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Platform Highlights | October 2022 Newsletter

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October 2022 Highlights


What’s New in Splunk Cloud Platform 9.0.2208?!

Read our community post to check out the newest capabilities and updates in the new release of Splunk Cloud Platform. These include the much-anticipated “dark mode” and improved security from jQuery 3.5, which is now set as default with older jQuery libraries restricted.


Online Learning: A Novel Approach to Applying Machine Learning in Splunk




In this blog, learn how to organize your machine learning model in a new way: online learning. Understand the difference from batch learning, the best use cases, and how you can use the Splunk App for Data Science and Deep Learning (formerly DLTK).


Improving Security: Updates to Classic Dashboards Containing External Links or Content

At Splunk we are continuously working to improve security and prevent incidents. As part of this commitment to security, we want to ensure you have a chance to review and verify external content or links in Classic (Simple XML) dashboards, and you will now see a modal requesting you to review and determine whether you trust the external content or link.

In this blog, we'll cover the scenarios in which you will see a modal, and what actions you can take.


Top 5 Reasons Splunk is the Ideal Platform for Unified Security and Observability



Splunk embodies the top 5 principles of unified security and observability, and has been an expert in log management, security, and observability for years. While there are many point solutions for either security or observability, the world's leading brands trust Splunk to deliver a unified platform for not only security and observability, but also the ability to customize to meet their unique, enterprise-scale business needs.

In this blog, explore each of the top five principles of unified security and observability and how Splunk helps customers succeed because of them.


Top 5 Challenges in Data (and What You Need to Do About Them)

In the Data Age, it’s no secret that data volume and velocity are continuing to grow exponentially. To get a handle on your data, you will need to prioritize it according to frequency of use and importance to the business. But before you begin, you will also need to understand some of the biggest data challenges — and learn to navigate around them.

Read our newest E-Book on the "Top 5 Challenges in Data” to learn how to overcome five of the biggest obstacles to your data strategy you might encounter.


The Data Tiering Playbook: A Value-Based Approach to Data Access

Learn how to create a sustainable data tiering framework aligned to your data strategy that will help you extract the most business value from your data.

In this step-by-step guide, you will learn:

  • The benefits and challenges of getting started on a data tiering initiative.
  • How to prioritize your data into categories.

How to effectively implement a data tiering framework that generates ROI for your organization over the long term.


Tech Talks


You're invited


Join the Splunk Threat Research Team on Tuesday, October 25, 11am PT / 2 pm ET for a demo of Splunk Attack Range v2.0.

They’ll discuss:

  • How the Splunk Threat Research Team leverages the Splunk Attack Range
  • The newest features available in the Splunk Attack Range v2.0
  • Future plans for Splunk Attack Range v3.0

Register to Attend


Now On Demand

Platform Edition
The Developer’s App Starter Kit | Watch Now

Observability Edition
Introducing Log Observer Connect: Powering Observability with Splunk Cloud Platform Logs | Watch Now

View More Tech Talks


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It's been a busy month for Splunk Lantern, with a host of fresh new Getting Started Guides, use cases and product tips that have been added to our site. 

We’ve also launched a new feedback widget! You can now use the orange tab on the left-hand side of our pages to tell us how articles are working for you, or where improvement is needed. Please take the time to leave feedback on our articles so we can make sure our content is effective in helping you succeed with Splunk.

Check out our Community Blog to learn more!


Find an App with Splunkbase

Have you seen the new Splunkbase? It’s a whole new user experience with faster and better search results, more detail in the app listings, and app collections focused on use cases that drive value!

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Now you can easily find the apps that are trending in the community, or see which apps have the highest ratings from users. Want to try our hand-curated collections of apps? Check out the Staff Picks, try Getting Started with Security, improve your Threat Detection and Response, consider Getting Started with ML, and get visibility of your Pipeline Analytics for DevOps.


Education Corner LesediK_6-1661536405805.png

Splunk Education has been working hard behind-the-scenes to prepare our Splunk 9.0 platform training release. The first 9.0 courses were released late September and we will continue to roll out updated training content in the coming weeks and months. Splunk Administrators who will be administering Splunk 9.0 should definitely check out the upgraded versions of Splunk System Administration and Splunk Data Administration with expanded content and new Q&A slides.

Stay tuned for more exciting news in the months to come about an expansion to our free training offerings and (maybe) even a new certification in early 2023!


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