Category Archives: k1

Defend the North! K1 moves into QLD

Katana1 is pleased to announce our national expansion with the launch of our Queensland operation. Trevor Laughton has joined the K1 team as our first Data Warrior North of the Border.  Trevor (AKA…

Puppet & Splunk FTW

Puppet recently announced the release of a brand new app called “Puppet Enterprise App for Splunk”: https://splunkbase.splunk.com/app/3100 The app is currently certified for Splunk >= 6.3.0, and I successfully deployed…

Everything you ever wanted to know about Ransomware

What is Ransomware? Cryptolocker and Cryptowall are forms of ‘Ransomware’, basically software that takes files, encrypts them (scrambles them), and holds the keys for ransom. Ransomware operators usually demand payment…

Making The Windows Perfmon Uptime Metric CIM Compliant

Common Information Model: Imposing Order On Data Chaos I’m a fan of Splunk’s Common Information Model (CIM). In a world of widely divergent formats and unstructured data, the CIM is…

SIEM T.N.G.

To SIEM or not to SIEM? Whether or not to implement a SIEM solution generally comes down to if you have a dedicated team to care and feed it. To…

Splunk Has Just Levelled Up In Geospatial Visualisation

Splunk’s Annual User Conference, .Conf 2015 was awash with software releases and product launches. One of the more exciting visualisation features introduced in Splunk 6.3 is the Choropleth map. What…

Splunk .Conf 2015 FTW!!!

A couple of weeks ago, I was lucky enough to attend Splunk .Conf 2015, Splunk’s 6th Annual User’s Conference in Las Vegas. I had an awesome time, met a lot…

NetApp all new “All Flash FAS” (AFF)

Launched in June 2015, All Flash FAS (AFF) is NetApp’s new all-flash array family that is optimized for flash and built on clustered Data ONTAP. It delivers high performance and…

What The Splunk?

Splunk is a flexible and powerful data analytics platform. While the capabilities it provides are many, the learning curve can be quite steep and mastering Splunk can be a little…

Splunk vs. Open Source

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…. “I’m Luke Skywalker, I’m here to rescue you.” As a Splunk (Consultant|Ninja|Jedi), I often get asked the following question, “Why…