- Service Type:
- Security & Identity
- General Availability
- Eligible Subscribers:
- Internet2 Member or Other R&E Participant
- Baylor University, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo, Indiana University, University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign, University of Washington
- Nick Lewis
NET+ Splunk Offering
Internet2 member and non-member schools can buy on-premise Splunk Enterprise software via Carahsoft at a discounted basis. Refer to the fees section with Carahsoft for details. Member institutions can also benefit from further reduced pricing should they increase their Splunk usage through the Splunk program.
Plus, Internet2 Members using Splunk can access free training classes. Details coming soon.
Additional information including pricing from Carahsoft on the Splunk program can be found at:
Splunk Inc. is the market-leading platform that powers Operational Intelligence. We pioneer innovative, disruptive solutions that make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everyone.
Machine-generated data is one of the fastest growing and complex areas of big data. It's also one of the most valuable, containing a definitive record of all user transactions, customer behavior, machine behavior, security threats, fraudulent activity and more. Splunk turns machine data into valuable insights. It's what we call Operational Intelligence.
Machine data provides an untapped opportunity for institutions of higher education. Campus networks, infrastructure, applications, servers, learning management systems and end-user devices generate huge volumes of data that—when leveraged—can provide unparalleled insight into problems, usage patterns and trends across an entire campus IT infrastructure.
Carahsoft has built our reputation as a customer-centric organization dedicated to serving the needs of our technology manufacturers, education, government end users, and reseller ecosystem.
We have a proven history of helping education and government agencies find the best possible technology solution at the best possible value. Each customer works directly with a dedicated account representative to determine a solution tailored specifically to meet his or her needs. We combine our extensive knowledge of the technologies we provide, with a thorough understanding of the government procurement process, to analyze needs, provide configuration support, simplify the ordering process, and offer special government pricing.
Higher education institutions use Splunk to:
- Identify problems
- Detect security risks and network abuse
- Improve student and faculty experience across all systems used
- Manage and monitor machine data from multiple sources
- Collect and audit data to meet regulatory requirements
Get more value from your data.
Splunk Enterprise collects data from any source, including logs, clickstreams, sensors, stream network traffic, web servers, custom applications, hypervisors, containers, social media and cloud services. It then enables you to search, monitor and analyze that data to discover powerful insights across multiple use cases like security, IT operations, application delivery, industrial data and IoT, giving you valuable intelligence across your entire organization.
Collect and Index Data
Index data regardless of format or location. Because the structure and schema are applied only at search time you can analyze the data without limitation.
Search and Investigate
Search data using the powerful and intuitive Splunk Search Processing Language (SPL TM). Splunk automatically normalizes your varying data formats and provides 140+ commands so you can perform statistical searches, calculate metrics and even look for specific conditions within a rolling time window. Zoom in and out on timelines to automatically reveal trends, spikes and patterns and click to drill down into search results.
Correlate and Analyze
Splunk makes it easy to find relations between events and activities. Correlated based on time, location, or custom search results. Use the Transaction command to identify related events as a transaction or session and investigate failed transactions. Let the Event Pattern Detection command automatically find common or rare patterns in your big data. Enable users to discover and share additional insights with the point-and-click ease of the unique Pivot interface.
Visualize and Report
Visualize trends and characteristics in custom dashboards and reports suited to any business, operational or security need. Analyze further with chart overlay and pan and zoom controls. Predictive visualizations let you forecast highs and lows, plan system resources and anticipate workloads. You can also personalize dashboards and reports for anyone, share them as PDFs, or embed them into other applications.
Monitor and Alert
Turn searches into real-time alerts and automatically trigger notifications via email or RSS; then execute remedial conditions and other complex criteria. Gain additional information at the time of the alert to assist with faster root cause analysis and problem resolution.
Apps and Premium Solutions
Extend the power of Splunk Enterprise. Apps deliver a targeted user experience for typical use cases and data sources. Splunk Premium Solutions combine real-time analytics and rich features to manage your security posture, IT operations and more. (splunkbase.splunk.com)
The price of the Splunk offering is based upon the amount of data indexed PER DAY; there are no charges for number of users, number of CPUs/cores/nodes, data sources or data types, number of searches or volume of data searched. And there is no charge for the total amount of data you store in your Splunk instance. Once you have licensed your Splunk offering, you can have as many people as you want use the software and create as many searches, alerts, correlations, reports, dashboards and automated remedial actions as you need, at no additional cost.
As part of the updated Splunk program, Splunk premium apps Enterprise Security and IT Service Intelligence are included in the program at a discount.
To receive this pricing, schools must contact Carahsoft for pricing. Pricing information can be found after registering on the Carahsoft website at:
You can also contact the Carahsoft Splunk team at:
Telephone: 703.230.7431 or 888.66.CARAH
Carahsoft also managed the resellers available in the program that will be able to help your campus work through your Splunk needs. The resellers in the program are:
BAI, CDW-G, cStor, ePlus, GTS Technology Solutions, NuHarbor Security, Presidio, RFD, SHI, Spico
To help universities with predicting demand for data indexing needs, onboarding licenses for evaluating the Splunk offering are available. Please see the FAQ or email email@example.com if you have additional questions on pricing.
Universities that purchase the Splunk offering at the 50GB tier will be allowed three named support contacts. Those who purchase the Splunk offering at the 100GB tier or higher will be allowed five named contacts.
Even in the best run environments, there may be unanticipated spikes in the daily data volume. Users of the Splunk offering can currently exceed the daily indexing amount specified in their license up to 5 times within a rolling 30-day window. While users will receive a warning each time, the data will continued to be indexed and all functionality will remain. If the user exceeds the daily licensing limit more than 5 times within that rolling window, then all data continues to be collected and indexed but the user must contact Carahsoft/reseller for additional license capacity in order to access Splunk's search capability and other features.
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Internet2 NET+ Splunk - General
Who is Splunk?
Who is Carahsoft?
Why is Carahsoft involved?
Who are the resellers in the program?
What is the NET+ Splunk offering?
What about Splunk Cloud?
What is the relationship between Splunk and Internet2? Internet2 and Carahsoft?
If I already have an existing Splunk perpetual license over 20GB, can I switch this license to an annual subscription license with Internet2?
The Splunk offering gives me a way to buy Core Splunk and Enterprise Security and IT Service Intelligence Apps; can I purchase Splunk classes, professional services, or applications like PCI Compliance, etc through this offering?
Eligibility and Enrollment
Do I have to be a direct Internet2 member to get the Net+ Splunk offering?
When will the Splunk offering be available to higher education members?
How does my institution sign up for the offering?
Can a portion of my institution sign up (for example, a business school, medical school, or even a single department)?
Cost and Terms
For questions regarding cost, upgrade, terms of agreement, and billing, please see our FEES tab.
What needs to be signed?
A Reseller Service Order which handles the financial terms (price, length of term, etc). This is very similar to the previous order form and includes the campus giving Internet2 the right to list the campus as part of the program. This agreement will now be executed with Carahsoft or the approved reseller of your choice.
What needs to be signed if I have an active Splunk agreement from before 2018 and I want to upgrade or expand?
How do I get an upgrade or expansion if I have an active Splunk agreement from before 2018?
Who do I contact if I need a RFP?
You can contact the Carahsoft Splunk team at:
Telephone: 703.230.7431 or 888.66.CARAH Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
There are 11 resellers as part of the program. Please contact Carahsoft if you do not already have a contact at the chosen reseller.
What free online learning does Splunk offer?
Free Training Materials
Ready to subscribe and get all the great features of the Internet2 Splunk offering for your organization? You'll need to get some information together, as outlined below.
Determine your eligibility
Not-for-profit institutions of higher education headquartered in the United States are eligible to sign up for the Splunk offering. Internet2 members receive special pricing, but membership in Internet2 is not required.
You'll need to indicate whether you're an Internet2 member when engaging with Carahsoft/reseller.
For more information on becoming an Internet2 member, see "Internet2 Membership."
Determine your pricing tier
The price of the Splunk service is based on the total amount of data your institution would like to index per day; five tiers are offered.
You'll need to communicate the tier when engaging with Carahsoft/reseller. See the FEES tab to learn more about your pricing options.
Are any special considerations required?
Does your institution require special considerations due to state law or regulation? Are there any mandated limitations? You'll need to indicate this when you engage with Carahsoft/reseller.
Contact Carahsoft or reseller in the program to initiate this process
You can contact the Carahsoft Splunk team at:
Telephone: 703.230.7431 or 888.66.CARAH
Resellers in the program:
There are 11 resellers as part of the program. Please contact Carahsoft if you do not already have a contact at the chosen reseller:
BAI, Bridge Data Solutions, CDW-G, Cover4Solutions, cStor, NuHarbor Security, Peak Resources, Inc., Presidio, RFD, SHI, SLAIT Consulting