Author Archives: Kyle Smith

  1. Splunk Application Development

    Aplura knows Splunk apps and Splunk app development. We’ve developed many for clients, the community, and ourselves. We understand the complexity of Splunk apps, and their deployment in distributed deployments. We love building new integrations with new or existing technologies. Why choose us? Our Team We have an experienced team and a long relationship with Splunk.
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  2. Extending Splunk Stream Vocabularies using IPFIX

    Splunk Stream, NetFlow and IPFIX One of my favorite tools in my Splunk arsenal Splunk Stream.  Splunk Stream allows you to capture and analyze network traffic, and then index that data in Splunk. It works great for analyzing DNS, email, DHCP and more. But what if you have your own types of traffic that you
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  3. Metadata, the Constitution, and You

    Having recently completed my second excursion into the wonderment that is Shmoocon, I’ve come away with a slightly perplexing quandary. I attended a talk titled “The Metadata is the Message”. This talk was at the same time both entertaining and very informative. Given by Matt Blaze, he not only describes the technical background of wiretapping,
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  4. Community, Splunk, and why it matters

    Forget about the sales, the vendors, the swag, and the keynotes. After all, every conference seems to have those items in abundant supply, whether or not you want them. Let’s instead turn our faces out of the darkness and into the shining light of an aspect of Splunk .conf that is pervasive and essential. Community.
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  5. Splunk User Groups

    User groups are an integral part of the Splunk community. User groups are a place for regionally located users, customers, partners, and the occasional Splunker to congregate, learn, socialize, and generally have a great time. User groups differ by region and leader, but they all have one thing in common – Splunk. We strive to
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