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September 13, 2012 09:00 ET

Unlock the Value of Your Wireless Data With Splunk for Xirrus Wireless Arrays

Businesses Gain Critical Insight Into Mobile Device Type, Application Usage, and Performance as Wireless Moves to Replace Wired Networks Across Industries

THOUSAND OAKS, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 13, 2012) - Xirrus®, the leader in high-performance wireless access, today announced the availability of a new application developed on the Splunk® platform to provide Xirrus Wireless Array customers deeper business intelligence about their Wi-Fi networks. With wireless traffic on pace to replace wired network usage by 2015, the amount of device, user, and application data is exploding, becoming a significant opportunity for Big Data. Xirrus leads the industry by delivering wire-like performance, and, through its new Splunk application, also provides customers rich insight into mobile device type, and application usage, turning wireless data into a significant value for businesses.

Splunk for Xirrus Wireless Arrays is available as a free download on Splunkbase and comes at a critical time as the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend continues to escalate across the enterprise. By using Splunk for Xirrus Wireless Array, Xirrus customers can easily mine data presented in intuitive on-demand dashboards to make informed business decisions and drive mobility strategy. Typical insights include: mobile device type and quantity, activity by machine type, current vs. average data rate per Array, alerts about insecure access points on the network, and the density of users/traffic at each station or location.

"Increasingly, employees will be accessing corporate data and resources via wireless networks, and this activity needs to be monitored as part of your overall security and compliance strategy. Watching for abnormal patterns in this data can reveal unauthorized data access and use," said Mark Seward, senior director, security and compliance, Splunk. "Given the BYOD craze and rapid mobilization of enterprise applications, big data is exploding across wireless networks. Xirrus is a great match for Splunk as Xirrus' high-performance Wi-Fi networks spin off huge amounts of machine data since they handle very high-volume, high-capacity demands from thousands of concurrent users in campus, event, and enterprise environments."

"We can now deliver big data insights and mobile business intelligence through our integration with Splunk to provide even greater value for our customers," said Bruce Miller, vice president of product marketing, Xirrus. "Whether it's a university administrator trying to analyze Netflix vs. Facebook traffic as a possible culprit of network congestion, or a CIO forecasting next year's budget to support a corporate BYOD strategy, Xirrus provides a crystal ball to help companies make smarter business decisions to maintain peak wireless performance."

Xirrus Wireless Arrays are powering this week's Splunk user conference in Las Vegas, providing wired-like performance for thousands in attendance. Visit Xirrus and see the application first hand at the 3rd Annual Splunk Worldwide Users' Conference, September 10-13 at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

About Splunk Inc.
Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK) provides the engine for machine data™. Splunk® software collects, indexes and harnesses the machine-generated big data coming from the websites, applications, servers, networks and mobile devices that power business. Splunk software enables organizations to monitor, search, analyze, visualize and act on massive streams of real-time and historical machine data. More than 4,400 enterprises, universities, government agencies and service providers in over 80 countries use Splunk Enterprise to gain operational intelligence that deepens business and customer understanding, improves service and uptime, reduces cost and mitigates cyber-security risk. To learn more, please visit www.splunk.com/company.

About Xirrus, Inc.
Xirrus is the leading provider of high-performance wireless networks. Xirrus' Array-based solutions perform under the most demanding circumstances with wired-like reliability and superior security. The Xirrus wireless solutions provide a vital strategic business and IT infrastructure advantage to the education, healthcare, government and enterprise industries that depend on wireless to operate business-critical applications. Headquartered in Thousand Oaks, CA, Xirrus is a privately held company that designs and manufactures its products and solutions in the USA. For more information please visit: http://www.xirrus.com/ and follow us on Twitter: @Xirrus.

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