Sunbelt System Software, the leading provider of Windows system administration tools and enterprise security solutions, has found that although 37 percent of organisations see spyware as the greatest security threat to their networks, 33 percent think their anti-spyware strategy is not effective enough and 39 percent of organisations don№t update their employees on safe practices for spyware avoidance.
In a recent poll of system administrators, IT managers and consultants, Sunbelt has identified that spyware is considered to be a significant threat to organisations№ security. However the measures being put in place to prevent any security breaches taking place are considered ineffective by one third of respondents. The survey also discovered that 23.5 percent of organisations don№t have dedicated anti-spyware measures in place and 14 percent of those polled admitted that spyware is not under control in their organisation.
This research has confirmed what the IT security industry has suspected for a long time, said Ian Masters, sales director at Sunbelt Software.
Although users are becoming more aware of the spyware threat, it is still taking some time for organisations to put adequate protection in place.
The SunPoll was conducted via Sunbelt№s WServerNews newsletter. This publication is distributed to over 500,000 readers.