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Dell partner survey names top security threats

Just weeks ahead of Dell World 2014 being held Nov. 4-6 in Austin, Texas, the vendor at its Dell Security Peak Performance Conference for partners taking place this week in Orlando, Fla., reported that in a recent survey partners ranked network security, mobile security and cloud security as the top threats facing their customers.

The survey was conducted with 120 randomly selected Dell channel partners at the event. Approximately 600 partners from North America, Latin America and Europe are attending the three-day conference, according to the vendor.

The survey results, which were highlighted during yesterday’s keynote address, noted that network security and unified threat management (UTM) accounted for the greatest security concern, cited by 77% of respondents, with mobile security following closely behind, cited by 61% of respondents, and cloud security, cited by 39% of responses.

Survey respondents said that their customers were most concerned with security risks related to the BYOD trend, cited by 59% of respondents; advanced persistent threats, cited by 52% of respondents; and compliance, also cited by 52%.

When it comes to sourcing security products, 63% of Dell partners who responded to the survey indicated that it was very important or important that they offer customers a single-vendor security solution, while 7% stated that it was not important to do so.

The Dell Security Peak Performance Conference is being co-sponsored by Ingram Micro, Securematics and Tech Data.

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I'm thinking about mobile security treats the most, along with others.