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Share data in Splunk Enterprise Security

When Splunk Enterprise Security is deployed on Splunk Enterprise, the Splunk platform sends anonymized usage data to Splunk Inc. ("Splunk") to help improve Splunk Enterprise Security in future releases. For information about how to opt in or out, and how the data is collected, stored, and governed, see Share data in Splunk Enterprise.

How data is collected

Splunk Enterprise Security uses saved searches to collect anonymous usage data. These searches run in the background regardless of whether or not you opt-in to send usage data to Splunk, and do not have any significant impact on performance.

What data is collected

Splunk Enterprise Security collects the following basic usage information:

Name Description Example
app.SplunkEnterpriseSecuritySuite.active_users Report the number of active users.
{
  "version": "1.0",
  "end": 1521483766,
  "begin": 1521396000,
  "data": {
    "analyst_count": 0,
    "count": 1,
    "admin_count": 1,
    "user_count": 0
  }
}
app.SplunkEnterpriseSecuritySuite.feature_usage
  • Page Load Times: reports the amount of time it takes for a page to load
  • Feature Usage: reports data about feature usage
{
  "end": 1521483766,
  "begin": 1521396000,
  "version": "1.0",
  "data": {
    "count": 1,
    "avg_spent": 515,
    "view": "ess_home"
  }
}
app.SplunkEnterpriseSecuritySuite.search_execution Reports average run time by search, to help gauge performance.
{
  "end": 1521483766,
  "begin": 1521396000,
  "data": {
    "avg_run_time": 0.75,
    "count": 2,
    "search_alias": "Access - Authentication Tracker - Lookup Gen"
  },
  "version": "1.0",
}
app.SplunkEnterpriseSecuritySuite.search_actions Reports what was searched for.
{
  "data": {
    "total_scheduled": 70,
    "action": "output_message",
    "is_adaptive_response": 1,
    "count": 6
  },
  "version": "1.0"
}
app.SplunkEnterpriseSecuritySuite.datamodel_distribution Performs a data model audit to determine which models are the most heavily used.
{
  "data": {
    "size": 2265088,
    "datamodel": "Change_Analysis",
    "perc": 49.33
  },
  "version": "1.0"
}
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise Security: 5.1.0, 5.1.1, 5.2.0, 5.2.1, 5.2.2, 5.3.0, 5.3.1


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