If you’re running Windows Server 2003 anywhere in your network, you’ve known that this day would arrive. The day the regular stream of patches dries up. The day that servers still running Windows Server 2003 begin their steep decline. The day anyone still using the OS opens themselves up to all kinds of security and business risks.
But hang on—is the situation really that bad? Only if you don’t do anything about it. And the good news is, “doing something about it” doesn’t have to be a costly, tiresome process.
Remember, we’ve seen a dozen years of technical advances since Windows Server 2003 was released. Migrating means 64-bit performance as well as opportunities for virtualization and cloud computing.
Whichever migration path you choose, you’ll be better off after the transition. Whether you do it yourself or get third party help—we know a great company that could assist you—you’ll be glad to avoid custom patches or elaborate firewalls that might be necessary if you just kept Windows Server 2003 around.
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 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.”.
40% of businesses will incorporate the anywhere operations model to accommodate the physical and digital experiences of both customers and employees (Techvera).
The three sectors with the biggest spending on cybersecurity are banking, manufacturing, and the central/federal government, accounting for 30% of overall spending (IDC).
Forty-three percent of attacks are aimed at SMBs, but only 14% are prepared to defend themselves (Accenture).
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).
More than 33 billion records will be stolen by cybercriminals by 2023, an increase of 175% from 2018.
We did a proof of concept that met every requirement that our customer might have. In fact, we saw a substantial improvement.
We did everything that we needed to do, financially speaking. We got our invoices out to customers, we deposited checks, all the things we needed to do to keep our business running, and our customers had no idea about the tragedy. It didn’t impact them at all.
“We believe our success is due to the strength of our team, the breadth of our services, our flexibility in responding to clients, and our focus on strategic support.”