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Blaster and SoBig change the landscape

Security spending set to soar following unprecendented success of next-generation worms. IT directors are being forced to spend more of their IT budgets on security as a result of the recent virus plague spearheaded by Blaster and SoBig. According to market watcher IDC, the devastating impact of these virus attacks is fuelling security spending, a trend that will continue over the next five years to create a market worth $4.4bn. “The recent onslaught of viruses and worms such as Blaster, Nachi, and SoBig highlights the need for antivirus products and, more importantly, the need to update services,” said Brian Burke, research manager at IDC’s security products service. Full Story

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