Stay Secure After Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Reaches End of Life

Trend Micro
Date of Publication: 
January 2015
. In July 2015, Microsoft will stop supporting Windows Server 2003. If you use Windows Server 2003, the end of support will create serious security issues, especially if you are not fully migrated to a new platform. Newly discovered vulnerabilities will not be patched or documented by Microsoft. Hackers know this and will be targeting new exploits at the significant number of Windows Server 2003 servers still in use. In the absence of security patches from Microsoft, exploits aimed at vulnerabilities such as Shellshock, Heartbleed, and FREAK, will be especially dangerous. And the risks of running Windows Server 2003 after the end of support will increase over time as more issues are found and exploited. This whitepaper looks at the details of the Microsoft discontinuation of support for WIN2003 and provides details of a highly viable solution for either your short or long-term needs.