BAE Systems and Splunk secure U.S. government clouds through machine learning

BAE Systems announced a new collaboration with Splunk to integrate Splunk Enterprise into its government cloud solution.

The federated secure cloud, developed by BAE Systems and Dell EMC, is a scalable, hybrid cloud solution designed from the ground up to meet both the mission needs and security requirements for any US Intelligence Community, Department of Defense (DoD), or federal/civilian government organization.

“The security tools and advanced machine learning algorithms included with Splunk Enterprise automate the analysis of our cloud security logs, instantly alerting security administrators of potential risks,” said Peder Jungck, vice president and general manager of BAE Systems’ Intelligence Solutions business.

“This is a core part of our federated secure cloud strategy – leveraging the best security technologies on the market to give network administrators an unparalleled level of awareness and security control.”

The federated secure cloud arrives embedded with network-monitoring capabilities to provide administrators an understanding of their users, data, infrastructure, and tools.

“Cybersecurity threats are one of the biggest risks to federal agencies today, and analysts need to make decisions faster than ever before to safeguard the country and citizens,” said Gary DePreta, area vice president, Defense, Intelligence and Aerospace, Splunk.

“By embedding Splunk Enterprise within the federated secure cloud, analysts are able to utilize machine learning to detect and respond to threats faster, make more informed decisions, and focus on proactive security strategies.”

The federated secure cloud has the flexibility to operate on any Microsoft Azure, AWS or on-premise cloud system, yet can be customized to support any government organization transitioning to a secure hybrid cloud environment – to include forward-operating units.

BAE Systems delivers a range of solutions and services enabling militaries and governments to carryout their missions.

The company provides large-scale systems engineering, integration, and sustainment services across air, land, sea, space, and cyber domains. BAE Systems takes pride in its support of national security and those who serve.

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