A recent Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) research study focused on advanced malware protection and detection. The study revealed that enterprise organizations are seeing an increase in more sophisticated malware and are making it a strategic priority to add new layers of endpoint security to protect their organizations against advanced zero-day and polymorphic threats commonly used for targeted attacks.

Based on its survey of 315 North American-based IT security professionals working at enterprise-class organizations (1,000 employees or more), ESG found the majority of respondents have seen an uptick in more sophisticated and targeted malware attacks over the last 24 months.

However, 62 percent of organizations surveyed said endpoint security software is not effective for detecting zero-day and/or polymorphic malware, which leaves them vulnerable to these attacks.

SOURCE: net-security.org