The best way to protect your network is to update it to Windows 10. Microsoft states that the ability to download Microsoft 10 for free ended on July 29, 2016, so you will have to pay for the upgrade, but that will allow you to continue to use Windows on your network while giving you access to current security updates. Alternatively, you could switch to a different operating system if you are dissatisfied with your Windows service.
If you’re considering updating to Windows 10 or moving to a new operating system, you can employ a managed IT services company, such as Stability Networks, to oversee the switch. This type of company can oversee the new system’s installation and offer you managed security services so your data remain protected.