Nearly 63% of the SMB market is operating old, outdated and end-of-life network equipment. Outdated network equipment is a major cybersecurity risk as it makes networks more susceptible to hacks and other forms of cyber-attacks. During a technology’s supported life, vendors routinely issue security patches and updates to protect them against evolving threats. But once unsupported, the equipment loses this protection and obsolete platforms are unable to support current cybersecurity needs. Businesses that continue to operate this equipment miss out on the efficiency and economy of up-to-date technology and also are expending resources to maintain weaknesses in their networks that are vulnerable to exploit.