After July 14, 2015, Microsoft no longer issues security updates for any version of Windows Server 2003. If you are still running Windows Server 2003, you need to prepare your business and start planning and executing a migration strategy to protect your infrastructure. Migration process takes time so please address it without any further delay.
What does end-of-life for extended support mean?
As you may know, standard support for Windows Server 2003 ended back in 2011, and Microsoft’s extended support for Windows Server 2003 ended on July 14, 2015. Once the end of life period hit, Microsoft stopped releasing patches and updates for Windows Server 2003.
How does it affect your business?
If your business depends on Windows Server 2003 – or any other outdated technology – end of life means no more updates, upgrades, nor patches from Microsoft. In turn, it makes the server vulnerable and puts your company data – and your business – at risk by making the server not just vulnerable to a malicious hacking, but also non-compliant with regulations (such as HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley, among others). Vulnerability to security risks means an officially recognized control failure by auditors. In turn, it will result in suspension of certifications, and further, affect awareness of your company’s inability to properly maintain its systems and customer data.
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All of this creates a significant security concern and puts business viability at risk.
What should you do next?
Do not rely on any discontinued software or hardware – and it is now Windows Server 2003’s turn.
There are different options available for an upgrade, and what you choose should depend on your specific business needs – let our IT experts help you make an informed decision and prepare your business for a proper upgrade from Windows Server 2003. We can ensure you take measures for better performance, improved security and regulatory compliance features, and enhanced management.
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