How to Handle Terminal Emulation Support for Windows XP
Support For Windows XP Is Over. Here’s What Your Company Needs to Do Now!
After a 12-year run of providing support for Windows XP, Microsoft has thrown in the towel. Why? Microsoft states the following,
“…time came for us, along with our hardware and software partners, to invest our resources toward supporting more recent technologies so that we can continue to deliver great new experiences.”
While possibly a good strategic move for them, the change now opens your company up to greater security risks and threats, if you’re using XP, and here are a few reasons why:
- Technical assistance for Windows XP is no longer available, including automatic updates that help protect your PCs
- Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows XP is no longer available
- IE8 is also no longer supported which leaves you more vulnerable to threats if you use IE8 to surf the web
In summary, if your company continues to use Windows XP, you are now more susceptible to viruses, spyware, and other harmful software designed to steal PII (personally identifiable information).
Additionally, your company may now be non-compliant with regards to HIPAA and other regulatory obligations.
What’s The Solution?
Well, you first need to upgrade to a more recent version of Windows like Windows 7 or 8, however, you may run into another challenge – your terminal emulator may not work. Why? Well it may not be compatible with a newer version of Windows. When you reach out to your terminal emulation provider, they may tell you the fix is easy – just upgrade your emulator. That’s easy, right? Sure, if you can stomach the cost. Upgrading may cost more than buying a new emulator!
There’s a Better Way!
Consider switching to Rocket Terminal Emulation. Rocket Software is an industry leader in terminal emulation technology, and here are five reasons why:
In addition to dramatically lowering your total cost of ownership through savings from our flexible, all-inclusive licensing, our centralized distribution features mean you’ll eliminate network administration and support overhead. We offer concurrent or per-seat licensing as well as lower license and maintenance fees than other first-generation emulators. In addition, all upgrades are included in your annual maintenance subscription.
- Interruption-Free Transfer
Over the years, we have worked tirelessly to be able to guarantee that your migration will be free of business workflow interruptions.
Rocket Terminal Emulation provides an “as good, if not better than” solution compared to your incumbent product. Also it has passed Microsoft-designed tests for compatibility and reliability on PCs running the Windows Vista, 7 & 8 operating systems including 64bit.
Some 3270 terminal emulation vendors resort to rather aggressive approaches to software license compliance. Rocket Terminal Emulation offers audit-free, hassle-free licensing that effectively eliminates the need to track product license use.
- 24/7 Global Support
Rocket Software is globally headquartered in the United States, Europe, and Asia Pacific. So, you can have peace of mind knowing that a trained & experienced Rocket Software representative is available 24/7 for all your support needs.