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Fragmentation holds back IT security

Many firms prevented from deploying essential security policies, warns analyst

Fragmentation of the information security services market is preventing many enterprise and public organisations from deploying essential security policies, industry experts have warned. In its latest report, The Shifting Landscape: US Information Security Services, 2002, analyst firm IDC said that the global IT security services market will be worth $23bn (£15bn) annually by 2006, but is categorised by immaturity which leaves it fragmented and highly dynamic. “For those organisations that have been early adopters and invested in security policies, procedures, and technologies, the benefits and value-add provided by service providers are coming to fruition. Information security service include consulting, implementation, management, response and education. The firm’s research reveals that over the course of the past year, information security services vendors have focused their efforts on broadening service portfolios, expanding the knowledge and expertise of their security professionals, and targeting key verticals. Full Story

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