Integrating Splunk Cloud Platform or Splunk Enterprise with Alkira Cloud Networking as a Service (Cloud NaaS) can enhance network visibility and simplify network management. Alkira is a cloud-native, multi-cloud network-as-a-service platform that provides network secure connectivity, visibility, and policy management across different cloud environments.
Splunk helps build a safer and more resilient digital world. Organizations trust Splunk to prevent security, infrastructure and application issues from becoming major incidents, absorb shocks from digital disruptions, and accelerate digital transformation. Splunk Cloud Platform and Splunk Enterprise allow customers to monitor and analyze their complex technology landscape through the use of logs and metrics.
By integrating Splunk with Alkira , organizations can get a unified view of their network logs and alerts. Here are some key benefits of integrating Splunk with Alkira:
Improved network visibility: With Alkira’s network visualization capabilities, organizations can get a complete picture of their network topology and traffic flows. The day 0, 1 and 2 operational logs and alerts can be ingested into Splunk, providing a single dashboard that displays the network state.
Simplified network management: Alkira’s cloud-native approach allows organizations to manage network policies across different cloud environments easily. With Splunk, network administrators can quickly identify and resolve issues by analyzing network traffic logs and alerts.
To integrate Splunk with Alkira, you will need to follow these steps:
- Configure the HEC and Indexes on Splunk Instance
- Configure the Splunk Integration from Alkira Portal
- Verify the Integration from Alkira Portal and Splunk Instance
Figure 1: Alkira Portal showing Splunk Integration
Splunk Integration on the Alkira portal requires the following inputs:
- URL – It is required to reach the Splunk Instance
- HEC Token – Authenticate the User
- Index – Allows to manage the logs and enhances the visualization
Whenever an alert or logs are generated for the tenant, the alert or logs will automatically be forwarded to Splunk Instance using the following format:
Figure 2: Alkira Portal – Splunk Integration Configuration
Alkira allows Splunk Integration with Public and Private Connectivity and allows customers to customize the Splunk Port if needed for security reasons. Alkira also enhances logs and alert visualization inside the Splunk Instance by giving the flexibility to use single or multiple indexes for organizing different logs and alerts.
Figure 3: Logs on Splunk Dashboard
By integrating Splunk Cloud Platform or Splunk Enterprise with Alkira Cloud Networking, organizations can gain deeper insights into their network, simplify network management, and enhance security. With a unified view of their network, organizations can quickly identify and resolve issues, ensuring that their network performs optimally at all times.
Schedule a demo today and our team of experts will be happy to show you how Alkira and Splunk can seamlessly integrate to provide resilient cloud networking operations that deliver agility to your business.