Okta + Splunk

Arm security teams with enhanced visibility and instant action against user-based threats

The Challenge

Stolen credentials are behind most data breaches,* and malevolent actors can move quickly once they’ve logged in

Security analysts need visibility into the right data at the right time to be able to quickly identify and triage credential-based attacks

They also need to be able to interpret and respond to anomalous behavior in real-time, without added steps or complexity

* 2018 Verizon Data Breach Incident Report.

The Solution

The Okta + Splunk integration arms security teams with enriched identity data and powerful visualization and analysis tools to understand user behavior thoroughly and act quickly

Security workflows to resolve incidents involving identity are streamlined because security actions in Okta can be triggered directly from Splunk

Okta sends rich identity event data to Splunk, which can be aggregated and correlated with information from other sources for a comprehensive view of user behavior

Gain powerful insight into user behavior

Okta + Splunk work together to aggregate and correlate identity data from Okta alongside other logs from across the IT environment. Security teams can use Splunk’s visualization and analysis tools to interpret this enriched data and instantly spot anomalous and potentially dangerous user behavior.


Take quick, decisive action against threats as they arise

Okta’s rich identity context enhances Splunk’s toolset, giving security analysts a fast track to threat remediation at the user level. Suspicious behavior can trigger a security action through Okta, for example automatically moving a suspect user to a higher security group and restricting access or requiring multi-factor authentication, containing the threat before it spreads.


Add business value with deep understanding of user behavior

Beyond security, Splunk’s tools plus Okta’s enriched identity data can help enterprises analyze trends in business app usage and adoption at a deep level, enabling teams to more efficiently make enterprise provisioning decisions and assign and retire licenses.


Okta Integration Network Splunk Diagram

Use enriched identity data to dramatically enhance your security team’s visibility and response

  • Aggregate rich identity data from Okta and correlate it with information from Splunk for advanced parsing and data modeling of user behavior
  • Use these deeply informed, consolidated visualizations to shorten the time to detect inappropriate activity and remediation 
  • Enable decisive containment actions, including limiting user access, prompting for multi-factor authentication, and other remedies
  • Monitor enterprise trends in app usage and adoption to enable more efficient and effective licensing and provisioning
  • Protect Splunk’s rich data stores from malevolent actors with Okta’s MFA, while keeping log-in simple with Okta’s SSO

If you have questions about the Okta + Splunk integration, please contact us.