Three-quarters of enterprises are ‘moving to adopt’ managed security services in the wake of inadequate budgets, increased regulatory pressures and staffing woes, according to Symantec’s 2009 Managed Security in the Enterprise Report.
That claim corroborates with data from research firm IDC, which predicts that the market for these services will more than double to $2.8 billion by 2012.
According the Symantec’s survey of 1000 IT managers (conducted in January), all but two percent of large organisations in the
Cyber security is a growing problem, yet organisations are having trouble addressing it. Managed security services provide a way for many organisations to close the gap,” said Grant Geyer, Symantec’s vice president of managed services.