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Many SharePoint users are not secure

by | Jan 30, 2009

A number of SharePoint users are not secureAlthough most companies recognize the need to secure their enterprise content management systems, a new survey finds that a number of SharePoint users do not implement security measures.

A new survey from Trend Micro find that while a majority of users deployed some sort of security, 40 percent of companies are still left unprotected.

But even of the companies that are protected, Trend Micro says many are only relying on file serve antivirus products.

Michael Osterman, president of Osterman Research, which conducted the survey for Trend Micro said that most companies do not implement protection at all layers of the Sharepoint environment, and mistakenly believe their security is adequate.

"For many organizations, [we] found that SharePoint security is considered a "nice to have", but that security capabilities deployed at the gateway, server and endpoint level are perceived to be sufficient to protect SharePoint servers from malware and related threats," he said.

The survey also found that security of SharePoint systems is slightly more prevalent in Europe than in the U.S.

The Trend Micro findings seem to match an earlier study from Rohati which found that 71 percent of companies do not take the proper steps to secure their enterprise content management systems.ADNFCR-1861-ID-18999870-ADNFCR