Jisc provides cheap access to data analytics software

The edtech not-for-profit has secured a deal for UK universities and colleges

Jisc has partnered with US data analytics company Splunk, to provide cost-effective access to its software for universities and colleges in the UK.

Jisc’s Security Operations Centre (SOC) is already using the software to help detect and analyse security threats and vulnerabilities.

Exeter University is also using Splunk to help improve cyber security protection of its research data, intellectual property and patents.

Product manager in Jisc’s security division, Mark Tysom, said: “We know that Splunk is a respected supplier that many of our members would like to use. Now, by offering cost-effective access to Splunk, we have made it easier for more universities, colleges and research centres to benefit from its many potential applications, particularly in cyber security.”

“Over time, we hope to gather information from Splunk users across the research and education sector on the many different ways the software helps to meet their needs and to share those experiences for the benefit of all.”

More information about Splunk for education and research can be found at https://www.jisc.ac.uk/splunk or by emailing securityservices@jisc.ac.uk