Data centre security is not considered a top priority despite IT managers experiencing attacks and data breaches.


Based on a survey of 4,500 senior European IT decision makers, Brocade revealed that half of respondents suffered data breaches last year, and that most of these had not encrypted their data.


Of the companies that suffered security breaches, 70 per cent stated that the lost data was not encrypted, though 82 per cent of these respondents noted that encryption technologies could have mitigated their risk.


Mike Murphy, director of marketing, EMEA, at Brocade, said: “The most mission critical corporate data resides within the data centre and should require a robust, non-disruptive, fabric-based data security strategy to avoid damaging breaches. While over three quarters of businesses agree that a data loss would be catastrophic, this survey illustrates that not enough is being done to protect critical assets.”