Security

Survey: Web Threats Expose Businesses to Data Loss

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Executive Summary

A study was conducted to gauge the prevalence of web-borne attacks, their consequences, and how IT pros are responding. Among the results, the vast majority of companies surveyed experienced one or more types of web-borne attacks in 2012. The survey report also includes recommendations - such as deploying a secure web gateway - for responding to this new threat environment.

Key findings include:

  • 8 in 10 companies experienced web-borne attacks in 2012
  • The majority of respondents reported significant impacts such as increased help desk time, reduced employee productivity and disruption of business activities
  • Secure web gateways are a critical component of an effective defense against web-borne threats

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