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Code flaws push up cost of IT security

UK companies face a multimillion-pound bill as the number of flaws in Microsoft Windows software escalates, analyst firm Gartner has warned. John Pescatore, an analyst with Gartner, said implementing personal firewalls to guard against Microsoft security flaws is a critical enterprise requirement. However, businesses would have to pay about £100 per user to roll out personal firewalls to corporate PCs. Ongoing support costs could be an extra £30 a year per user. “The growing use of corporate desktops on broadband connections means that corporate PCs, particularly laptops used by remote workers, are more exposed to direct internet-based attacks,” said Pescatore. Full Story

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