Will upgrading to 64 Bit Windows make you More Secure?

by Deb Shinder
Sept. 1, 2017 0 comments TechGenix windows client security

If you’ve been considering upgrading your servers and/or client machines to 64 bit Windows, you may be wondering: what about security? Moving to the new systems will likely make your computing tasks faster, but will it make them more or less secure? Network professionals have even more reason to consider these questions now; in November 2005 at the IT Forum in Barcelona, Spain, Microsoft announced that several of its upcoming products will be made only in 64 bit versions. These include: Exchange Server 12 Longhorn Small Business Server Longhorn Server R2 Centro (Microsoft’s recently announced mid-market solution that bundles Longhorn Server, the next version of Exchange and the next version of ISA Server, along with System Center management tools) In this article, we’ll take a look at security issues regarding the relatively new 64 bit Microsoft operating systems.