Windows Server 2022 – What’s new and how does it help you?
So far in 2021, 41% of all cyber-attacks online have targeted small businesses. And unfortunately, only about 14% of those businesses were properly prepared for the attacks.
Windows Server is Microsoft’s operating system that securely connects on-premise environments to Azure. It aids in keeping your applications and infrastructure up to date as well. It is also crucial for protecting your business from ever-evolving cyber attacks.
Having been in public preview since March, the release of Windows Server 2022 is just around the corner and brings essential enhancements to performance and security that are crucial to ensure secure solutions in an ever-evolving IT landscape fraught with hazards. The next release is the Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC), which will be available later this year.
Naturally, the 2022 edition builds on what Windows Server 2019 has already accomplished, but its main emphasis is on security, specifically bringing the concept of Secure Core from the Windows client to the online servers in the form of Secure Core Servers.
Secure Core protects Microsoft’s customers from types of malware that can attack your servers by bypassing the anti-malware programs in your operating system by attaching them before your systems even boot up. Secure Core Servers include defenses provided by Microsoft in the firmware and drivers themselves to stop such cyber-attacks, even before your servers come online.
As anyone aware of current cybercrime statistics can tell you, this is a crucial layer of security that your servers cannot afford to go without. The risk is far too great.
The Current Threat to Your Data
According to Tech Jury’s recent article “How many Cyber Attacks Happen per day in 2021?”, more than 30,000 websites are hacked every day. In just March alone, 20 million breaches were recorded.
Each day, more than 300,000 new forms of malware are created. Most of them (94% of them!) are spread through email, usually as a .jar or .zip file that easily gets past email security systems and anti-malware programs. Do the math, and it becomes obvious that every security measure that can be taken should be taken.
The Right Solution
Windows Server 2022’s new security features are a welcome and much-needed addition to the operating system. Here are a few of the features we are most optimistic about.
- Windows Server 2022:Uses Trusted Platform Module 2.0 and System Guard to boot up Windows Server
- Includes virtualization-based security (VBS), such as Credential Guard and Hypervisor-protected Code Integrity (HVCI)
- Increases security for data in transport between servers by adding an additional layer of encryption.
- Allows for communication between servers to be encrypted AES-256, the industry-standard
- Now supports Server Message Block protocol (SMB)
- Offers hybrid capabilities with Azure as well as a more flexible platform for modernizing applications with Windows Containers
Migrating To the Cloud in 2022
If you are planning to make the move to the Cloud and fully take advantage of Windows Server 2022, you’re in good company. In 2020, 6 out of 10 businesses moved their workload to the Cloud to increase efficiency and cut their costs by 46%. This year, the number of businesses migrating to the Cloud has continued to grow.
Moving an organization from the office to the Cloud is no small matter. There are a lot of factors to consider, and securing your data and assets online should take top priority. That is why many businesses have decided to partner with a Solutions Provider, often looking for a provider that will tailor an end-to-end solution for them from the ground up, this is where Movaci stands out. As a Microsoft Gold Partner, Movaci provides you with all of the resources and solutions you need to make the transition to the Cloud with ease. We offer support for all of Microsoft’s online services and tools, such as Azure, Microsoft 365, and Teams. Movaci also offers management services to keep your IT systems efficient, up to date, and at the cutting edge of what’s available in the IT world. We also take charge of providing top-notch security for all of your systems.
In this way, Movaci helps you drive your business to new heights of innovation and productivity, all while keeping you safe in the treacherous online arena of cybercriminals. As online business increases, so too do online attacks.
Make sure your business is not caught off guard. Partner with Movaci, secure your online data and see your business’ online presence thrive like never before.
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