eScan to Continue Providing Signature Updates for Windows XP
Windows XP is a highly accepted OS and holds a third of the market share. Microsoft had extended the life-cycle of Windows XP twice due to users’ demand of not moving away from it. Recently, Microsoft announced that by April 2014, Windows XP will lose product support thus leaving it vulnerable. eScan, however, will continue to provide Virus signature updates to users on Windows XP, even after the OS reaches the end of its life cycle.
With its advanced and futuristic security solutions, eScan promises to protect Windows XP users from malware and potential hackers. Apart from XP, eScan also currently provides full anti-malware software for Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and popular Microsoft Server Operating Systems.
Mr. Govind Rammurthy, MD and CEO, eScan said, “Considering that over 30% of machines worldwide are still on XP and over 60% of our users in India continue using this operating system, eScan will continue to support Windows XP (both SP2 and SP3), till the time this number reduces to less than 5%. Business continuity in SMB and Enterprise segments dictate that we support Windows XP, beyond the deadline given by Microsoft.
eScan also still supports Windows 2000, considering that it still happens to be used within Medium sized enterprises (and some large ones, who have functional apps running perfectly fine on Windows 2000 machines). Our decision to support Windows XP is for all the market segments, SOHO, SMB and Enterprise/Corporate.”
eScan, one of the leading Anti-Virus & Content Security solutions for Desktops & Servers is developed and marketed by MicroWorld. It is powered by innovative and futuristic technologies, such as MWL Technology, DIRC Technology, NILP Technology, and sophisticated Anti-Virus Heuristic Algorithms that not only provides protection from current threats, but also provides proactive protection against evolving threats. eScan provides 24x7 free remote support facility, integrated in the software to help customers to get their malware related issues resolved in the fastest possible time-frame. It has achieved several certifications and awards from some of the most prestigious testing bodies, notable among them being Virus Bulletin, AV-Comparatives, ICSA, and PCSL labs. Combining the power of various technologies, eScan provides Multi-level Real-time Protection to Computers and Networks.
For more information, visit www.escanav.com.
M A Venkatesh