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All you need to know about Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 End of Life

March 18th, 2020

There is no systematic pattern to how cyberattacks are showcasing themselves to enterprises. Since no one can know how to prevent this danger or prevent when hackers will attack, there needs to be some action put into place to provide those insights. For businesses that want to stay safe, choosing preventative measures is the best choice in mind. Hackers have the capability to mar brand reputation and cause the loss of business and more.

To counter attack future attacks and to avoid the rising cost of data breaches, businesses could create a culture where security is part of everything they do – from clear processes and protocols to even employee training sessions. Companies must continue to learn about their current strategies and human error potential to better advise against it.

Before you decide to leave Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 behind, you’ll want to evaluate all of the different scenarios where it’s brought into consideration. Choosing the right mobile devices is critical within any business decision. Locating the perfect IT team to find devices that allow for a consistent deployment scheme and maintain a steady security cadence is essential. The size of the company doesn’t matter much, for if companies aren’t successful in transitioning methods, and their devices end up failing, this could put workers in an uncomfortable stance. Users who continue to utilize Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 after End of Life could potentially be targeted by hackers, to them wreak havoc.

Security alternatives are a must-have and migrating your devices to another operating system as quickly as possible is the right answer, proving to be a lower-cost solution in the long run. When migrating from Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5, one should do the following: • Identify all machines seeking an upgrade • Identify and consider replacing legacy systems using older operating systems with updated technology • Develop a timeline and budget for upgrades and replacements • Implement security controls to separate critical systems from Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 machines that cannot be upgraded or removed.

Choosing to partner with Honeywell to help you with this transition is vital. That company should possess the deep security expertise that can help you get things up and running in no time, without failure. Each year, Honeywell invests more than $50 million towards cybersecurity campaigns and they employ 300+ dedicated security professionals who are all very devoted to protecting their customers.

Honeywell’s array of mobile devices are designed to facilitate a seamless transition from Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 to Android OS. You can easily deploy security patches across all devices when using their unified Mobility Edge platform, built to handle all updates through Android R. Honeywell is continually supportive towards extending their security patch availability via Honeywell Sentinel, until likely 2028.

If you’re interested in Honeywell Mobility Solutions and would like to inquire more how they can impact your business contact your BlueStar Representative today!




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