43 percent of organizations saw a surge in malware in 2010, particularly in sophisticated and hard-to-detect malware.
98 percent of organizations experienced a virus or malware-based network intrusion, with 35 percent reporting 50 malware attempts or more in a one-month timeframe.
One third of those surveyed reported that they had no restrictions on which applications run on their network.
An additional third of respondents have application policies but don’t enforce them.
About 55 percent of organizations report that preventing unknown or bad applications from being installed on the endpoint is a major challenge, while 47 percent reported that preventing those same applications from being executed is a challenge.
• 3rd party applications outside of Microsoft (58 percent) • Adobe (54 percent) • Google Docs (46 percent) • Microsoft OS/applications (44 percent)• Oracle applications (39 percent)
While vulnerability assessment is considered effective by 70 percent of organizations, only 51 percent actually use these solutions.
Device control is considered effective by 57 percent of professionals, but only 26 percent of organizations use these products.
Similarly, application white-listing is considered effective by 44 percent and only 29 percent use this technology.
And 61 percent of organizations think endpoint management and security suites are effective, but only 40 percent of organizations have this kind of platform.