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Targeted malware on servers biggest concern for IT professionals

Bit9 : 25 March, 2013  (Technical Article)
Survey by Bit9 reveals the highest priorities for IT and security professionals regarding server security
Targeted malware on servers biggest concern for IT professionals

Bit9 has announced the results of its second annual server security survey of nearly 1,000 IT and security professionals worldwide. Key findings include:

* 52 percent of respondents said targeted malware attacks are their top server security concern, up 15 percent from the prior year.

* 25 percent of respondents said their servers were attacked in 2012, up 8 percent.

* 12 percent of the survey group ranked “too much administrative effort” required by traditional security solution as a bigger concern than actual attacks. 43 percent of respondents use more than 1 full-time employee to manage server security.

“These results highlight the need for greater control in identifying and stopping advanced attacks on valuable server resources—before they execute—while decreasing the security-related administrative workloads of IT and security professionals,” said Brian Hazzard, vice president of product management for Bit9. “The key to securing enterprise servers—both physical and virtual—is to allow only trusted software to execute and prevent all other files from running. That’s how the Bit9 Platform protects our customers’ servers and endpoints against targeted attacks, zero-day threats and all other types of malware.”

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