Splunk Named Editor’s Best Award Winner by Windows IT Pro Magazine

Recognition Further Validates Splunk’s Commitment To Windows Users
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Dec. 16, 2009 - PRLog -- SAN FRANCISCO – Splunk, the IT Search company, today announced that it was named as a silver medal winner of the “2009 Editor’s Best Awards” in the Best Interoperability Product Category by Penton Media’s Windows IT Pro® magazine.

“The 2009 Editors’ Best Awards are an accumulation of our editors’, contributors’ and authors’ subject matter expertise, in service of identifying the year’s most significant products in the market,” said Michele Crockett, editorial strategy director. “We believe that our editorial experts' annual tradition of selecting winners based on a product’s strategic importance to market, its competitive advantages and its value to the customer is particularly significant to the Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine communities this year, as we call out exceptional products in a highly competitive market."

“Splunk has built its reputation as a ‘by the people and for the people’ software product," said Christina Noren, Vice President, Product Management, Splunk. “Our newest release, Splunk 4, incorporates extensive feedback taken from our user community to improve usability and performance, across all operating systems, including Windows. This recognition from Windows IT Pro editors further validates our work and commitment to Windows users.”

“Our Editors’ Best Awards allow us to take advantage of our contributing editors’ in-the-trenches expertise in the Windows and SQL Server markets to provide well-earned recognition to products that exceed industry standards. We're proud to now share this invaluable insight with our Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine communities. Our winners should be extremely proud of this honor of recognition from our editorial experts,” added Crockett.

Windows IT Pro is the leading and largest independent voice in Windows IT, with more than 2.5 million visits per month, and consists of a multitude of print and online channels. In addition to the flagship Windows IT Pro magazine, the Windows IT community includes SQL Server Magazine, Office SharePoint Pro, and Windows Dev Pro. Other online channels include blogs, forums, podcasts, RSS feeds, webinars, virtual events, white papers, newsletters, classes and more. IT professionals get objective, “direct from the trenches” information about Microsoft’s latest Windows-based solutions and gain essential insight for keeping business-critical Microsoft applications up and running. For more information, visit www.windowsitpro.com or www.sqlmag.com.

Penton Media, Inc. is the largest independent business-to-business media company in the United States, serving more than 6 million business professionals every month. The company's market-leading brands are focused on 30 industries and include 113 trade magazines, 145 websites, 150 industry trade shows and conferences, and more than 500 information data products. Headquartered in New York City, the privately held company is owned by MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP, and its co-investors. For additional information about the company and its businesses, visit www.penton.com.

About Splunk
Splunk is the IT Search company radically changing the way organizations manage and secure their IT infrastructures. Only Splunk lets you search, alert, report and analyze data from all your applications, servers and network devices in real time to troubleshoot problems, investigate security incidents and report on compliance controls in minutes instead of hours or days. Over 1,400 enterprises, service providers and government organizations in 64 countries use Splunk to realize new levels of service quality, reduce IT operations costs and mitigate security risks in record time. The world's leading technology providers and over 50 system integrator, value-added reseller and managed service provider partners are driving new business and fueling their offerings with Splunk. Download your own free copy of Splunk today at www.splunk.com/download

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