Still Running FRAILware in your environment?

It is over 12 months since Microsoft officially stopped providing any support for Windows Server 2003.  Its End Of Life (EOL) was the 14th July 2015.  Of course, there are many companies who still pay US$600 per server to Microsoft per year to keep their environment protected and some, namely government departments, are paying millions per year for this facility.  However, for many companies, probably a scary number, they have simply left the 2003 servers running unprotected and evermore vulnerable.

Statistically in July 2014 there were approximately 65% of all organisations in the Asia Pacific Region running Windows Server 2003.  In the 12 months leading up to the 14th July 2015 EOL deadline that percentage reduced to 60%.  In the 12 months since the deadline anonymous, aggregate technology usage data provided by Spiceworks users in Asia shows that a little more than 50% of organizations still have at least one instance of Windows Server 2003 running in their environment.

This is quite a staggering statistic when you consider that more than 1 out of every 2 companies in Asia is still running at least ONE copy of Microsoft Server 2003, more than a year after Microsoft stopped supporting it or patching any vulnerabilities.