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Mobile Computing Will Remain Number 1 Security Threat, Enterprises Will Purchase More Firewalls Than Any Other Leading Security Technology in 2010
KANSAS CITY, MO--(Marketwire - September 2, 2010) - FishNet Security, the nation's leading provider of information security solutions that combine technology, services, support and training, today announced the results of its 2010 IT security trends and spending survey. The survey polled IT employees from over 450 Fortune 1000 enterprises via an independent online service. Results of the survey revealed that C-level executives and security practitioners believe that the top three computing sources that present the greatest threat to information security today are mobile computing (69%), social networks (68%) and cloud computing platforms (35%). The survey also revealed that while 65 percent of respondents believe mobile computing will remain the top threat for the next two years, 62 percent believe that over this same two-year period cloud computing will replace social networks as the second riskiest computing environment. Furthermore, the survey revealed that respondents plan to buy more firewalls than any other primary IT security solution by the end of 2010.
"This survey validates that the cloud computing shift is becoming reality and that IT security departments are very concerned about the challenges it presents to the enterprise. If enterprises want to take advantage of the benefits cloud computing offers and reduce associated risks they are going to have to accelerate their cloud security policies, procedures and programs," said Gary Fish, FishNet Security CEO. "Not surprising, the survey also reveals that securing the perimeter will continue to be a high priority and that firewalls will remain an essential part of an effective enterprise security strategy in 2010."
Additional survey findings for 2010 include:
In addition to completing the survey questionnaire, respondents were also invited to provide comments on the subject matter presented. Those who provided additional comments indicated that in 2010, they expected to see, among other things:
The survey drew responses from CEOs, CISOs, security administrators, managers and network and security engineers. Respondents worked within a broad range of industries, including financial services, energy/oil and gas, government, healthcare, retail and manufacturing. On Thursday, September 9, visit www.fishnetsecurity.com for a complete report on the survey and analysis of the findings.