Critical Deadline Approaching

Microsoft will stop supporting Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 on 10th October 2023. The end of support would mean that organizations would no longer receive security patches, updates, bug fixes, technical support, or online technical content updates making it crucial for companies to migrate to the latest version of Microsoft Windows Server.

Impact On Existing Users

If organizations continue to use Microsoft Windows Server 2012, the operating system would be exposed to multiple security risks that could lead to compliance issues and cyber-attacks.

Security vulnerabilities remain unaddressed, increasing the risks of cyber-attacks and unauthorized access to your system.

The lack of support from Microsoft would lead to increased downtime, rising costs, and difficulty in resolving critical issues.

An unsupported operating system results in non-compliance with industry regulations and standards, leading to penalties and legal liabilities and damaging the organization’s credibility.

Non-compatibility with the latest operating systems of software and hardware vendors.

Steps Towards a Secure Migration

Validating and monitoring any issues.

Executing the migration plan into the production environment.

Testing the migration plan first in a secure environment.

If your Microsoft CA runs on Windows 2012 or 2012 R2, this is for you.

Assessing the existing CA infrastructure.

Determining the most suitable version of Windows to migrate to.

Creating a migration plan that lays out the potential risks and timeline.

Accelerate Your Migration Journey with Encryption Consulting (EC)

Migrating your Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) can be complex, requiring careful planning and execution to ensure a smooth transition.

We specialize in providing cryptographic solutions, PKI implementation, cutting-edge encryption technologies, and customized solutions that align with the best practices of the industry.

Accelerate Your Migration Journey with Encryption Consulting (EC)

We can help facilitate a successful migration process

  • By conducting thorough evaluations of existing PKI infrastructure, we identify vulnerabilities and provide recommendations.
  • We guide the selection process to evaluate vendors and their solutions, ensuring the right choice for your organization’s security needs.
  • We provide proactive monitoring, resolve issues, certificate validity checks, and updates to maintain the integrity and reliability of the PKI infrastructure.
  • We implement a new PKI infrastructure by leveraging our technical expertise, ensuring compatibility with existing systems and applications.
  • We verify certificate processes and interoperability through rigorous testing, minimizing risks and ensuring stability in the new PKI environment.
  • Encryption Consulting offers training and support services to guide internal IT staff in effectively managing the newly migrated PKI environment.


When are Microsoft Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 reaching the end of support?

The operating systems are reaching the end of their supported lifecycle on 10th October 2023.

How long will it take you to migrate your PKI and HSM to the latest version?

The complete migration process of PKI and HSM will take up to 30 days.

What are the implications of not migrating to the latest version?

The key risks associated with using Windows 2012 and 2012 R2 are:

  • Security vulnerabilities
  • Lack of support
  • Compliance violations
  • Limited feature enhancements
  • Incompatibility with new software and hardware

What steps can you take in the migration process?

The steps you can take to prepare for the migration are:

  • Assess the current environment & evaluate existing CA infrastructure.
  • Select the target platform & choose a supported version of Windows Server
  • Develop a detailed migration plan.
  • Test migration in the lab environment.
  • Execute the migration plan in the production environment.
  • Verify the functionality of the new CA infrastructure.

How can Encryption Consulting help me in the migration journey?

Encryption Consulting can help you at every step of the migration process.

  • We perform comprehensive assessments.
  • We assist in migration planning and strategy.
  • We help in vendor evaluation and selection.
  • We implement the PKI migration plan.
  • We conduct rigorous testing and overlook validation processes.
  • We provide training and support services.
  • We do continuous monitoring and maintenance.

Who is Encryption Consulting?

A trusted name in the cyber security industry that offers customer-focused solutions and services with expertise in encryption technologies and data protection solutions.

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