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What’s new on Splunk Lantern in August

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This month’s Splunk Lantern update gives you the low-down on all of the articles we’ve published over the past month across Security, Observability, our new Use Case Explorers, and more. We’ve also got some updates on fresh Lantern functionality that you might find helpful to know. Read on to see what’s new!

Use Case Explorer for Security updates

In last month’s blog we announced the release of the Use Case Explorer for Security, and the Use Case Explorer for Observability - giving you a ‘color-by-numbers’ on how to grow and improve your Splunk usage throughout your journey to build a mature Security or Observability function.

Over the past month we’ve made some updates to the Use Case Explorer for Security, and there’s more coming during August too.

Using Splunkbase Add-ons and Apps with Splunk Enterprise Security - Ever wondered what the difference between Add-ons and Apps is, or do you need to learn how to work with Splunkbase to get them installed? This article helps answer those questions and more.

Creating an Incident Response Plan (IRP) - This new article is part of the Automating incident response section of the Use Case Explorer. It lays out why you need an IRP and how you can create one to help guide your reaction to and remediation of different security threats.

Using threat intelligence in Splunk Enterprise Security - Learn what threat intelligence data is and how to use threat intelligence data with Enterprise Security, helping you bolster your risk remediation and security program. 

Observability articles

We’ve published several new articles throughout July that focus on the capabilities of content packs you can use with IT Service Intelligence (ITSI). You’ll learn what’s included within each content pack, with a breakdown of all of the dashboards, glass tables, services, and more that you get by default when you add each content pack. Dive into each article to find out more:

Synthetic Monitoring has also been a focus for us this month, and we’ve published several articles that help you achieve new use cases and better understand Synthetics functionality. 

Establishing performance benchmarks through competitor comparison lays out the process you’ll follow in Splunk Synthetic Monitoring to benchmark SLAs for the performance of your website against competitors. 

If you’re interested in running and understanding the results of Real Browser Checks in Splunk Synthetic Monitoring, Looking into a failed Real Browser Check (RBC) run will be helpful for you to identify whether a failed check is due to a real issue your users are experiencing or whether there is a problem within the check itself. You can then use Confirming why a Real Browser Check (RBC) step is failing to diagnose the issue further.

Finally, we know that SAP environments are critical to many types of enterprise workloads, and we’re working to help Splunk users understand the varied ways they can implement effective SAP monitoring using Splunk. We’ve published a new SAP data source page that introduces you to the Apps and Add-ons you’ll need to help you configure and work with SAP data, and a new use case, Monitoring SAP instance service health, that shows you how you can use Splunk Service Intelligence for SAP Solutions to get real time visibility into your SAP stack. 

What else?

Did you know that you can access Lantern guidance while you’re using Splunk? Splunk Product Guidance (SPG) augments your Splunk Cloud deployment and allows you to search Lantern’s use case and data source articles, giving you timely guidance when you need it most - while you’re searching and working inside the Splunk Cloud Platform itself.

We’ve recently released some enhancements that make SPG more user-friendly. You can now drag and drop the SPG widget to anywhere on your screen, and when the SPG bot is expanded, you can resize it to make it smaller or bigger. These quality-of-life improvements should make working with SPG a better experience, allowing you to move it out of the way when you don’t need it, and adjust its size to your preference while you’re using it.


We hope you’ve found this update helpful. Thanks for reading!

— Kaye Chapman, Customer Journey Content Curator for Splunk Lantern

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