Survey reveals a third of businesses are not protected
Antivirus software is the most popular way of ensuring an organisation's IT security, however 33% of companies still have not managed to fully deploy even this fundamental protection system. This conclusion was reached by B2B International analysts following a July 2012 survey of IT specialists in 20 countries.
Antivirus software protects the whole infrastructure of 67% of companies. The remaining third introduce this kind of solution only for key nodes of the corporate network. The second most popular protection is a patch management system - 62% of companies use these to identify and update potentially vulnerable applications.
IT infrastructure improvements designed to enhance corporate data security took third and fourth places in terms of frequency of use. These measures include giving different groups of users different levels of access to resources, or structuring the corporate network so that key servers and workstations are isolated. Measures of this kind help protect critical corporate infrastructure objects against infection in the event of a successful attack by cyber-criminals against network nodes or workstations with lower priority.
Encryption increased to 44%
Encryption of critical information completes the top five security measures which are most in demand with IT-specialists; compared to 2011, its share increased with 7% to 44%. Encryption is used to combat the theft or leakage of the most important corporate information. Advanced anti-malware solutions such as Kaspersky Open Space Security help to provide a comprehensive system of protection against cyber-threats for corporate IT infrastructure. This Kaspersky Lab product protects workstations, mail and file servers as well as mobile devices and is managed from a central console. For more details on the capabilities and applications of the solution, visit http://www.kaspersky.com/beready/business-solutions.
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