28 January 2015
This question is often asked in the media. Most companies shy away from migrating to Windows 8.1. One reason for this might be because they invested a considerable effort in the migration from Windows XP to Windows 7 only few years before.
Besides great security features like User Access Control, Microsoft introduced the SMB v2 protocol with Windows Vista. SMB v2 allows signing of network packets, which protects against Man-in-the-Middle attacks.
SMB v3 was introduced with Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. SMB v3 allows encryption of data while it is transferred across the network, which protects against wiretapping.
In addition to SMB signing and encryption, Two Factor authentication will be introduced in Windows 10. Even if this security features would be the only innovations in Windows 10 (the new user interface looks great), I would strongly recommend companies to start the evaluation of Windows 10 as soon as possible.
Watch this YouTube video and form your opinion…