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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Security data swamps firms

Security systems such as firewalls and antivirus software are producing more data than some firms can cope with, according to new research released today by infrastructure management specialist Micromuse.  Nearly a third of IT managers questioned across Europe said they generate more security data than they can properly examine for potential threats, and 45 percent said they experienced more than 4,000 security “events” a second.

Kelly Schupp, director of Security Market Solutions at Micromuse, said that firms run greater risks if they rely on a single security officer to manage these issues - as security managers are in high demand and may leave, taking their knowledge with them.

Posted on 04/27