Security is a main driver for migrating to Windows 10, so you need to make sure you migrate securely.
The most secure endpoint Operating System ever
With high-profile security breaches making headlines all too frequently these days, the security features available in Windows 10 are one of the most compelling reasons for organizations to adopt the latest Microsoft OS. These features have the potential to make your environment the most secure it has ever been.
Secure Boot is the first line of defense in what is referred to as a chain of trust established with other security features. It prevents malware loading during the OS boot process. This specific type of malware is referred to as a bootkit and is particularly tricky as it is loaded before the operating system, which means it can modify behaviour, including obscuring itself, when the OS loads.
Device Guard forms the next link in the chain. It is a set of features that includes Code Integrity for Kernel Mode and User Mode execution and virtualization-based security to protect its own configuration. Device Guard only allows trusted code to execute as the OS kernel, device drivers, services and finally user applications are loaded.
Finally, Credential Guard uses virtualization-based security to isolate and protect the hashed credentials that are traditionally stored in the system memory, preventing malware that had somehow acquired admin rights from propagating through your network.
The Migration Challenge
Almost all enterprises today are still running Windows 7 and have firmware running in BIOS-emulation mode. Some organizations are still running 32-bit operating systems on 64-bit devices. Others may be challenged with certain 3rd party disk encryption solutions.
In each case, you will need to adopt the traditional ‘wipe-and-load’ method of migration. This is because UEFI support, essential for the security features to be enabled, requires the disk to be repartitioned and formatted.
As a result, the adoption of a truly secure Windows 10 solution can prove to be costly and time consuming.
The 1E Promise to you
1E will deliver you a migration process that fully automates the wipe-and-load process, giving you all the benefits of an in-place upgrade – speed, flexibility and minimum disruption – but with no compromises on Windows 10 security.
Your IT staff can focus on the software that is important for your business, rather than focussing on the imminent threat of breaches in your security.