Windows Vista: 1 year vulnerability report published

The report that has been issued compiling the first year's worth of security vulnerability's found in Windows Vista, and comparing Windows  XP and non-Microsoft OS's first year vulnerabilities. Here are a few highlights : Metric Windows Vista (year 1) Windows XP (year 1) Vulnerabilities fixed 36 65 Security Updates 17 30 Patch Events 9 26 […]

The report that has been issued compiling the first year's worth of security vulnerability's found in Windows Vista, and comparing Windows  XP and non-Microsoft OS's first year vulnerabilities.

Here are a few highlights :

Metric

Windows Vista (year 1)

Windows XP (year 1)

Vulnerabilities fixed

36

65

Security Updates

17

30

Patch Events

9

26

Weeks with at least 1 Patch Event

9

25

These figures may be merely interesting until you consider the cost saving implications of reduced patches. A customer told me recently that each patch event costs them £30K, so this yr 1 reduction in patches would have delivered a direct  £480,000 per annum saving  to them running Vista over Windows XP!! Then there's the incalculable reduction in corporate risk from this reduction in vulnerabilities[…]

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