The analysts and IT community at large are starting to spread awareness about the importance of protecting endpoints running Windows XP after the April 2014 support sunset date. This is a smart move.
A fundamental safeguard to preventing security attacks is to remove administrative privileges from the desktop creating a least privileges environment to secure endpoints. Organizations that run Windows XP today, and who will continue to run PCs on Windows XP, need to re-assess their position on allowing users to have local administrator rights. Removing administrator privileges from endpoints is a fundamental safeguard that is vital to every IT infrastructure, including those running Vista and Windows 7. This equates to less vulnerability to hackers, malware, and costly security breaches.
Viewfinity plays an important role in offering a level of endpoint protection for companies that will still run the Windows XP OS after April 8, 2014. Let me know if you’d like us to contact you and discuss how to approach the process of removing administrator rights and managing privileges for users that will need elevated permissions.