University of Florida Health is a comprehensive system that serves patients across northeast and north-central Florida via the University of Florida Health Science Centre and UF Health Shands health care system. Like thousands of businesses, the 22,000+ employee organisation faced key decisions leading up to the end of Microsoft’s support for Windows Server 2003.
“In an environment that needs to run 24/7, we can’t take 300 machines and disconnect them,” said Information Security Manager Tim Nance of UF Health Shands’ challenges migrating from Windows XP. “Virtual patching was able to extend the life of those devices and keep our business running.”
The hospital system expects its migration to be complete before Microsoft stops supporting XP, a feat Nance credits in part to Trend Micro. “Deep Security can extend your timeline if you don’t have the resources to get out and migrate quickly; it bought us seven months during our XP migration.”
Read more about University of Florida at Shand’s migration experience.