As Internet usage is constantly growing, malicious, phishing, scamming and fraudulent sites are also evolving and making their way to any user’s network if given the chance.

A recent survey commissioned by GFI Software among small and medium-sized businesses in the US found that 40% of them suffered some sort of security breach as a result of employees accidentally or intentionally browsing through websites that host malware, infected downloads, or have been corrupted by malicious code.

The survey results are all valid reasons to use web monitoring software and outline whether web security is being given the right attention or not.

The survey of 200 U.S.-based IT decision makers at organizations with between five and 249 employees was fielded by noted polling expert Opinion Matters, between Sept. 29 and Oct. 4, 2011.

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