Security managers report virus problem worse

Wednesday, 31 March 2004, 1:19 PM EST

Viruses just won’t die, and despite the prevalence of antivirus protection on PCs, servers, and e-mail gateways, the computer virus problem is still getting worse. That's the opinion of 9 out of ten security managers as reported in the ninth annual Computer Virus Prevalence Survey from ICSA Labs, a division of TruSecure.

According to the report, virus “disasters” increased by 15 percent last year, while virus disaster recovery costs increased by 23 percent.

The ICSA survey targeted the people most responsible for “computer virus protection” in their enterprise. Data came from 300 respondents, each has at their site at least 500 PCs, two LANs, and two remote connections. All told, the data spans almost a million desktops, servers, and perimeter gateways.

By Mathew Schwartz at Enterprise Systems.

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