Is your business vulnerable to the security risks associated with Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP?
July will mark the one-year anniversary since Microsoft ended Support for Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP. With this in mind, we would like to update you on the potential risks of security associated with staying on Windows Server 2003 or Windows XP.
Unpatched VulnerabilitiesAny vulnerabilities or exploits discovered by hackers are not going to be patched. According to a US-Cert alert, this could cause irreparable damage to your business through "the loss of confidentiality, integrity, and or availability of data, system resources and business assets."
ComplianceBusinesses who run Windows Server 2003 will not be able to maintain PCI, HIPAA, or other major compliances. The vulnerabilities in Windows Server 2003 could compromise customer privacy and credit card security.
BackdoorCustomers who have systems running Windows Server 2003 or XP at their facility may unknowingly be providing a backdoor into other systems at their office. These backdoors allow hackers to their other systems on the network thought to be secure.
If you would like to learn more about resolving the security risks associated with Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP contact your Applianz Reseller or Applianz Authorized Partner today!