Data Protection

Sophos out to change how companies protect their data
UK-based IT security firm Sophos Ltd believes that a new feature it is building into its SafeGuard line, where data will be encrypted by default, will change the way businesses approach data protection.
Accidental sharing by staff bigger threat to data loss: Kaspersky Lab
In a global survey of IT professionals, 27% of all businesses said they have lost sensitive business data due to internal IT threats in the past 12 months, according to Kaspersky Lab. For the first time since the company began tracking these incidents in 2011, accidental data sharing by staff now produces a greater amount of lost data than software vulnerabilities.
arcserve spreads its wings as an independent company
Not long after it unveiled a fresh corporate identity and its new Unified Data Protection (UDP) platform, news emerged in August that arcserve will now be a standalone company, following the completion of its sale to Marlin Equity Partners, a global investment firm with over US$3 billion of capital under its management.
Worldwide info-security spending to grow nearly 8%: Gartner
Worldwide spending on information security will reach US$71.1 billion in 2014, an increase of 7.9% over 2013, with the data loss prevention segment recording the fastest growth at 18.9%, according to the latest forecast from Gartner Inc.
Sophos in talks with telcos to offer cloud security services
IT security solutions provider Sophos Ltd said it is talking to Malaysian telecommunications service providers on the possibility of offering security solutions for the cloud.
Acronis sees an Asian future for its backup solutions
Asia accounts for 30% of revenue, emerging markets a current key focus  New generation of data protection solutions expected to be unveiled in 2015
Companies not protecting financial transactions: Kaspersky survey
According to a survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, only 52% of financial companies and 46% of firms engaged in e-commerce believe they need to take enhanced measures to protect financial transactions.
Complexity and data growth key challenges for SMBs: Acronis
Complexity and data growth are key data protection challenges for small-and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), according to new IDC research cited by data protection specialist Acronis.
CA Tech arcserve launches new unified data protection platform
CA Technologies has unveiled CA arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP), which it claimed is an easy-to-use solution providing cost-effective backup and Assured Recovery across mixed IT environments – helping businesses boost the availability of critical systems.
Dropmysite aims to serve the underserved
Dropmysite seeks to serve the underserved segment of companies with under 10 employees, while expanding its footprint via strategic partnership to leverage rising global demand for secure cloud-based backup services.
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