47% of organizations say virus bypassed IT system designed for malware

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One in four organizations reportedly suffered cyberattacks that bypassed all of their security solutions, according to a Barkly report.

To determine what cybersecurity solutions succeed and fail at blocking malware, Barkly surveyed IT managers and administrators at small and medium-sized businesses about their experiences with software viruses.

Barkly found 47 percent of organizations said malware had entered their system. Of this proportion, 79 percent said the malware was able to execute. Sixty-eight percent of these remaining organizations said the malware successfully infected their IT systems, and more than half of these organizations (56 percent) said they were unable to recover from the attack.

"Unfortunately, the point at which the largest percentage of organizations saw their protection fall down was at the pre-execution stage," according to the report. "Once malware was on a device, the solutions they had in place … weren't always able to stop it from executing."

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