Though security is the bogeyman that haunts the dreams of many CIOs, it's especially scary for SMBs.
SMBs generally have fewer resources to devote to security than their larger counterparts -- which is probably why one in four CIOs at SMB firms recently told CIO Insight that they weren't well protected from viruses, malware and data breaches.
Such concerns are likely based in reality, considering recent research from MessageLabs that indicates just 53 percent of SMBs in the U.S. and UK have appropriate security policies in place.
Because e-mail is such a key entry point for malware and other bad stuff, addressing e-mail security should be a top priority for SMBs -- and businesses of all sizes, for that matter.
Iomega has teamed with Postini to offer an e-mail security solution geared especially toward SMBs.
It seems like a nice fit for the services firm, which already offers secure networking and perimeter security products for SMBs. And it's a way for Postini to diversify beyond its primary user base of mid-sized and large firms.