Security Slideshow: Strong Information Security Starts at EndpointsBy Don Reisinger | Posted 04-11-2011
Nearly all respondent say they are currently spending on endpoint security for servers, PCs, and laptops.
50 percent of respondents expect to invest in security for smartphones and "other instrumented devices" this year.
By 2015, IBM estimates that there will be about 1 trillion connected devices.
80 percent of respondents expect to add new endpoints to their network this year.
33 percent of respondents say visibility into all of their endpoints is their biggest security concern.
Nearly three-quarters of respondents say they allow smartphones or tablets to connect to corporate networks.
36 percent of respondents say that mobile devices aren't as well-protected from potential threats as they could be.
IBM's research reveals that companies are seeing attacks and vulnerabilities, but not successful exploitation of mobile devices.
Lost or stolen devices
The biggest threat to mobile-device security right now is the possibility of employees losing or misusing device, according to the IBM report.
Control your data
According to IBM, when it comes to mobile security, the key thing all companies must do is "ensure control of their data regardless of where it is."