According to the survey, a surprising 20% of Windows-based PCs in use by employees were selected, purchased and owned by the employee, along with 12% of their laptops and 6% of smartphones. But 52% of the survey's IT and security pros viewed that as something that could compromise security.
With Windows 7 just released, one survey question on that topic indicated that 19% had "no plans" to use Windows 7, but 9% already had, and the rest were discussing or had plans for it. In all, 72% of the survey's respondents think Windows 7 offers improved security over previous Windows versions.
Finally, in something of a blow to Symantec and other security vendors, the survey asked telecom companies who they considered their main security vendor and the found about two-thirds said "network equipment providers" and only a third said "security companies."
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