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End of Windows XP Support. Are You Prepared?

Microsoft will end support for Windows XP on 8th April 2014, in effect discontinuing all security updates.

What does "End of Support" Mean?

An unsupported version of Windows will no longer receive software updates from Windows Update. These include security updates that can help protect your PC from harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software, which can steal your personal information.

Don't let your PC become a target for viruses and malware. Hacker groups are already developing plans to attack Windows XP systems once unpatched vulnerabilities are known after the End of Support date.

Risks of running Windows XP after 8 April 2014

  1. No Security
Your devices will be vulnerable to harmful viruses, spyware and other malicious software which can steal or damage business data.

  2. Downtime
Without updates and patches, your systems are at a higher risk of failure - leading to costly business disruptions.

  3. No Guidance
Online and phone-based technical support will no longer be available.

  4. Software Issues
Many software and hardware vendors will no longer support products that are running Windows XP.

  5. Incompatibility with New Technology
Windows XP does not support the 4th Generation Intel® Core® processor family and the Microsoft Office 2013 productivity suite, leading to productivity bottlenecks.

  6. Higher Costs
Organisations have only one option for maintaining some level of support and delivery of needed security patches: by purchasing the costly Microsoft Custom Support Agreement (CSA) for Windows XP.

Windows 8 keeps your PCs safe

Windows 8 is 20 times more secure than Windows XP, and is the smarter choice for enterprises. Delaying migration isn't worth the security vulnerabilities and costs.

1. Automatic Encryption

This which reduces IT involvement by eliminating the task of loading encryption software.

2. Two-Factor Authentication

Native support for two-factor authentication with virtual smart cards ensures that user access to devices is more secure than ever.


Reference Materials


Discussing Windows XP Migration with Management: The Top 5 Threats to Business
Comparing Security Issues Between Windows 8 and Windows XP
Windows XP - A Compliance and Risk Nightmare in 2014