Windows 7 End of Support

What’s Next?

what it means

Microsoft is ending its support for Windows 7, including all feature updates, security patches and upgrades, on January 14, 2020. After that date:

  • Security will become a problem. After Microsoft ends its Windows 7 support, it will no longer address any vulnerabilities, bugs, or security issues that may arise. Data and applications running on Windows 7 after its end of life date will be at risk. 
  • Systems may no longer be compliant. Because Windows 7’s end of life signals an end to its security, businesses that continue to use Windows 7 after support ends may not comply with policies like GDPR, HIPAA, PCI and others.
  • Your business will be at risk. Mission-critical data, personal information and business functionality will all face significant risk if running on Windows 7 past its expiration date.

who it affects

Microsoft’s end of support for Windows 7 affects any business running the Windows 7 operating system. Businesses using Windows 7 should start planning for end of support now to avoid privacy, non-compliance, functionality loss and security risks.

how to protect your business

To help businesses avoid the risk associated with Windows 7’s end of support, Peters & Associates offers end of support services to help businesses proactively prevent security and functionality risks. Our end of support offerings include:

  • Cloud Migration Services
  • Patch Management
  • Vulnerability Assessments
  • Cyber Security Training
  • Managed Services

90% of data breaches are preventable by keeping up with operating system and application patches. Learn more about how Peters & Associates can help you stay up-to-date and secure as you prepare for Windows 7’s end of support.

long-term solutions

While we can help you manage Windows 7’s end of support, we recommend a more comprehensive solution that helps ensure security, compliance, and functionality long-term. Our PULSE managed IT services remove the hours and operational burden of IT management from your team and put it in the hands of our full-time experts. Learn more about how PULSE managed services can help ensure ongoing optimized IT.

PFor more information to get started with EOS, contact a Peters & Associates expert.

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