IDC Study Reports A Substantial Lack Of Network Security In A Significant Number Of U.S.-based Corporations
FRAMINGHAM, Mass., –June 10, 1998 "Antivirus protection, a popular and simple to use network security technology, is not being used nor currently implemented by nearly one out of three U.S.-based companies surveyed in IDC's Technology Integration Panel Study (TIPS). ?Small companies were less likely than large or medium-sized companies to use antivirus protection. However, we anticipate a dramatic increase in the adoption of antivirus tools during the next 12 to 18 months such that complete penetration will occur in use of this essential line of protection across companies of all sizes," said Carey Azzara, Program Manager of IDC's Corporate Computing Vertical Views and TIPS services.
IDC's Growing Demand For Network Security Technology report is based on exclusive results from the information technology (IT) industry's premier resource for vertical market research on the adoption, implementation, and deployment of technology. TIPS is now comprised of IT-decision makers from over 900 North American-based companies. Surveys are conducted quarterly with results analyzed by overall market trends and further compared by size of company and by 16 vertical markets. The result is an insightful analysis of the way organizations are using IT to solve their business challenges.
The Growing Demand For Network Security Technology report explores the implementation, deployment, and adoption growth rates for the following six security measures:
Utilization and adoption growth rates of each security measure are further analyzed by company size and industry.
Encryption is second only to user authentication in potential growth.
All network security measures except single-sign on technology have the highest adoption rates among large U.S. companies with 1,000 or more employees.
One out of three U.S.-based companies has an IT security officer. Companies that have a specifically named IT security officer also have a significantly higher network security utilization rate
Three industries–financial services, telecommunications and transportation–are expected to exceed a 40% adoption rate for user authentication by the year 2000.
The Growing Demand For Network Security Technology report (IDC #15736) is available for purchase by contacting Cheryl Toffel at (800) 343-4952. Visit www.idc.com and search on report number 15736 for an abstract and complete table of contents. For additional information about IDC's Technology Integration Panel Study, please contact Tony Membrino at (508) 935-4334.
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