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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