The End of Life date (Oct 10th 2023) for Windows Server 2012, and 2012 R2 is rapidly approaching, with less than 3 months to go before the software stops receiving updates and support.
This poses a major security threat to all businesses using:
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2000
If you are currently using any of the listed operating systems, don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our advisors as soon as possible to help protect your business and its data.
Serious Security Issues
Whilst older systems fail to take advantage of the latest technology and features, the true problem with running them lies in cyber security.
- It opens you up to major security risks, as there are no more updates or security patches to fix vulnerabilities in the software, enabling cyber criminals to breach your network much more easily and exposing you to malware, ransomware, and viruses. In fact, your business immediately becomes 65% (according to Kaspersky) more likely to experience a cyberattack when you use an out-of-date operating system.
- You lose access to technical support, meaning that should you experience any security-related issues, there is no way to resolve them. We will be unable to provide you with any advice or emergency support once Windows Server 2012 / 2012 R2 reaches its end-of-life date.
- As a result of these issues, you will also face Compliance and potential legal problems. There are many laws and regulations that require your business to maintain a certain level of cyber security – which is instantly breached by using out-of-date or unsupported software. You may no longer be able to apply for or work with certain contracts, you may lose certifications, and you could face penalties, particularly should you suffer a data breach after this period.
Speak to one of our advisors for free today if you are using any of the Operating Systems mentioned within this article. We can provide you with advice on how you can best move to a secured and supported system quickly, affordably, and effectively.
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