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IT Confidence Wavers Beyond the Firewall

Roberta Holland | October 8, 2014

IT professionals are confident in their perimeter security, but beyond those initial firewalls confidence about protecting sensitive data dips considerably, according to a recent survey.

The global survey conducted by U.S.-based SafeNet showed that 74 percent of those polled believe their perimeter security is sufficient to guard against security threats. However, 41 percent believe unauthorized users can access their network. And 60 percent were not confident data would be safe if unauthorized users penetrated the perimeter security.

In Europe, the results were similar. That initial confidence in whether perimeter security is sufficient was higher in Germany (87 percent), the U.K. (86 percent), and France (84 percent). But it was markedly lower for Italy (68 percent) and the regional grouping Benelux of Belgium,...

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