Terminal Security and Windows XP - End of life
Secure operation of self-service terminals after end of support for
Currently, a majority of all the ATMs and account statement printers installed around the world run on Windows XP. This situation exposes operators of ATMs and other self-service terminals to significantly higher levels of risk – both security risks and the legal risks of failing to comply with security standards. For example, system operators who do not meet these security standards bear liability for cases of credit card fraud at their self-service systems.
Those self-service system operators who were not able to migrate to Windows 7 by April 2014 need to take independent action now to reduce the risks associated with the end of support for Windows XP. Only suitable compensatory measures will protect their self-service systems from attacks such as data theft and cybercrime as well as malware such as viruses, worms and Trojans.
Fortunately, there is a solution: Wincor Nixdorf's new Terminal Security software ensures that banks that continue to run Windows XP on their self-service systems can operate their systems securely even without Microsoft support. Terminal Security helps harden the operating system with a wide range of intrusion and access protection instruments, ensuring comprehensive protection for self-service devices, even against hitherto unknown attack scenarios. Wincor Nixdorf has had Terminal Security audited by a specialized external company, which confirmed that the software offers the greatest possible security.