Splunk also unveiled its first product exclusively for partners.

Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

July 19, 2023

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SPLUNK .CONF23 — On day two of Splunk .Conf23, Splunk launched a collection of new artificial intelligence (AI)-powered offerings to enhance its security and observability platform. Splunk AI will provide numerous new services opportunities for partners, the company said.

Splunk AI combines automation with human-in-the-loop experiences, so organizations can drive faster detection, investigation and response while controlling how AI applies to their data. Splunk continues to improve the customer experience by delivering domain-specific insights through its AI capabilities for security and observability.

Splunk AI strengthens human decision-making and threat response through assistive experiences, the company said. The offerings allow SecOps, ITOps and engineering teams to automatically mine data, detect anomalies and prioritize critical decisions through intelligent assessment of risk, helping to minimize repetitive processes and human error.

Splunk AI optimizes domain-specific large language models (LLMs) and machine learning (ML) algorithms built on security and observability data, so SecOps, ITOps and engineering teams are freed up for more strategic work. That helps to accelerate productivity and lower costs.

Splunk AI Open, Extensible

Looking forward, Splunk says it’s committed to remaining open and extensible as it integrates AI into its platform, so organizations can extend Splunk AI models, or use home-grown and third-party tools.

Min Wang (pictured above), Splunk’s new chief technology officer, said AI is “rapidly transforming our industry.”

“In the past, each time you adopted new technology and transformed your business, Splunk helped you do it safely and securely,” she said. “We’re committed to doing the same in the era of AI. Our approach for AI is driven by three principals. We have the best domain-specific insights … that are fine-tuned for security and observability. Second, we’re insuring humans are in the loop. It’s essential to use AI to assist humans in decision making. Finally, remaining open and extensible. As always we want to empower you to solve problems.”

Splunk’s purpose is to build a safer, more resilient digital world, and this includes the transparent usage of AI, Wang said.

“Looking forward, we believe AI and machine learning (ML) will bring enormous value to security and observability by empowering organizations to automatically detect anomalies and focus their attention where it’s needed most,” she said. “Our Splunk Al innovations provide domain-specific security and observability insights to accelerate detection, investigation and response while ensuring customers remain in control of how AI uses their data.”

Scroll through our slideshow above for all of the highlights from day two of Splunk .Conf23.

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Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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