Microsoft Ending Windows XP Support

Windows has announced that as of April 8th, 2014 they will no longer be supporting their Windows XP operating system or any of its components. This is typically known as the sunset date of the product. So what does this mean in layman’s terms?

It means that Microsoft as an organization will no longer offer tech support services (online or phone support) for the Windows XP Operating System and more importantly it will no longer release new Updates or Security Patches either.

Every operating system inevitably has problems from “holes” in it’s security features or general programming, which can often lead to functionality issues. While some of these problems may be very minor in nature, sometimes they can mean a complete security hazard for your organization, such as unauthorized access to your system components and protected data files or a myriad of computer viruses.

To protect the general public from these oversights or new threats, Microsoft constantly offers Updates or Security Patches to your operating system aimed at correcting these issues or plugging “holes” in any security deficiencies. Without new Updates and Security Patches from Microsoft, any new vulnerabilities or security threats that consistently arise will likely be on you, the user, to correct and protect against. And while some organizations may have the ability to supplement these security deficiencies, most do not have the necessary resources to do so.

For more information on the Windows XP Operating System Sunset Date or how it may affect your financial equipment please contact CASE Financial Toll Free at 1.877.728.9627 or    [su_spacer size=”20″]

Ted Peltier

Marketing Manager

Case Financial

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