Ends of the road for Windows XP support?

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Microsoft stopped providing support services such as security patch updates for Windows XP. All hardware (PC computers, terminals and handhelds) using the XP operating system may no longer be PCI compliant as they are unprotected from potential vulnerabilities from early April, writes GS business development manager Ryan Lowry.

But what does this mean for you in practical terms?

Essentially, the challenge concerns possible breaches of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Requirement 6.1.  This requires you to ensure ‘all system components and software are protected from known vulnerabilities by having the latest vendor-supplied security patches installed.’

If you’re unaware or unsure of the PIC compliance implications of Microsoft ending its support for Windows XP contact us to chat about your options by calling Mike Chung or myself on 0800 655 6264.

Two options open to you – upgrade or manage the change!

As well as explaining why the XP operating system will no longer be PCI compliant, we’ll review your options which including managing the change until you’re ready to upgrade your hardware or upgrading now and take advantage of an automatic £150 trade-in-price for your existing terminals.

If you’re an existing GS client, the first option will be managed as part of your SLA with us at no additional cost to you.  The automatic trade-in price applies to SLA client and will be made to non-clients depending upon your current hardware.

We look forward to chatting to you soon.

Click here to read more about Microsoft’s end of support for Windows XP.

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