In October 2013, Bit9 conducted its third-annual survey on server security. In the past year, the inability to detect or stop advanced attacks has remained a constant challenge for enterprises. This survey was designed to analyze these challenges from respondents who are responsible for their organization's security posture.
Key findings and takeaways:
- Targeted attacks and data breaches are top concerns for organizations, but confidence in being able to detect or stop them on their servers has dropped for the second consecutive year;
- Virtual servers continue to be perceived as more secure than physical ones, despite admitted advanced attacks;
- Administrative effort for server security remains uncomfortably high for the second year in a row.