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Global Key Findings

Despite the increasing number of data breaches and nearly 1.4 billion data records being lost or stolen in 2016 according to the Gemalto Breach Level Index, the vast majority of IT professionals still believe perimeter security is effective at keeping unauthorized users out of their networks. However, companies are under investing in technology that adequately protect their businesses.

Surveying 1,050 IT decision makers worldwide, businesses feel that perimeter security is keeping them safe, with most (94%) believing that it is quite effective at keeping unauthorized users out of their network. However, 65% are not extremely confident their data would be protected, should their perimeter be breached, a slight decrease on last year (69%). Despite this, nearly six in 10 (59%) organizations report that they believe all their sensitive data is secure.

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Demographics

New research by Vanson Bourne reveals businesses overly confident about keeping hackers out of networks, but not about keeping data safe after a breach.