Over Half Of Companies Planning To Deploy Mobile Antivirus In 2010
Research from Goode Intelligence shows that companies are starting to take the threat of mobile viruses seriously and that fifty-four percent of those surveyed plan to deploy mobile antivirus products and services throughout 2010.
Of these 54%, a third are planning to have this in place by March 2010, whilst the remainder have a target date of September 2010 to complete the roll out of mobile antivirus products.
Goode also asked what level of threat companies put on mobile viruses, and currently just over seventy percent of those organisations feel that the threat from viruses is low, with only 7 percent actually reporting infection from a mobile bourn virus.
However, the perceived threat by 2011 has increased to a state where twenty nine percent believe the risk will be high or very high, and only twenty-one percent think the risk will still be low.
The managing director of Goode Intelligence, Alan Goode, said: “The threat from mobile viruses is currently low but with the rising adoption of data-centric applications on smartphones, including financial services, we feel that the threat will rise from 2010 onwards.
“Last year's iPhone worms could be just the start of a concerted attack on smartphones. The threat is increased by the proliferation of mobile app stores with users downloading applications, most of them free, to their smartphones.”