructure, and more specifically, Microsoft Exchange will likely be helpful for teams beset with keeping email services up and planning future infrastructure investments,” says Michael Coté, Research Director, Infrastructure Software, 451 Research.