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The Importance Of Keeping Your Server Up-To-Date

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The Importance Of Keeping Your Server Up-To-Date

The server is an essential cornerstone of many organizations’ IT infrastructure. It is often critical to many functions including storing important files, managing eCommerce transactions, hosting websites, and managing emails. Like other computers, servers rely on an operating system (OS) such as Windows Server to complete these functions.
An outdated server OS can become a critical IT vulnerability for your organization. Protecting this system is especially important due to the fact that it is a common target for many cyberattackers. This article aims to highlight the most important benefits of ensuring that your server is always up-to-date.

Update Your Server OS
Protection Against Malware Attacks
Cybersecurity attacks are a constant threat to any organization in today’s business world. From ransomware to phishing attacks, malware incidents have costed Canadian organizations hundreds of millions of dollars. One of the most common methods of malware infiltration is exploiting known vulnerabilities in software. Cybersecurity professionals and software developers are constantly releasing new security patches that repair these vulnerabilities. It is essential to install these security updates to keep your servers protected against attack.

Increases to Productivity
Employee productivity hinges on the quality of the software available to them. Lagging or buggy software that is out-of-date can inhibit productivity as well as reduce employee satisfaction. Often, server performance can be easily improved by ensuring that its software is all up-to-date.

Software Security Compliance
Many industries such as healthcare require software compliance to ensure that sensitive customer data is handled securely and adhere to industry-standards. Failure to follow these standards can result in legal issues as well as damages to your organization’s reputation. Therefore, it is essential that you ensure your servers and computers always follow software version compliances to avoid these problems.

Increase Efficiency and Reduce Operation Cost
Obsolete software can reduce the operation efficiency of your server’s hardware, leading to server slowdowns and increases to operational costs. Updating your server is an inexpensive way of improving its performance, increasing the value that you get out of its operation.

If your server is operating slowly, it is beneficial to explore updating its software prior to replacing any hardware, as you will often notice significant improvement to performance without uprooting your existing infrastructure.

GIGE Corporation can help your organization update your server’s OS safely and reliably. Call us at +1 888 366 4443 or email info@gige.ca to get started with us today.

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