Software that takes advantage of critical vulnerabilities can install and run on any computer as the user completes common tasks, such as browsing to a web page or opening email, without any warnings or prompts.
For example, Microsoft recently issued a security update to patch about 80 securities holes to the Windows operating system and related software. Nearly a quarter of the fixes were assigned a Critical rating, meaning the vulnerabilities could allow code execution without user interaction.
To ensure that the data of your organization is protected the operating system on your computer must meet specific security standards.
This compliance check determines if the operating system on the device is supported and accepted by your organization.
- When the operating system is Not Supported, the check will Fail.
- When the operating system is Supported, the check will Pass.
To resolve this issue, upgrade the operating system on the device to a supported operating system.
Note: In some cases, your device may not meet the hardware requirements for the updated operating system.
In these cases, you will need to purchase a new device:
- With a supported operating system preinstalled.
- Meets the system requirements for Frontline.
Upgrading the Operating System
Here are instructions on how to upgrade your device to the latest version of Windows:
- Windows - Microsoft - Windows 10 Upgrade FAQ
- Purchase a New Device? - Microsoft - Help Me Choose a New Computer
- Windows 10 Upgrade - Microsoft - Windows 10 Purchase Page
Note: If you are planning on using BitLocker as your encryption method, you must purchase Windows 10 Pro.
Here are instructions on how to upgrade your device to the latest version of macOS:
- macOS - Upgrade Instructions