Security, the key reason for Windows 10 migration

By Samantha Cordell | May 8, 2017

Cyber Security protectionWhy is Windows 10 migration so important?

One of the key reasons is Security... Security improvements is the leading driver for enterprises to migrate to Windows 10 on PCs, according to a study by Gartner.

The report found that 49 percent of respondents cited security improvements as the reason for deploying Windows 10 in their business. The second most-often-named reason was cloud integration capabilities, at 38 percent, and third was the ability to share universal Windows apps on PCs, phones and tablets, at 34 percent.

Best security features of Windows 10

"With deep protection at its core, Windows 10 is the most secure Windows ever, from virtualisation-based security to Windows Hello to Enterprise data protection" states security adviser Roger Grimes, InfoWorld. In summary, his top picks being:

  • Virtualisation-based security - VBS represents an architectural change that vastly reduces the attack surface area and attempts to eliminate the attack vectors themselves, making it very difficult for attackers to mess with core components of the operating system,
  • Secure booting - Windows Trusted Boot provides code integrity validation that protects all of the Windows boot functions from tampering and automatically remediates if tampering is detected,
  • Windows Hello - Window 10's attempt to get rid of passwords, supporting three methods of biometic authentication (facial, iris and fingerprint) in concert with a simple PIN,
  • Passport - an advanced single-sign-on solutions, that works much like a (virtual) smartcard, but without the need for a spate card or card reader,
  • Device Guard - a highly secure tool that determines which applications and scripts should be allowed to run on a particular computer.

Optimisation for Windows 10

Gartner principal researcher Meike Escherich said products optimised for Windows 10 also had an impact on purchasing decision for businesses.

"Respondents' device buying intentions have significantly increased as organisations saw third- and fourth-generation products optimised for Windows 10 with longer battery life, touchscreens and other Windows 10 features." she said.

"The intention to purchase convertible notebooks increased as organisations shifted from the testing and pilot phases into the buying and deployment phases."

Diamond Technology Optimisation - Security

At Diamond, we take Security seriously. So seriously that we  created the Technology Optimisation (TechOps) team. This team is designed to focus solely on aligning our customers ICT environment to industry best practice on an ongoing, proactive basis. We will not only evaluate your hardware and software, but the overall configuration of your environment as well.

Take our quick Online Security Assessment to see how vulnerable your business may be or review our Windows 10 productivity tips

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How can Diamond help?

Contact us today for more information on how we can work together with you on your Windows 10 migration and other IT and Communications needs through our industry recognised and award winning servicescall now on 1300 307 907 or via our online contact form below.

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Source: CRN Australia April 2017; InfoWorld March 2016

TAGS: Managed IT Services, Business Value, IT Security

About the Author
Samantha Cordell

Group Marketing Manager @ Diamond IT - Samantha (Sam) fell into the IT Industry after studying a combination of computer science and marketing at Uni, starting in Operations with the now decentralised Cabletron Systems. Over the next 20 years Sam undertook various marketing roles within Intel, Microsoft and Cisco Systems before moving to Newcastle for a sea-change working for Wine Selectors. “Not able to stay away from the IT Industry I jumped at the chance to join the Diamond team. I am excited to drive the marketing strategy for Diamond’s range of services including Managed Services, Software Development and Telecommunications.”