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Data loss prevention at the ‘endpoint’ now top priority for IT security

Data loss prevention vendor Vontu Inc. today announced the results of a new survey conducted by Forrester Consultin...


January 29, 2007  


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Data loss prevention vendor Vontu Inc. today announced the results of a new survey conducted by Forrester Consulting.

Entitled Data Loss Prevention and Endpoint Security: Survey Findings, the report reveals that most companies have lost confidential data through removable media such as USB drives in the past two years.

Data loss via USB drives and other removable media is now the top concern for endpoint security, ahead of Trojans, spyware and other threats.

The survey also found that most information security decision makers have specifically allocated 2007 budget funding to pursue endpoint data loss prevention and are currently investigating solutions.

The findings were based on an online survey of 151 decision-makers at North American companies with annual revenues of more than US$200 million.

Upwards of 59% of the respondents came from enterprises with more than US$1 billion in revenue.

Respondents were asked about their concerns, priorities, current implementations, and plans regarding data loss prevention and endpoint security.