Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 & 2008 R2 “End of Life” has Arrived
The Time Has Come to Make a Change
As of January 14, 2020, both Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 have completed their lifecycle. This means that Microsoft will no longer support these platforms, and these desktop and server operating systems are obsolete. As of the end of support date the following will be discontinued:
- Security Updates
- Service/Feature Updates
- Microsoft Technical Support
- Online Technical Content Updates
Therefore, any organization that continues to utilize these platforms will be vulnerable to new security threats from now moving forward.
“Cybercriminals are constantly inventing new methods and techniques to exploit weak infrastructure,” warned Enloe. “Businesses that don’t adapt to the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 ‘End of Life’ policy by migrating to modern technology that keeps pace with the ever-evolving security threat will eventually become a sitting duck for cyberattacks.”
Don’t Leave Your Company at Risk
History shows that many businesses will treat this matter with a troubling lack of urgency. They will ignore the problem until they are negatively impacted by it, and only after the fact take measures to improve their security. This lack of action is a dangerous strategy given the potential financial consequences and risk of a crippling data breach.
BrevAll Has the Answer
BrevAll’s expertise in supporting customers through these types of transitions is invaluable to your organization. We can help upgrade your systems, or even migrate your company to cloud solutions which will drive down total costs, provide enhanced security, and streamline future platform migrations.
Unfortunately, businesses who decide not to act will be extremely susceptible to cyberattacks because these operating systems are obsolete technology,” Enloe advises. “The time is now to enhance your security infrastructure and mitigate the imminent risks before your business is crippled by them.”