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Whether you call it Software as a Service (SaaS), Managed Service Provider (MSP) or On-Demand Services, your organization uses the service running “in the cloud”. This blog will discuss these services, their benefits, drawbacks and operations. Are we biased? Yes. We believe that some services make sense for most organizations. Email security is one of those. However as Mark Twain said, “All generalizations are false, even this one.” Each Tuesday we will post information and questions about Software as a Service. Occasionally, we will have a "Guest Post" from either a consultant or vendor posting her/his thoughts on Managed Services generally as well as some degree of specificity based on her/his unique perspective. We encourage your insights, comments and feedback. Welcome.


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Web Security You Need Now

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You’ve got a service or appliance to handle your email security and you’ve got anti-virus software on the desktops. So, how are you still getting infested?

  • 85% of all malware infestations now come from web browsing, web email and web applications.
  • 49% of companies allow unlimited access to social networking sites yet, social-networking sites do not monitor content for the hosting of malware.
  • Two-thirds of organizations are using at least one Web 2.0 application, yet also see these applications as a serious privacy concern.
  • Approximately 87% of SMBs have employees who use laptops for work. Studies show that 11% of mobile users also use their laptop to download porn, 4% download music and 20% play games.
  • Between the first quarter of 2005 and the end of 2007, Web-borne malware grew 540%. (Gartner, 2007)
  • 5% of heavily trafficked web sites have some sort of threat associated with them (IDC, 2008)

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Posted on : May 11 2009
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Posted under Control, Desktop Apps, Green, Managed Services, SaaS, Security, Web security |

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