Seventy two per cent of businesses have no system for preventing data leaks over e-mail. In addition, 89% lack an effective anti-spam platform, a survey by IDC for Secure Computing has revealed.
"This study highlights the fact that most companies have not kept up with advancing security technology, and as a result they are spending much more money than necessary responding to threats," said Atri Chatterjee, senior vice-president at Secure Computing.
"The bad guys are constantly finding new ways to attack. We want to help the good guys stay one step ahead," he said.
The survey questioned 100 IT professionals and security decision makers at companies with 500 or more employees.
Secure has announced its Stamp (Seven Technologies for Advanced Mail Protection) platform initiative, that includes:
1. Real-time, multi-protocol reputation-based messaging security, providing zero hour protection, reduced bandwidth and archiving costs
2. Multi-tiered inbound defences, including global and local intelligence to deliver 99.5 percent effectiveness
3. Complete content detection - both structured and unstructured - resulting in privacy and intellectual property protection
4. Robust encryption and other compliance actions based upon policy, ensuring compliance and lowering risk of theft
5. Integrated inbound and outbound protection solution, thus reducing costs and improving efficiency
6. A hybrid security application delivery architecture, enabling choice or mix of on-premise, hosted and virtualised solutions for greater business agility and flexibility
7. Enterprise-ready, best-of-breed system approach, combining scalability with stability, ease of administration and robust reporting capabilities to maximise and prove ROI to management.