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February 11, 2005

Anti-spyware market looms large in 2005

According to a Forrester Research study sixty five percent of surveyed companies plan to invest in antispyware solutions this year.

Technology decision makers from 185 North American companies of all sizes participated in the survey. While 69 percent of large enterprises said they would purchase anti-spyware tools this year, only 53 percent of small and medium businesses said they'd go for such protection, it found.

The study exposed several cracks in firms' anti-spyware strategy. Almost 40 percent of respondents failed to put a number to the total number of their machines that have been infected. According to the rest, about 17 percent of their systems had already suffered from spyware, a number Forrester expects to climb to 25 percent within 12 months.

Full article:  CNET News.com Security >> Business & legal

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