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The State Of SMB IT Security: 2008 To 2009

Business Data Services North America And Europe

December 24, 2008


  • By Jonathan Penn
  • with Heidi Shey,
  • Ellen Daley,
  • Madiha Ashour,
  • Chétina Muteba

Why Read This Report

This document gives highlights of an extensive data set collected across North American and European small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) via our Enterprise And SMB IT Security Survey, North America And Europe, Q3 2008. Hot topics include data security, application security, and managed security services, with additional focus on business continuity/disaster recovery, client security, and content filtering. Other areas of data and analysis include security budgets, what sources and channels SMBs prefer to purchase from, and sources of information that influence purchasing decisions.

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Table of Contents

  • About This Document
  • Basic Segmentation Available
  • North American And European SMB IT Security Outlook
  • Current IT Security Budgets And Spending Plans
  • Agenda, Challenges, And Business Objectives
  • Security As A Managed Or Outsourced Service
  • Business Continuity And Disaster Recovery
  • Client Security
  • Content Filtering
  • Application Security
  • Data Security
  • Purchasing Decisions
  • Sources Of Information And Purchasing Influence
  • Data Available In This Survey
  • Supplemental Material