Niddel has featured bi-directional integration with Splunk since June of 2015. This integration has been a great benefit to some of customers, allowing them to leverage their existing investments in two important ways:
Previously, a single app was used for both roles. The new apps are much better suited for a distributed Splunk installation, where the Niddel Magnet Alerts Add-on would typically be installed on a heavy forwarder and the Niddel App for Splunk v2 on a search head. Customers with simpler environments can continue to install both apps in a single server, however.
Finally, many other improvements were implemented including redesigned dashboards, and better separation of duties to allow non-Splunk administrators to configure non-critical aspects of the apps.
Finally, both apps are Splunk certified. This means that Splunk has examined them and found to conform to best practices for Splunk development. Splunk also performed a review of the source code for security vulnerabilities, and is willing to attest to the quality and support status of the apps and add-ons it certifies for operation in single-server and/or distributed Splunk deployments.
We strongly recommend any existing customers using our legacy Splunk integration to migrate to the new apps. Please check our knowledge base section on the new Splunk integration (valid Niddel login required) for more details on how to migrate.