SpyWare Continues To Be A Concern Of IT Managers


Network and online security company, Trend Micro, commissioned a study by Cnet’s Trech Republic that proves that spyware is still a growing concern for IT managers.
Trend Micro also announced two security solutions:
1) OfficeScan 7.0 which brings together comprehensive security for clients and servers with enhanced anti-spyware solution for multi-point threat protection
2) A series of enterprise products which coordinate and integrate the spyware prevention and cleanup across multiple points of the network
The survey, which queried North American IT decision makers, reveals that 87 percent of companies believe the spyware problem will get worse before it gets better. Sixty-five percent believe that an integrated security solution for combating spyware is preferable to a stand-alone anti-spyware product and 45 percent of small enterprises (<500 employees) and 57 percent of large enterprises (>500 employees) believe anti-spyware protection is most effectively deployed at the gateway – yet only 15 percent of small enterprises and 26 percent of large enterprises currently have anti-spyware deployed at the gateway.
Key Findings of the survey are:
ï 93 percent of companies have seen an increase in the amount of spyware on their networks in the past three months
ï 90 percent of companies report lowered computer performance as their greatest spyware-related concern
ï 95 percent of companies report that adware is frequently found within their organization
ï 74 percent said that the loss of confidential personal or corporate information was a primary spyware concern
ï 72 percent already have an anti-spyware solution deployed – with 63 percent of those being stand-alone solutions and 90 percent being deployed at the desktop
ï 78 percent of enterprise IT managers have identified spyware as among their top three IT priorities for 2005
ï 87 percent of companies believe the spyware problem will get worse before it gets better
ï 65 percent of IT decision makers believe an integrated security solution is preferable to a stand-alone anti-spyware product
ï 45 percent of small enterprises and 57 percent of large enterprises believe anti-spyware is most effectively deployed at the gateway
ï 15 percent of small enterprises and 26 percent of large enterprises have anti-spyware deployed at the gateway
ï Large enterprises are less protected against spyware than smaller enterprises. Only 54 percent of large enterprises have an anti-spyware solution deployed as compared to 80 percent of small enterprises

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