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Splunk Add-on for Stream Forwarders

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Splunk Add-on for Stream Forwarders is part of the purpose-built wire data collection and analytics solution from Splunk along with Splunk App for Stream for data visualization and forwarder management and Splunk Add-on for Stream Wire Data for data parsing and formatting.

The Splunk App for Stream with the Add-on for Stream Forwarder and Add-on for Stream Wire Data actively or passively capture packets, dynamically detect applications, parse protocols, and send metadata back to your Splunk environment for over 30 protocols and 300 commercial applications.

Targeted full packet capture to NAS for forensic investigation of raw packets. Aggregate data using familiar SPL aggregation methods to reduce the volume of data indexed. Capture Flow-type records, including NetFlow v5, v9, jFlow, and sFlow, and IPFIX, and send Flow Records directly into your Indexers, with optional filtering and aggregation.

Ingest PCAP files in real-time or on-demand. Create MD5 hashes of file attachments for Threat Intelligence correlations using Splunk ES, and extract and store those reassembled files for forensic or DLP purposes. Parse SQL statements to help understand user intent. Understand IP client-server connections with patent-pending visualization.

The Splunk Add-on for Stream Forwarders (Splunk_TA_stream) contains all of the components necessary for capturing network data, interpreting protocols, extracting custom fields and sending to Splunk. Installed on Splunk Universal or Heavy Forwarders.

The Splunk Add-on for Stream is installed on Splunk Universal or Heavy Forwarders or wherever network data collection is required.

Before the 7.3 release this package was shipped with the Splunk App for Stream. AS of 7.3 this app has been broken into the following packages:

  • Splunk App for Stream (https://splunkbase.splunk.com/app/1809): Forwarder management, dashboards, calculators and admin tools

  • Splunk Add-on for Stream Wire Data (https://splunkbase.splunk.com/app/5234): Knowledge objects for parsing Stream data for use by users. Installed on Indexers and Search Heads.

  • Splunk Add-on for Stream Forwarders (https://splunkbase.splunk.com/app/5238): Network data collection tools for capturing network data, interpreting protocols, extracting custom fields and sending to Splunk. Installed on Splunk Universal or Heavy Forwarders (or wherever network data collection is required).

Please see migration steps for moving from 7.2 to 7.3 in the Stream doumentation to prepare for this migraiton:


For first time installs follow the Stream installation docs:


Release Notes

Version 8.0.2
Feb. 17, 2022
Version 8.0.1
Oct. 22, 2021

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Version 7.4.0
Aug. 12, 2021
Version 7.3.0
Sept. 16, 2020

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