Windows XP is still used in many public access kiosk systems... With Windows updates out of the picture, it's highly likely that new threats will emerge to take advantage of this XP end of life scenario
Blaine, Washington (PRWEB) June 16, 2014
Horizon DataSys announces today, the official release of its' RollBack XP software. RollBack XP is offered as a freeware utility, that is designed to lockdown and secure the Microsoft's Windows XP operating system.
On April 8th, 2014, Microsoft stopped its support for Windows XP. It is the oldest operating system with a stable user base, currently running on over a billion PCs worldwide. Horizon DataSys developed RollBack XP to help lockdown Windows XP. Since Windows XP is no longer supported, users that are reluctant to upgrade to newer operating systems are now looking at options to prevent changes to workstations. "The main difference between RollBack XP is that the built-in Windows System Restore feature only resore system files only. RollBack XP restores the entire contents of the hard drive and cache memory to any earlier time." states Guru Shiva, senior account executive at Horizon DataSys. "Furthermore, if you experience a BSOD or can not boot into Windows then the System Restore feature would be useless. RollBack XP on the otherhand has the option to reverse any system crash from the pre-OS subsystem," adds Guru.
"Windows XP is still used in many public access kiosk systems and within commercial enterprises. With Windows updates out of the picture, it's highly likely that new threats will emerge to take advantage of this XP end of life scenario," states Lyle Patel, President of Horizon DataSys Corporation. "Organizations are looking to protect Windows XP based systems until they are ready to deploy a new operating system on their existing workstations. We feel that RollBack XP is a must have for anyone using Windows XP during this transition period," asserts Lyle Patel.
Lyle Patel, President and CEO of Horizon DataSys released this statement:
"Imagine if the major security threats usually patched with Windows Updates are no longer fixed. If your company uses software that only works on Windows XP, its very likely you are worried about security threats. We made RollBack XP as a freeware to help with this. RollBack XP can get a PC out of virtually any disaster outside of physical hard disk failure. You can also use it to retrieve files from your crashed system state. For us, this was a great opportunity to help a great many IT professionals save time, energy and resources."
Christened 'RollBack XP', the software uses sector-level mapping technology on PC hard drives to record exact copies of your system at a given point in time. These 'Snapshots' are stored at the sector level, and cannot be accessed through Windows manually. The software creates a sub-OS that is pre-boot, giving users the ability to restore their PC to a desired system state in less than a minute, before booting to Window. Horizon DataSys is following suit after the success of its last freeware release: Reboot Restore RX, a Microsoft SteadyState replacement and alternative to deep freeze and other commercially available applications.
RollBack XP functions the same ways Horizon DataSys's RollBack RX. RollBack XP is able to take snapshots of the system within seconds, and can roll back within Windows or pre-boot, depending on the user's preference or situation.
Horizon DataSys is eager to provide the freeware software to their customers and any current Windows XP users. It may be downloaded at the Horizon DataSys website. For further info on Horizon DataSys’s software as well as documentation and additional downloads, please visit http://www.horizondatasys.com.