Windows 7 Operating System End of Life

Apr 17, 2019


This notification is voluntarily reported by BD to Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations (ISAOs).

It applies to products that are actively supported.

BD has established a routine practice of seeking, communicating, and addressing cybersecurity issues in products in a timely fashion. Vulnerability disclosure is an essential component to BD’s approach to transparency by enabling customers to properly manage risk through awareness and guidance.

This notification provides product security information related to Microsoft’s decision to end support for the Windows 7 Operating System. The contents of this notification will be disclosed publicly on the BD Product Security website ( http://www.bd.com/productsecurity) and is voluntarily reported by BD to Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations (ISAOs) where BD participates, including the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) and the Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (H-ISAC).

Background

Microsoft will end support for Windows 7 Operating System (OS) after January 14, 2020 and for Windows Embedded Standard 7 Service Pack 1 on October 13, 2020. As a result, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for devices running Windows 7. (1).

Response

BD is expected to upgrade specified impacted products to a Windows 10 OS. BD may elect to provide extended support beyond the commercial end of support date originally provided by Microsoft, or end support for selected BD offerings due to their legacy components.

Timeline expectations will be provided to each customer by their appropriate representative.

Mitigations & Compensating Controls

The BD offerings listed below have been identified as having a Windows 7 Operating System (OS)*. In some cases, BD will offer ongoing support for BD offerings running Windows 7 operating system as noted below.

BD Offerings Running Windows 7 Remediation
Upgrade** to Windows 10 Extension of Windows 7 Support through October 2023 End of Life
BD Accuri C6
BD FACSAria Fusion
BD FACSAria III
BD FACSCanto 10-color
BD FACSCanto 10-color clinical
BD FACSCanto II
BD FACSCanto II clinical
BD FACSCelesta
BD FACSJazz
BD FACSLink
BD FACSSample Prep Assistant III
BD FACSVerse
Influx
LSRFortessa
LSRFortessa X-20
BD BACTEC FX
BD BACTEC FX40
BD BACTEC Touch
BD EpiCenter
BD Kiestra InoqulA
BD Kiestra WCA Under review, Configuration dependent
BD Kiestra TLA Under review, Configuration dependent
BD MAX
BD Phoenix M50
BD DataLink
BD Totalys Multiprocessor
BD Totalys SlidePrep
BD Viper LT
BD Bruker MALDI Biotyper
BD Innova
BD Pyxis MedStation ES
BD Pyxis Anesthesia System ES
Pyxis MedStation ES Integrated Main system
BD Pyxis MedStation 4000
BD Pyxis Anesthesia Station 4000
BD Pyxis CUBIE System
BD Pyxis CIISafe Windows 10 not available on current hardware; Other product update avenue provided
BD Pyxis SupplyStation
BD Pyxis StockStation
BD Pyxis CathRack
Sherlock 3CG Standalone Tip Confirmation Systems (NL2) Windows 10 not available; Other product update avenue provided
Sherlock 3CG Standalone Tip Confirmation Systems (NL3) Windows 10 not available; Other product update avenue provided
Site~Rite Vision® II Ultrasound Systems Windows 10 not available; Other product update avenue provided
Site~Rite® 8 Ultrasound Systems

— Note: The following BD offerings will not be upgraded to Windows 10 or include any further security updates for Windows 7 operating systems, however maintenance and support for the product will be continued: BD Innova™, BD BACTEC™ Touch and Site~Rite® 8 Ultrasound Systems.

*This is not a comprehensive list and there may be additional products running Windows 7 that are not listed

**Upgrade availability may not apply to all customers and may incur a cost based on individual customer contract

(1) Microsoft’s decision to end support for the Windows 7 Operating System after January 14, 2020: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsforbusiness/end-of-windows-7-support

Last BD Publication Update: 04/17/2019
Original BD Publication Date: 03/05/2019

Additional Resources

For BD product or site-specific concerns, contact your BD service representative or visit BD’s support site: https://www.bd.com/en-us/support

April 2019
Product Security Bulletin for Windows 7 Operating System

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