Splunk® Style Guide

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Referring to third-party companies and products

Generally, Splunk docs and UI don't document how to configure third-party software products, but some Splunk products integrate with third-party products and address them by name.

When referring to a third-party company or product in Splunk documentation or UI text, spell and capitalize the company name or product exactly as that company does on their website, and use an abbreviation after that only if they do the same on their website.

Don't include another company's trademark symbols, copyright symbols, service marks, or logos in Splunk documentation.

See the following examples:

Incorrect third-party reference How to correct it
Amazon Web Service (AWS™) Don't include a trademark symbol with a third-party product. It's okay to abbreviate Amazon Web Services as AWS after you spell it out at the first reference on a page.
MS Outlook® MS isn't an approved abbreviation for Microsoft. Don't include a registered trademark symbol with a third-party product.
Teams Always include Microsoft in the product name.
Google CP CP isn't an approved abbreviation for Google Cloud Platform. It's okay to use the approved abbreviation, GCP, after you spell out the full product name at the first reference on a page.

If you need to document how to integrate a Splunk product with a third-party product, see Documenting third-party products to determine what level of detail to provide.

Last modified on 14 November, 2022
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