To maintain user productivity and security, most organizations have begun transitioning to modern versions of Windows, but a significant number of enterprises are still running outdated operating systems like Windows 7 or Windows XP. As of July 2015, more than 60 percent of all PCs were running Windows 7 and nearly 12 percent were still running Windows XP.
The Dell SecureWorks Counter Threat Unit has catalogued more than 760 vulnerabilities in Windows XP, and CTU predicts “continued discovery and disclosure of new software vulnerabilities linked to Windows XP well beyond the end-of-support date.”
Not only do outdated systems pose security risks, they also prevent the organization from accessing the benefits of a modern operating system. Download this whitepaper to learn six of the most noteworthy.
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