PivX Continues Security Protection for All NT Users
Newport Beach, CA - January 5, 2005 - Following Microsoft's announcement that it will end standard support for Windows NT 4.0 users as of Friday, December 31, 2004, PivX Solutions, Inc., a leader in Windows host-based intrusion prevention software, announces that Qwik-Fix Pro will continue to protect NT 4.0 users from worms, viruses and other malware that could target their computers now that NT 4.0 users will no longer receive free security patches from Microsoft.
Qwik-Fix Pro safeguards PCs from falling victim to the next worm or virus before vendor security patches become available, avoiding the rush IT teams face to test and deploy patches. Qwik-Fix Pro uses Active System Hardening to protect Windows desktops and servers, by blocking the underlying vulnerabilities exploited by worms and viruses.
By Microsoft's own estimates, approximately 300 million Windows users are still running Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows 98 and older versions of Windows. After the cut off date, Microsoft has announced that companies using Windows NT 4.0 will need paid extended support contracts if they want the safety of Microsoft security fixes and additional help.
"The fact that Microsoft will no longer issue security patches that keep Windows NT 4.0 protected and up-to-date, is causing concern within IT departments, but there is no reason to immediately abandon the operating system and take on costly upgrade costs," said Rob Shively, chairman and CEO at PivX. "Most companies still run a variety of Windows versions across their servers, desktops and laptops. By blocking the root cause of many of the vulnerabilities in all versions of Windows, Qwik-Fix Pro provides the key security benefits that NT 4.0 users need."
Qwik-Fix Pro is available immediately and runs on all versions of Windows from Windows 95 through Windows XP SP2. Qwik-Fix Pro Enterprise includes a Web-based management console for deploying and managing the software across a corporate network.
PivX Solutions, Inc. is a security research product and services company that leverages its domain knowledge to increase the security of corporate networks, home PCs and the Internet infrastructure. For more information, please visit http://www.pivx.com or call 949-999-1600.
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