San Francisco-based Splunk has released version 2.0 of its Splunk App for Enterprise Security to reinforce its commitment to the security capabilities of the company’s flagship software for collecting, indexing and harnessing machine data. Tied closely to its Splunk App for Enterprise Security 2.0 release, the company released Splunk Enterprise 4.3 with a focus on ease of use, manageability and a new non-flash user interface aimed at enabling the use of mobile devices for viewing and managing the product. Finally, Splunk has been granted US Patent No. US 8,112,425 B2 – a timely award given Splunk’s pending IPO. This is Splunk’s second patent. In 2011, Splunk was issued a patent for organizing and understanding machine data through use of a ‘machine data web.’ The technology covered by these patents helps power Splunk Enterprise 4.3.