23% of corporate networks rely on users applying security patches themselves

More than 65% of IT managers surveyed by LanDesk are continuing to experience security breaches and are seeking additional methods of securing their organization beyond just anti-virus software. 60% of respondents said that their organization does not have a way of scanning devices attempting to connect to their network and quarantining any system that does not meet their company’s security requirements. Many IT managers are leaving the security of their organization’s network to chance, despite more than 85% of respondents now having a workforce that is mobile or field-based. Nearly half those surveyed (46%) admitted that the only way to enforce security settings on laptops and mobile devices is when they are physically back in the corporate environment. This means that while they are working or connecting remotely, they pose as significant risk to the business. 23% said that they must rely on their users to apply the security patches themselves.