Here is something directly from the PCI Security Guide section 6.2: Ensure that all system components and software are protected from known vulnerabilities by installing applicable vendor-supplied security patches. Install critical security patches within one month of release.
What does the “end-of-support” mean?
PCI Data Security Standard states that all systems used by parties processing credit cards be patched and supported by their respective vendors. Clients not using a supported operating system are not PCI compliant and must update to a supported operating system immediately. To sum this up, you will not be in the scope of PCI compliance and could face fines.
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of security standards designed to ensure that ALL companies that accept, process, store or transmit credit card information maintain a secure environment.
Am I running a different end-of-support Microsoft operating system?
Below are several common POS operating systems released by Microsoft, and their respective end-of-support dates. Please review the list below and confirm the system you are running. If you are running an end-of-support version or need help to find out, please contact our team as soon as possible.
Operating System: Windows XP
Support Status: Support ended on April 8, 2014
Operating System: Windows Server 2003
Support Status: Support ended on July 14, 2015
Operating System: Windows Embedded for Point of Service (WEPOS)
Support Status: Mainstream support ended on April 12, 2011. Extended support ended on April 12, 2016
Operating System: Windows Embedded 8 Industry
Support Status: Support ended on January 12, 2016; must install Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry i to continue receiving updates and support
Operating System: Windows Vista
Support Status: Support ended on April 11, 2017
Operating System: Windows Embedded POSReady 2009
Support Status: Mainstream support ended on April 8, 2014. Extended support ends on April 9, 2019
(IRVINE, CA) 8.23.2019 – Custom Business Solutions (CBS), developers of NorthStar POS, the restaurant industry’s first iPad-based cloud point-of-sale system, announces today that Ann Tran has been promoted to the role of Director of Client Services.Ann joined Custom Business Solutions six years ago and has advanced in the company, assuming positions of increasing responsibility. Most recently, she served as Implementation Services Manager with responsibility for project management, production/staging, database management and training. The implementation team serves clients nationwide as well as internationally through CBS’s engagement with clients in the cruise line industry. “Ann has consistently delivered world-class service to our clients on many projects over the years. Her leadership will continue to help CBS to achieve our objective of being the best partner to our clients in the restaurant technology industry. We are excited about her new role at CBS,” said Jeremy Julian, Chief Operating Officer of Custom Business Solutions. As Director of Client Services, Ann will be responsible for implementation, support services, central repair and field services. Her extensive restaurant and business experience will play a key role in continuing to provide excellent service delivery to clients. About Custom Business Solutions Since 1994, the advanced software solutions offered by Custom Business Solutions have helped numerous hospitality professionals to operate their businesses more profitably. Restaurant operators and their guests have benefited from CBS’s NorthStar suite of products that enhance the dining experience. CBS also offers a range of support services such as after-hours help desk capabilities. Custom Business Solutions, Inc. is headquartered in Irvine, CA, with offices throughout the western United States.