Protect your corporate IT network from hackers and other unwanted intruders with Proxy Sentinel™. Click here for all the details and get the peace of mind you deserve.
Back to our Homepage Proxy Sentinel™ high performance Internet proxy server and secure firewall solution Firewall Sentinel™ secure & powerful Internet firewall solution About Internet and GCIS Frequently Asked Questions on Internet security issues Internet Security Industry News - Stay informed of what's happening Contact Internet today and order your Proxy Sentinel™ or Firewall Sentinel™ server now!

Companies afraid to set up wireless computing systems

Save your company's valuable data with Proxy Sentinel™ from Internet Security. Click here for all the details.

April 4, 2006

According to new research done by Symantec, as a whole, many companies are simply afraid to set up wireless and remote computing systems because of numerous Internet security issues. Symantec says that more than 60 percent of companies are seriously holding back on deploying and integrating wireless technology.

Some of the reasons given are that they have many concerns over its overall security, the global survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit found.

According to the report, 82 per cent of businesses worldwide think the damage from virus attacks would be the same or greater on a mobile network than it could be on a fixed network.

However, the majority of businesses aren't prepared for the possibility of a virus attacking their mobile systems.

"The research highlights serious weaknesses in firms’ present security arrangements for mobile devices," the survey found.

"Only 26 per cent have actually assessed security risks of smart phones, compared with 81 percent of enterprises conducting security assessments for laptops."

“It’s prudent for enterprises to gain experience in mobile deployments and security before a serious attack makes it mandatory and time critical,” said Ollie Whitehouse, a wireless research scientist at Symantec.

"While most enterprises are aware of the risks introduced with mobility, they continue to lack the appropriate security measures and policies required to protect themselves from potential threats,” he said.

Only nine per cent of the companies surveyed had set up a security system to deal with corporate mobile devices.

Of the rest, 10 per cent of companies have no measures for addressing mobile security, while 39 per cent are currently integrating devices into their existing fixed network security set up.

The figures varied for businesses throughout the world. In Western European, 55 per cent of businesses have deployed security software to protect mobile data, compared to 44 per cent in Asia-Pacific and just 36 per cent in North America.

The Economist Intelligence Unit surveyed more than 240 global company executives.

Source: Vnunet


Save Internet's URL to the list of your favorite web sites in your Web browser by clicking here.

Become an authorized reseller of Proxy Sentinel™ and Firewall Sentinel™. Do like the rest of our authorized resellers and have your clients benefit the important security features of our products and solutions, while increasing your sales at the same time. Click here for all the details.

You can link to the Internet Security web site as much as you like. Read our section on how your company can participate in our reciprocal link exchange program and increase your rankings in the major search engines such as
Google and all the others.

Click here to order your Proxy Sentinel™ Internet security server today!

Proxy Sentinel™ is the most secure Internet proxy server on the market today. Click here for more information.
Site optimized by Pagina+™
Powered by Sun Hosting
Search engine keywords by Rank for Sales
Development platform by My Web Services
Internet is listed in
Global Business Listing

| Home | Proxy Sentinel™ | Firewall Sentinel™ | FAQ | News | Sitemap | Contact |
Copyright © Internet    Terms of use    Privacy agreement    Legal disclaimer