Tuesday, January 06, 2009

More SMB Security But Fewer Security Jobs

A report recently released by Forrester says security spending at SMBs will be up, but it won't be followed by a corresponding increase in headcount.

The report says spending for companies with fewer than 1,000 employees will go up a full percentage point in 2009 from 9.1% of their IT budgets in 2008 to 10.1%.

The bulk of spending will be on data protection tools, such as intrusion prevention systems by 20% of respondents, endpoint controls by 17% and data encryption, including both full disk and file encryption.

An excerpt of the report is available from Forrester.

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