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The Splunk App for Enterprise Security version 3.0 includes new dashboards, views, and tools to help security analysts detect malicious activity by analyzing the meta-characteristics of their data. Using the statistical command language in the Splunk platform, security analysts can evaluate their real-time and historical data to find patterns and detect unknown threats that exhibit anomalous behavior not detectable using pattern-based tools.

What's New

  • Extended data source access (packet capture and netflow improvements) allow greater breadth of input
  • Improved performance and scalability from the Splunk Enterprise 6.0 backend
  • New visualizations for key security metrics and predictive analytics
  • Easy visual correlation of events related to a given asset or identity
  • Improved integration of external data sources for threat intelligence and data enrichment
  • Reporting improvements through data models and pivot tables


  • The deployment apps linux_base, osx_base, solaris_base are no longer included with the app. They are replaced by the Splunk Add-on for Unix and Linux, which provides backwards compatibility for those still using the *_base apps.
  • The Nessus add-on has been updated to support indexing of the data using the ReportHost StopTime field as an option. See the FAQ in the Data Source Integration Manual for more information.
  • The Nessus add-on now extracts by default the signature_family" field.
  • TA-checkpoint has been removed from the Enterprise Security distribution in favor of the new Splunk Add-on for Check Point OPSEC LEA. The existing add-on will not be removed during upgrade. To upgrade, see the Splunk Technology Add-on for Check Point OPSEC LEA.
Last modified on 25 March, 2014
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise Security: 3.0

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