Security Budget Of Asia-Pacific Financial Sector Goes North
SMBs engaged in the banking and fiscal services division throughout the Asia-Pacific region, excluding Japan, will expend over $42 million (higher by 40% from the previous year's $30 million) in the present year.
Nearly 60% of the augmented expenditure will originate from the average companies in Asia. Out of the US $30 million expended on the security measures by this vertical segment previous year, 33% was invested on the acquisition of anti-virus package and 11% on security system like firewall gadgets.
AMI-Partners avers that except for expending on standard anti-virus and firewall packages, SMBs in the finance segment have to spend on security programs like the infiltration spotting /evading packages and safe message management package.
"SMBs from the banking and financial services sectors should especially fortify their InfoTech defense because of the confidential information they handle in their profession. Besides the regular viruses and worm strikes, these SMBs also have to repulse the cyber-terrorists and phishers," informs Diana Ng, AMI-Partners' Singapore-settled research analyst.
Since SMBs develop towards online-commerce and Internet banking, they should guarantee their customers that their user IDs, access codes and account information are secure within the organization of these banking and finance institutions. This is essential nowadays because of greater than ever reports of banks and credit card firms being defrauded by cyber-terrorists and phishers globally.
During September, five leading credit card firms, encompassing American Express, MasterCard and Visa International, created an association to evolve a mutual arrangement to control security measures.
Therefore, establishments in the finance segment must have the toughest security system ready through regular upkeep and modifications necessary for the safety measures to protect the business against the most up-to-date virus strikes and cyber scams.
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» SPAMfighter News - 07-11-2006