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More business internet traffic goes to Facebook than to any other internet site, according to analysis by managed security firm Network Box.

Analysis of 13 billion URLs used by businesses in the first quarter of 2010 shows that 6.8 per cent of all business internet traffic goes to Facebook – one per cent up on the last quarter of 2009.

The analysis also shows that 10 per cent of all corporate bandwidth – more than anything else – is taken up running YouTube videos, an increase of two per cent on the last quarter of 2009.

However, Windows Update is no slouch when it comes to chewing up bandwidth, accounting for 3.3 per cent of corporate use in Q1 2010.

The top five web sites visited by businesses in Q1 2010 were:

The top five bandwidth hoggers were:

In April the company surveyed 250 IT managers about their biggest security concerns over the coming year and the top answer was "employees using applications on social networks" while at work; 43 per cent of respondents said this is a major concern.

"The figures show that IT managers are right to be concerned about the amount of social network use at work,” says Simon Heron, internet security analyst at Network Box.

“There are two real concerns here: first that employees will be downloading applications from social networks and putting security at risk; and second the amount of corporate bandwidth that appears to be being used for non-corporate activity."

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