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IT Security Spending Will Increase To Match Cybercrime Threat Tn 2009

Finjan's Web Security survey finds that enterprises increase their IT security budgets for 2009 while their overall IT budgets tend to be reduced
San Jose, CA, USA, January 12, 2009 Finjan Inc., a leading provider of secure web gateway solutions for the enterprise market, today announced the findings of its IT security survey conducted during December 2008. In light of the economic downturn and rising cybercrime attacks as indicated in Finjan's Web Security Trends Report Q4 2008, Finjan conducted an online survey among 200 IT and security professionals. The survey focused on determining the trends for allocating IT budgets in 2009 compared to 2008.

The results reveal that the total IT budgets for 2009 tend to be reduced compared to 2008. However, the IT security budget outlook was more optimistic since organizations intend to dedicate a larger part of their total IT budgets to IT security. Key findings from the survey:

.38% of all respondents stated that they do not expect a change in their