Microsoft has founded a unique, community based program, the Microsoft Active Protection Program (MAPP). MAPP is made up of over 70 security partners, protecting an estimated 1 billion customers, who share repros, proof of concept code, and community based response. It's like being part of a good neighbor club. Members of MAPP receive security update information from the Microsoft Security Response Center in advance of Microsoft's monthly security update release. When MAPP partners receive this info, they can provide updated protections to customers via their security software or devices, such as antivirus, network-based intrusion detection systems, or host-based intrusion prevention systems.
Before the launch of MAPP, security software providers had to wait until the public release of a security update before building protections. With MAPP, security software providers receive data before updates are released and can deliver protection features to customers faster. In fact, MAPP partners have told us that the data they get through the program allows them to develop and deploy protections up to 75% faster.
For more information about how MAPP partners build enhanced protections that better protect customers, read the white paper "Building a Safer, More Trusted Internet through Information Sharing" -- A report from the MSRC on the progress of three initiatives that share information to foster deeper industry collaboration, increase community-based defenses, and better protect customers.
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