On January 14, 2020, Extended Support for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will end.
End of support means all regular security updates, automatic fixes and online support provided by Microsoft will be suspended leaving your server at risk for more sophisticated and frequent cyber-attacks. This also means you cannot actively engage Microsoft should security or compliance issues arise.
Planning an effective server migration plan requires time. Dynamic Quest can assist with identifying the proper solution for you and will help ensure the migration goes seamless.
Microsoft has recently announced Extended Security Updates will be available for FREE in Microsoft’s Azure for 2008 and 2008 R2 versions of Windows Server and SQL Server for THREE more years after the end of support deadline on July 9th, 2019.
Organizations that have resisted to upgrade or have been unable to upgrade due to software compatibility, will find it difficult to meet the impending deadline. While this can be a challenge, this is a prime time to modernize your IT solutions and consider migrating to the cloud with Dynamic Quest partnered with Microsoft Azure.
Dynamic Quest has an operational strategy set in place for this transition to ensure all data is secure and the process painless.
If you are not ready for a Cloud move, then the alternative is important to take seriously. We need to upgrade your environment to a newer version of the Window Server or SQL versions. Just contact us and we will work with you to set up a plan to upgrade your systems.
40% of businesses will incorporate the anywhere operations model to accommodate the physical and digital experiences of both customers and employees (Techvera).
Forty-three percent of attacks are aimed at SMBs, but only 14% are prepared to defend themselves (Accenture).
More than 33 billion records will be stolen by cybercriminals by 2023, an increase of 175% from 2018.
It takes an average of 287 days for security teams to identify and contain a data breach, according to the “Cost of a Data Breach 2021” report released by IBM and Ponemon Institute.
The three sectors with the biggest spending on cybersecurity are banking, manufacturing, and the central/federal government, accounting for 30% of overall spending (IDC).
The cost of cybercrime is predicted to hit $10.5 trillion by 2025, according to the latest version of the Cisco/Cybersecurity Ventures “2022 Cybersecurity Almanac.”.
The internal team was energized. With the Level 1 work off its plate, the team turned its attention to the work that fueled company growth and gave them job satisfaction.
The average cost of a data breach in the United States is $8.64 million, which is the highest in the world, while the most expensive sector for data breach costs is the healthcare industry, with an average of $7.13 million (IBM).
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