New research points to growing enterprise adoption of the latest Microsoft OS

Windows 10 is already a firm fixture within the majority of enterprises with 54% of organizations using the new operating system, according to research from endpoint security software firm Avecto.

The research comes on the back of recent figures which suggest some 27 million devices are now running Windows 10, with the figure steadily rising.

The survey was conducted at this years' IP EXPO Europe event where 60 IT decision-makers were questioned regarding their migration to the latest iteration of the much awaited Windows operating system. To support customer demand, Avecto has announced a software update to its award winning Defendpoint product, which now supports Windows 10.

Mark Austin, co-founder and CEO at Avecto said: "With Microsoft setting a target of 1 billion devices to be migrated by 2017, it's clear that Windows 10 will be a dominant force in the years to come.

"With an increasing number of organizations contemplating a move to Windows 10, we've experienced an uplift in the number of customers asking us to support them in their migration. The addition of Windows 10 support to Defendpoint provides a consistent approach to managing privileges and applications across all Windows endpoints, while sandboxing all web based threats."

Customers of Defendpoint are able to download the latest service release at no additional cost.