SOURCE: Bradford Networks
BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Apr 22, 2014) - As of April 8, 2014, Microsoft no longer provides support for Windows XP. The end of automated patching and security fixes for Windows XP means that machines running this Operating System are now more vulnerable to viruses and other malware, and a tempting target for cyber criminals.
Bradford Networks™, the leading provider of rapid threat response solutions, will host a webinar titled "Windows XP End-of-Life: 5 Steps to Keeping Your Network Safe from Vulnerable Endpoints" on Tuesday, April 29th. The webinar will present five steps to effectively manage and accelerate the transition from Windows XP, and provide best practices for protecting your organization from these increasingly vulnerable endpoints.
"The Microsoft announcement should be a wake up call for organizations -- they need to have technologies and processes in place to proactively protect their networks from cyber threats," said Tom Murphy, chief marketing officer, Bradford Networks. "A key part of this is the ability to detect all devices still running Windows XP on the network, and take automated remedial and enforcement measures to protect from advanced security threats. This webinar will show organizations how to manage this process to ensure the security and integrity of their networks."
"Windows XP End-of-Life: 5 Steps to Keeping Your Network Safe from Vulnerable Endpoints"
With the end of automated patching and security fixes, endpoints running Windows XP will now become backdoors to your network and a tempting target for cyber criminals. This webinar will present five steps to effectively manage and accelerate the transition from Windows XP, and offer best practices for protecting your organization from these increasingly vulnerable endpoints.
In this webinar, attendees will learn how to:
- Create an inventory of all endpoints, users, groups, and locations running Windows XP
- Report on the OS patch levels, installed Antivirus products, and signature file versions
- Direct Windows XP users to a captive portal to educate them on policy, timeframes, and how best to transition
- Action Windows XP users with real-time notifications, network limitations, or prevent network access altogether
- Trend the decline of Windows XP endpoints and the growth of other operating systems
April 29, 2014 at 10am EDT and 1pm EDT
To register, please visit: http://bit.ly/1lICaTD
About Bradford Networks
Bradford Networks is the leading provider of rapid threat response solutions that minimize the risk and impact of cyber threats. The company's patented Network Sentry solution enables cyber security teams to continuously assess the risk of every user and endpoint on the network, and automatically remove vulnerable and compromised devices that act as backdoors for cyber criminals. Through its SmartEdge Platform, Network Sentry seamlessly integrates with the leading Advanced Threat Detection solutions to correlate high-fidelity security alerts with a threat's foothold. This unique correlation bridges the silos of security, network, and endpoint information to enable confident, automated threat containment before it has an adverse impact on the business. Bradford Networks' network security solutions are used by more than 900 enterprise customers worldwide in markets such as healthcare, financial services, retail, government, education and more. For more information, please visit www.bradfordnetworks.com.