Splunk Add-on for Kafka does not secure the connection with TLS/SSL security? Is there anyway to establish secure connection to the Splunk Add-on for Kafka?
The Kafka Add-on supports Kafka 0.8.2, which does not support SSL. Transport encryption using TLS/SSL and Kerberos/SASL Authentication support was added in Kafka version 0.10.
Enabling Splunk HEC with Kafka supports SSL.
Follow this blog to enable Splunk HEC with Kafka: https://www.splunk.com/blog/2016/10/31/splunking-kafka-at-scale.html