The US Department of Homeland Security has issued a warning about the consequences of not upgrading Windows Server 2003 systems by July 14, 2015.
This is the date Microsoft will stop providing software updates for the aging platform, meaning new exploits will not be fixed.
Homeland Security stresses that consequences could mean exposure to cybersecurity threats, which may lead to malicious attacks or electronic data loss.
Newtek Is Here To Help
If you have self-hosted or on-premise systems running Server 2003, now is the time to consider upgrading and moving your servers to a secure data center. Benefits of this include:
- Avoiding the high upfront costs of buying new server hardware
- Keeping your servers in a hyper-secure Newtek data center
- Having a 24/7/365 team available to address issues immediately
If your organization has Server 2003 systems hosted at another provider, now is time to reassess your solution:
- Newtek regularly beats competitor pricing on server hosting, and we are currently offering special incentives for Server 2003 upgrades
- Our server operations team can assist with your upgrade to a newer platform, along with the migration to our data center
- We offer both virtual and dedicated solutions that can meet your organization’s specific needs.
If you’re currently hosting a Newtek Dedicated Server running Server 2003, now is the time to start planning your upgrade.
- We can help you with your upgrade and migration
- With both dedicated and virtual server options available (running Windows Server 2012), we may be able to reduce your currently monthly costs
- We are heavily experienced upgrading Windows 2003 systems to Windows 2012
Newtek Solution Architects are also available to review any of needs at no cost or obligation. Contact us today to get started.
NOTE: Newtek Shared Web Hosting Customers do not need to take any action regarding this alert. Newtek has already upgraded most of its legacy shared hosting servers that are running Windows Server 2003, with remaining systems scheduled for an upgrade well before the July 14, 2015 deadline.