RSA 2014 - The Microsoft XP end of support date is looming on April 8, and while most users have migrated to Windows 7 or 8, there are some stragglers that still want to feel nostalgic.
The 2014 RSA Conference might be focused largely on cybersecurity and mobility, but XP-related solutions are also on display.
There is a unique opportunity for companies that want to cater to current XP users, such as the Unisys Stealth security platform - Stealth protection offers XP endpoints to be undetectable - and only admins and assigned users can make use of the XP endpoint.
Home users and companies that continue to wait to migrate to Windows 7 or 8.1 will face long-term security issues that open the door to an increased number of security vulnerabilities. However, there are companies that understand a small amount of users will continue to procrastinate before migrating, and want to offer added layers of security.
Although XP has proven to be a very reliable and effective OS over the years, Windows 7 and 8.1 both are significantly more secure. Also, software support - which OEMs have continually discontinued recently - will largely disappear following the April 8 deadline.
Last updated: Apr 7, 2020 at 11:42 am CDT
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