Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Windows Server 2003 expires biggest security concern

On 14th July, Microsoft will halt its support operations for Windows 2003 server. This will eventually make a huge impact as security concerns are looming that what will going to happen once the official support is over. Many organizations are still far behind for migration to the latest server platform. Recently a survey has been conducted by Bit9+Carbon Black that reveals quite alarming situation for enterprises. After the deadline expires, organizations will have to pay $600 per server for extended support - so no more free security updates in Patch Tuesday. Bit9+Carbon Black report revealed that one in three enterprises running Windows Server 2003, i.e., 9 million machines still running the outdated OS, an estimated 2.7 million servers will remain at high risk. <more>

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