As probably you know after January 14, 2020, PCs running Windows 7 no longer receive security updates. Legacy systems contain outdated hardware and software that is not always easy to replace. As a result, these systems can be unable to accommodate today’s security best practices, and obsolete systems that don’t receive security updates from their developers could be affected by malware.
There are still a lot of organizations running on Windows 7 that need to take action now and get their operating systems upgraded, migrated, or they could be left vulnerable to threats. Keeping legacy systems up to date in a world of increasing cyber threats has been a concern the past few years, but it has become more prevalent as the pandemic has changed the way companies do business. In this posts will walk you through how to keep running your windows 7 environment securely.
How can organizations keep running Windows 7 environment securely?
- Windows Virtual Desktop
VNEXT understands the complexity for Healthcare and other industries to move to a modern OS, that is why has launched a customized pre-packaged solution designed to help Healthcare organizations keep running their windows 7 environment updated and secure by using Azure Windows Virtual Desktop technologies. To see more information about this offering, click here.
Windows Virtual Desktop allows your employees to work in a secure manner, and it allows organizations to keep using legacy applications/device compatibility while receiving free extended security updates through January 2023. If you’d like to learn more about the capabilities of WVD, I encourage you to check out our post blog here.
- Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
Additionally, you can add an extra layer of security to your windows 7 deployment in WVD integrating it with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint. With this combination of services, companies like yours will be able to keep running securely windows 7 environments on Azure.
If you are looking to maintain your Windows 7 infrastructure running or have questions, don’t forget that you can reach out to us at VNEXT here for any question you may have any help needed.