High Threat Potential across the Data Center
IT professionals report a wide variety of potential security concerns to keep them up at night. Three top
the list: attacks targeting specific data types (62 percent); attacks of server, platform, and data center
infrastructure assets (61 percent); and hackers seeking to gain control of software assets (60 percent).
Almost half are concerned about rootkit attacks at the hypervisor level or below, network attacks, and
attacks targeting end-point devices.
Concern for Security Threats Percent Highly Concerned (6–7 ratings) (n=200)
Attacks targeting specific types of data(malicious loss of confidential data)
Attacks targeting server, platform, and
data center infrastructure assetsHackers seeking to gain control of
software assetsAttacks targeting end points
Attacks targeting networks(denial of services, distributed denial of service)
Rootkit attacks at the hypervisor or below on servers(BIOS and firmware)
How concerned are you about each of the following potential security threats to your IT
environment? (1=not at all concerned, 7=very concerned)