SOCIAL NETWORKING AND COLLABORATIVE APPLICATION USAGE EXPLODES IN BUSINESSES WORLDWIDE
Personal-to-Business “Crossover” is Accelerating, Says Latest Industry Report from Palo Alto Networks
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 9, 2009 – Palo Alto Networksâ„˘, the leader in next-generation firewalls, today announced results of an international study that reveal the use of social networking and collaborative applications for business purposes has skyrocketed in the last six month period. With increased adoption of Web-based applications comes new business and security risks that go far beyond potential productivity losses. Yet most companies have outdated IT infrastructure and usage policies that may fail to protect them from these growing risks.
These are just some of the results of the fourth Application Usage and Risk Report (Fall Edition 2009), a semi-annual analysis of application usage on enterprise networks. Unlike other industry reports that are based on behavioral surveys, the Application Usage and Risk Report looks more