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Machine data is an untapped opportunity for institutions of higher education. Campus networks, infrastructure, applications, servers, learning management systems and end-user devices
generate huge volumes of data that—when leveraged—can provide unparalleled insight into problems, usage patterns and trends across an entire campus IT infrastructure.
The Splunk platform can read data from just about any source imaginable, including student registration systems, learning management systems, networks, web servers, log files, firewall data, remote sensors, mobile and online learning applications, legacy applications, application servers and structured databases. The Splunk Platform uses untapped machine data to identify problems, risks and opportunities to drive lower costs and provide more effective operations, as well as make educational institutions more secure.
Higher Education Use Cases
Enhancing Campus ServicesCampuses can gain insight into key issues and metrics across their applications and IT infrastructure by using Splunk software to index, search and analyze data analytics. With Splunk software, you can easily perform end-to-end transaction tracking across all the systems that are touched by students, faculty or staff.
Managing Cyber SecurityCampuses are particularly vulnerable to security threats given the number of users they serve. Historically, universities’ commitment to academic freedom has also entailed open network architectures. Consequently, security threats can happen quickly and start anywhere within the IT infrastructure. Splunk products can handle this information security challenge by collecting and indexing all machine data to enable end-to-end situational awareness. It supports ad hoc reporting and real-time monitoring of incidents and attacks, which help security teams become proactive instead of reactive.
Meeting Compliance StandardsMany higher education institutions must also meet multiple regulatory requirements and standards including PCI, Sarbanes-Oxley, FERPA and HIPAA, among others. Splunk effectively supports the data collection, auditing, data storage and visibility requirements of these regulations. With Splunk, IT organizations can ensure cost-effective security and compliance to best mitigate risk.
Uses the Splunk platform to make huge volumes of data meaningful to decision makers at every level.
Repurposes machine data to identify at-risk students and improve academic outcomes.
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