Windows 7 End of Life: What You Should Expect
Out with the old and in with the new. The day has come that we have to say goodbye to Windows 7. As of today, January 14th, 2020, Windows 7 has reached end of life. Businesses and consumers with PCs running on Windows 7 – which was introduced in 2009 – will no longer receive technical assistance, software patches and security updates from Microsoft.
When the product was released back in 2009, Microsoft had committed to a 10 year product support for Windows 7. Microsoft has now discontinued Windows 7 security updates, therefore, it is important that you upgrade to a modern operating system such as Windows 10.
Once on a modern operating system, you will want to ensure that you and your firm are continuing to sustain the highest levels of resiliency to prevent software vulnerabilities from causing harm. Implementing a patch management service with companies – like Eze Castle Integration! – will ensure software and firmware remain up-to-date and are proactively monitored to prevent security bugs and malicious exploits, reducing overall firm risk. This means seasoned IT experts are keeping pace with a constantly changing threat landscape, enforcing consistent IT policies to eliminate weak links and reducing overhead so your IT resources can focus on more complex tasks.
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