Potential Palo Alto Networks Acquisition Says It Can Secure Windows XP

Potential Palo Alto Networks Acquisition Says It Can Secure Windows XP

With Windows XP support winding down for good (April 8, 2014), many hardware and software providers are also slowly tiptoeing toward the exit, leaving the estimated 30 percent of the world still running Windows XP left to support their own security nightmares. So, it's refreshing to hear that there's at least one company willing to profess support for Windows XP as its twisted end approaches.

Related: What to Expect from a Windows XP Custom Support Agreement

Cyvera, an Israel-based firm, is set to launch a product specifically designed to protect Windows XP now and after the OS's end date. Based on its Traps product, Traps XP2 is intended to secure the estimated 500 million computers still running Windows XP. If those 500 million computers were all home users, not too many people would be that concerned. If a piece of malware attacks a glorified Facebook browser, it's no big deal. But, when you consider that over 90 percent of the world's ATMs run on Windows XP, and that many, many businesses are stuck on the 13 year old operating system due to misconceptions about application compatibility, the problem becomes a huge issue.

Traps XP2 works by running below the operating system layer. It blocks and prevents Zero-Day Attacks, Advanced Persistent Threats (APT), and Social Engineering Exploits by using obstruction and deception of the attacker and attack path.

Traps XP2 requires a client installation, but Cyvera says the installation is quick and easy, has no impact on existing security solutions installed, and requires no configuration or further management. In addition, it does not impact network resources.

Traps XP2 is set to release yet this week, and you can read more about the company and its current solutions on their web site:

Cyvera Cyber Defense Solutions

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