Survey Says – Consolidate My Management Tools

In this survey “62% of the respondents said they plan to consolidate e-mail security functions, such as antivirus, antispam and content-filtering capabilities, into a single product. And they’ll do it fast: 96% of those consolidating said they’ll do so in the next 12 months. … because of “the rising complexity inside the corporate network’s DMZ.” … too many point products performing discrete tasks with unique management consoles have resulted in IT staffers at 47% of the surveyed companies spending two or more hours per week fiddling with e-mail security duties. Meanwhile, half of those surveyed said that the time spent on such tasks should be less than a half hour each week. The consolidation trend could also hit antispyware vendors as IT execs look for a consolidated view of all the tools used to protect end-user systems…

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