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    The State of Endpoint Security

    Despite all the concern expressed about IT security and a significant increase in the quantity and complexity of attacks, not much seems to be actually improving.

    A new survey of 688 IT security professionals in the U.S., conducted by the Ponemon Institute on behalf of Lumension Security, finds that not only is there an over-reliance on anti-virus software, but also that the amount of time IT organizations are spending on security issues is starting to have a significant impact on the rest of IT operations.

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    Click through for results from a security survey conducted by the Ponemon Institute on behalf of Lumension Security.

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    Less than half agree.

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    Even less agree with this.

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    A major security problem.

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    A hit or miss proposition.

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    Not much progress.

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    That’s a lot of time that should be spent elsewhere.

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    No one knows for sure, but just over half saw a rise.

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    A little bit of everything.

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    Zero day, SQL injection and targeted attacks top the list.

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    The threats are coming from outside and within.

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    What’s not to worry about?

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    Mobile and social media usage is way up.

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    A growing trend.

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    A substantial drop-off after anti-virus.

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    Anti-virus and firewalls are the front line of defense.

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    Only one is over 50 percent.

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