January 17th, 2013
At the 2012 McAfee FOCUS conference in Las Vegas in October, Avecto conducted a survey that revealed some serious concerns IT professionals have about their companies’ privilege control policies. In addition to pointing out the wide disparity that exists between organizations’ future security goals and their existing (and often, lacking) best practices, the survey also shed some light on what the future holds for Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) within the enterprise.
- March 24th, 2014
What is it about Windows XP that has made getting rid of an obsolete operating system so difficult? On the face of it, it should be no contest; XP is inherently less secure than its successors, will no longer receive essential updates, cybercriminals target it more often, and it doesn’t even support the latest secure applications. These factors add up to higher support costs and risk.
- March 24th, 2014
The lead up to Windows XP’s expiration is causing a frenzy among the many businesses that are still running on the retiring operating system. Recent statistics show that XP still represents more than 30 percent of market share; unfortunately, the infection rate is six times higher than that of Windows 8 and two times higher than Windows 7. This means that every day that passes once Windows XP support expires will bring new risks to businesses that haven’t upgraded. As a result, we’re increasingly seeing IT departments starting or completing their migrations to Windows 7 in order to prevent huge customer support costs and minimize their attack vectors and risks of downtime.
- February 12th, 2014
Microsoft has announced that it will continue to provide updates to its anti-malware signatures and engine for Windows XP users until July 14th, 2015. But what does this really mean?
The end of support for the operating system as a whole is April 8th, 2014, and this extended security service isn’t enough to keep organizations secure.