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Seven For 7: Best Practices For Implementing Windows 7

Source: Sophos Inc.

In February 2011, Microsoft released its first major update to Windows 7, Service Pack 1. Now that this operating system holds more than 20% of market share1, there's no question that more enterprises will plan major migrations to Windows 7 in 2011. As businesses retire older versions of Windows, it's the perfect opportunity to assess your security policies and take advantage of the new security features of Windows 7.

If you're planning to roll out Microsoft's Windows 7, you'll want to strategically review your endpoint and data protection practices. There are several best practices that any organization— regardless of size—should follow to protect Windows machines from the potentially disastrous consequences of being attacked by viruses, spyware and other forms of malware.