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Branham and Symantec Release Findings on the Current State of IT Security in Canada

- Branham Group Inc., a leading global ICT industry analyst and strategic marketing consultancy, and Symantec, a global leader in providing security, storage and systems management solutions, are proud to announce the release of the Pulse of IT Security in Canada study.  

Over the past seven years, Symantec and Branham Group have spearheaded this initiative, which assesses how key decision makers view and respond to IT security challenges in Canadian enterprises. One hundred senior managers with enterprise security responsibility in organizations with annual revenues of more than $50 million were interviewed to gain insight into Canadian enterprise IT security issues. This year's respondents represent a diverse cross-section of the Canadian economy, with 35 per cent coming from the High-Tech, Manufacturing and Energy sectors. This report highlights changes over the past 12 months and provides trending data for the survey period between 2003 and 2009.

"While IT security may have taken a slight hit on the corporate agenda as a result of the economic woes that have plagued much of the country over the past year, enterprise organizations across Canada continue to take a more proactive approach to IT security, even despite reduced budgets", notes Andrew Bisson, Branham’s Vice President of Consulting Services. "This year's study results reflect the ever changing threatscape, and the measures Canadians are taking to protect themselves."

"IT security is becoming so visible within the media and other outlets that organizations are making it more of a priority", adds Michael Murphy, Vice President and General Manager of Symantec Canada. "IT Security decision makers must allocate their spend strategically to ensure their organizations assets are protected from threats that are becoming increasingly sophisticated."

To download a free copy of the Pulse of IT Security in Canada study, visit the following link - http://www.branhamgroup.com/reports/Symantec-Pulse-of-IT-Security-in-Canada-Study-Volume-VII

About Branham Group Inc.
Branham Group is a leading industry analyst and strategic consulting fi rm servicing the global information technology marketplace. Branham Group assists information technology companies and related institutions in achieving market success through its custom consulting services (Planning, Marketing and Partnering), and through its multiclient research subscription programs (eHealth, Outsourcing and Green IT). Branham also produces an annual listing of the top information technology companies in Canada (www.branham300.com), tracks the Canadian Outsourcing industry (www.branhamoutsourcing.com) and monitors over 450 eHealth vendors. For more information regarding Branham Group, please visit www.branhamgroup.com.

About Symantec
Symantec is a global leader in providing security, storage and systems management solutions to help businesses and consumers secure and manage their information. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has operations in more than 40 countries. More information is available at www.symantec.com. Symantec’s Canadian operations are headquartered in Toronto with offices in Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary and Vancouver. For more information on Symantec products or current promotions, access Symantec's Canadian Web site at www.symantec.ca. Symantec is an active member of the Business Software Alliance (BSA).

For further information, please contact:

Andrew Bisson
Vice President, Consulting Services
613-745-2282 Ext. 117
go_to_market@branhamgroup.com

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