Some 59% of companies that scanned between 20 and 30,000 PCs with Malware Radar had active malware on their computers, according to Panda Security’s Malware Radar, an online, on-demand, automated malware audit service for businesses.
The increase in malware and the need for companies to have additional protection is reflected in the data gathered by Malware Radar from over 4,500 companies of all sizes. Active malicious code was found in almost half (47%) of companies that audited between 10 and 19 computers. 37% of companies that scanned between 5 and 9 computers had malware running at the time of the scan. As for companies that scanned between 1 and 4 computers, active malware was found in 35% of cases.
“This spectacular increase in the amount of malicious code in circulation (PandaLabs detected as much malware in 2006 as in the previous 15 years combined) has shown that traditional solutions are no longer enough. Panda offers companies a new security model based on complementing solutions already installed on desktops and servers. The model features periodic scans with Malware Radar, capable of finding and removing even the malware that evades traditional solutions”, explains Borja Bonilla, Malware Radar Product Manager.