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10 Security Reasons to Upgrade to Windows 7

After setting the bar disappointingly low with its Vista release, Microsoft has rallied back with Windows 7 and IT managers at companies of all sizes should really consider upgrading to this new and improved operating system to secure their data and maximize performance.

As eSecurity Planet reports, the new improvements in Windows 7 span the gamut from safer browsing to better access control.

Take a hard look at these and other Windows 7 security features to determine how you can get the biggest bang for your buck during your OS migration.

Some of these features require additional infrastructure – most notably DirectAccess. Several are only available when upgrading to Windows 7 Enterprise (or Ultimate). Most require careful planning and testing prior to broad rollout (e.g., UAC, AppLocker).

However, if used wisely, Windows 7 can help many organizations strengthen their security postures.

After a devastating wrong turn with Vista, Microsoft is back on its game with Windows 7. Sure, Windows 7 has annoyances – such as touting attractive features, but making most of them available only to those who pay extra for Enterprise (or Ultimate).

But Windows 7 Enterprise delivers a plethora of improvements to justify the cost and pain of migration.

Here's a closer look at some of the key security benefits you could reap by upgrading to Windows 7 Enterprise today.

Read the full story at eSecurity Planet:
Top Ten Security Reasons to Upgrade to Windows 7