Tom Olzak

Survey says… SMBs not very secure

In Network Security, Risk Management on April 10, 2009 at 13:29

SMBs not as secure are large organizations with dedicated security teams.  There’s a shocker.

Despite being aware of the importance of security, small-to-medium-size businesses (SMBs) generally are not protecting their networks, according to a survey released Thursday by Symantec.The survey, which was conducted this February and compiled data from 1,425 respondents worldwide, found that SMBs are facing a “security gap” because they often lack basic security measures — 59 percent of respondents do not have endpoint protection, 47 percent lack desktop backup recovery and 42 percent are not running an anti-spam solution.

In addition, more than a third of SMBs, defined as having 10 to 500 employees, lack server backup recovery (38 percent) and anti-virus protection (33 percent).

Source:  Survey finds that SMBs often lack basic security, Angela Moscaritoto, SC Magazine, 10 April 2009

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