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Jul. 09, 2015 NETWORK WORLD “Despite warnings, majority of firms
still run some Windows Server 2003″
According to Network World “Enterprises are still heavily dependent on Windows Server 2003 even though there were plenty of warnings that support is coming to an end on July 2014 – and this opens them up to security compliance and operational risks.” July 9, 2015.

Apr. 10, 2015 STORMSHIELD VS POSEIDON: THE NEW SOPHISTICATED MALWARE PROGRAM THAT ATTACKS POINT-OF-SALE TERMINALS A new malware family, that has been named “POSeidon” has been recently uncovered. These malware programs attack point-of-sale (POS) terminals by infecting them. The aim is clear: to steal your credit card details by using sophisticated mechanisms specially conceived for this purpose. Your credit card details will then be sent to remote exfiltration servers and will in turn feed the black market.

Apr. 16, 2015 EWS2003 Effectiveness—Proves its ability to protect W2003 Servers After July
A number of security product vendors claim that they can provide protection for Windows Server 2003 after July 2015. Can they prove it? What is the “proof” that EWS2003 provides protection superior to any other available in the industry?
The best proof for the effectiveness of EWS2003 in replacing the Microsoft patches is this: “How did the sister product, ExtendedXP (EXP), do in protecting XP PCs since the Microsoft support ended in April 2014.” The answer is simple: the XP users were protected and secure—better than if they were still receiving patches from Microsoft!

A new generation of threats, APTs (Advanced Persistent Threats), methodically combines several vectors and intrusion tools allowing them to attack slowly but surely. In the past, while malware aimed to steal sensitive data from users (credit card numbers, online account passwords, etc.), attacks today can target the very heart of financial institutions’ functions and including diverting funds. Stormshield, the leader in APT cyber security, has focused directly on this new growing threat.

Jan. 29, 2015 Use Windows Server 2003 After EoL Windows Server 2003 (WS2003) “End of Life” will occur in July 2015 yet WS2003 is still the most widely used.There is now an alternative that allows organizations to move from WS2003 on their own timeline and to be secure using WS2003 into the future: Extended Windows Server 2003 (EWS2003) from Stormshield.


Nov. 06, 2014 Stromshield SES Stops Backoff Malware
Learn how you can have that same assurance of protection as Stormshield SES clients against threats like Backoff and other memory scraping attacks.

Oct. 30, 2014 The Biggest Threat to Retail Data Ever
Backoff malware and other memory scrapers are targeting retail PoS systems and financial institutions – and winning. Every organization today is concerned about the spread of dangerous malware being launched in targeted attacks. An example of a recent trend is the aggressive use of memory scraping malware by cyber-criminals against any organization that accepts credit cards – this includes retail, healthcare, financial services, governmental entities and others.

Oct. 06, 2014 XP Security – Advanced Vulnerability Threat Report on Real Attacks
Now, after 5 months since Microsoft stopped support for XP OS, there is no need to rely on speculation regarding possible vulnerabilities and attacks because hard data on identified XP and related applications vulnerabilities and attacks is available for analysis and review in the threat report provided by the ExtendedXP Monitoring Services Team. This report includes an analysis and review of 306 vulnerabilities that have been discovered in the XP OS and related applications since Microsoft stopped support on April 8th and the proactive protection that ExtendedXP has provided its customers from hackers attempting to exploit these unpatched vulnerabilities and attacks.

Aug. 12, 2014 WIN XP Security White Paper: securing Windows XP after End Of Life
Integrity and stability for business systems running Windows XP is non-negotiable—even without formal Microsoft support, hotfixes and the infamous Patch Tuesdays security must be addressed.

Jul. 07, 2014 Analysis of Gartner 10 Best Practices for XP Risk Management and Mitigation
Does ExtendedXP provide value in alignment with these recommendations? Best Practices for Secure Use of Windows XP Now That Support Has Ended.

Jun. 03, 2014 Two Month XP End of Life Interim Vulnerability Analysis and Recommendation
The ExtendedXP Monitoring Services Team has released the first set of raw data regarding vulnerabilities that have been discovered in Windows XP and related applications since Microsoft officially stopped support on April 8th.

Feb. 14, 2014 PCI DSS QSA, Evolution Security Systems confirms ExtendedXP as a compensating control for PCI DSS certification for Windows XP
XP users can still operate securely and maintain their PCI certification after the Microsoft support cutoff.

Jan. 24, 2014 ExtendedXP protected against all “In the Wild” XP vulnerabilities
ExtendedXP, today released the results of their analysis of Microsoft Critical Patches for XP for the last six months of 2013.

Jan. 21, 2014 Microsoft confirms XP EoL April 8th, Limited AV, Malware support
Matrix Global Partners, Inc., the providers of the leading security solution for running Windows XP securely after XP End of Life (EoL) on April 8, ExtendedXP, today commented on the possible impact of the latest Microsoft announcement on XP security.


Jun. 05, 2013 How can you still use Windows XP computers securely after April 2014?
Matrix announces the ExtendedXP Service that will ensure sustained security protection for Windows XP computers after April 2014.