Key Security Drivers
Virus and Malware Attacks Are Relentless
We asked IT professionals to tell us about security in their current IT environment so we could
understand what they were most concerned about. Nearly a third of those surveyed (31 percent) are
regularly thwarting 100 or more virus or malware attacks every month.
Attacks Thwarted Monthly (n=200)
On average, how many virus or malware attacks are you thwarting each month?
There is no statistical relationship between the size of the company and the number of attacks
thwarted. However, companies with 500 or more virtualized servers are more likely to be thwarting an
even greater volume of attacks. In this category, approximately 31 percent report thwarting more than
500 attacks every month, and 24 percent are thwarting 1,000 or more attacks.