miércoles, 31 de agosto de 2011

Proofpoint 2011 Consumerized IT Security Survey

Proofpoint, Inc., the leading provider of cloud-based email security and compliance solutions, today announced findings from its 2011 Consumerized IT Security Survey. Conducted in conjunction with Osterman Research, the survey polled 632 respondents from enterprises and government agencies to find out how their organizations are responding to security and compliance challenges caused by the onslaught of consumerized IT in the workplace.

The survey revealed that 84 percent of organizations are allowing employees to use consumerized IT such as iPads, iPhones, Facebook, Twitter and IM to conduct business communications. It also revealed that to mitigate associated risks, organizations are turning away from a trust-only approach and implementing three-layer security and compliance strategies that include trust, policy and technology. Seventy-three percent of those polled stated that they are using a combination of policy and trust, 51 percent have implemented strategies that leverage policy, technology and trust, and only 11 percent are relying on “employee good judgment” alone.

“Consumerized IT in the workplace is a fact of life, and organizations recognize that they must act to integrate it in a secure and compliant manner,” said Michael Osterman, principal of Osterman Research, Inc. “Trust will always be an essential part of any security and compliance strategy, but it is encouraging to discover that half of those polled know that trust alone will not provide an effective defense.”

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