BANGALORE--In the past year hackers have stolen data from Indian businesses on over 1,000 occassions, according to a study released Monday by the Ponemon Institute commissioned by Juniper Networks.
The report "Efficacy of emerging network security technologies: India," which surveyed 554 Indian businesses, also found they have a dim view of their security capability. Each respondent said that on average they were breached twice in the past 12 months.
On a scale of one to ten, where ten was being "very effective", on average they gave themselves a score of 4.7.
Most of these businesses blamed their woes on poor emerging security networking technologies, such as intrusion prevention systems, virtual private networks, and application control.
- 54 percent agreed said these technologies did not minimize DDOS attacks or Web app hacks.
- 58 percent of alarms were false positives.
- 53 percent said vendors lied about what the technology could achieve.
46 percent said blocking IP addresses was ineffective, raising concerns such a practice could also jeopardize their business. "The biggest concern is that its use will affect revenues," according to the report.