Asian enterprises revise information security strategies

Asian enterprises are revising their information security strategies, according to a newly released broad-based IT security survey by Fortinet.

Seventy-four percent of the respondents conducted a full reappraisal of their information security strategy in the last 12 months.

The findings of the survey conducted on 350 IT professionals in medium to very large sized enterprises across Asia reveal that the top two areas of improvement are comprehensiveness of coverage and cost of their IT security implementation.

About 71 percent of respondents in Singapore said comprehensiveness of coverage is their number one priority and 58 percent of those surveyed in Hong Kong cited cost effectiveness as their top concern.

Thirty-six percent of respondents in Asia named cloud computing as the most important driver for the strategy changes.

"The remarkable pace of cloud computing adoption and the growing trend of employees plugging their personal devices to the corporate network are posing serious challenges to traditionally secured networks," said Patrice Perche, senior vice president of international sales and support at Fortinet.