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The State Of SMB IT Security And Emerging Trends: 2009 To 2010

Business Data Services North America And Europe

January 25, 2010


  • By Jonathan Penn
  • with Heidi Shey,
  • Ellen Daley,
  • Edward Radcliffe

Why Read This Report

Security spending for small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) has been faring relatively well through the economic downturn, and budgets appear to be strengthening, most notably in the area of new product purchases. Network security and data security top the technology areas of investment and attention. Meanwhile, interest in and adoption of managed security services continues to grow across a broad array of areas, driven more by the improved protection it offers than by a pure operational cost-savings argument. SMBs continue to grapple with security of the changing IT infrastructure and evolving business demands — yet while cloud computing gets a lot of media attention, consumerization of IT registers as the highest concern by IT security decision-makers. This document gives highlights of an extensive data set collected across North American and European SMBs via our Enterprise And SMB IT Security Survey, North America And Europe, Q3 2009.

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Table of Contents

  • North American And European SMB IT Security Outlook For 2010
  • IT Security Spending Plans
  • Priorities, Challenges, And Concerns
  • Managed Security Services
  • Compliance
  • Client And Application Security
  • Data Security
  • About This Document
  • Basic Segmentation Available
  • Data Available In This Survey
  • Supplemental Material