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Ashok Sankar Director Splunk

Splunk’s Ashok Sankar: Granular Data Visibility Key to Ensuring Cloud Security

Ashok Sankar, director of industry marketing, public sector and education at Splunk (Nasdaq: SPLK), said agencies moving to the cloud to accommodate remote work should have granular visibility into data in order to generate security and operational insights.

Access to granular data enables continuous monitoring of the cloud service, resulting in a better security posture and enabling timely risk-based decisions,” he wrote.

Sankar cited Splunk’s analytics-driven platform and how it helps ensure cloud security by automating the process of examining large volumes of telemetry data to derive insights and offering organizations a “single pane of glass” to provide holistic situational awareness needed to facilitate the decision-making process.

He noted that improved visibility could help agencies speed up security posture evaluations and investigations, automate responses to counter threats and ensure compliance via continuous monitoring.

“Agencies can proactively address threats and manage risk with the ability to identify anomalous network traffic, prioritize security investigations, and automate policy changes and updates based on malicious activity,” Sankar added.

Sankar also mentioned the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, which he said has become the “gold standard for cloud security.”

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