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Security Tools & Downloads for IT Pros

Security management tools and technologies that enable IT Pros to assess vulnerabilities and strengthen security across the organization.

Detection

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA)

An easy-to-use tool that provides a streamlined method to identify missing security updates and common security misconfigurations.

Deployment

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)

Enables IT administrators to deploy the latest Microsoft product updates to computers that are running the Windows operating system. Download

Microsoft System Center Essentials

Provides IT professionals in midsized organizations with a unified physical and virtual IT management experience. How to buy

System Management Server and System Center Configuration Manager

Enables secure and scalable software deployment, compliance settings management, and comprehensive asset management of servers, desktops, laptops, and mobile devices. How to Buy

Update Compatibility Evaluator and Application Compatibility Toolkit

Provides insight and guidance about the potential effects of a Windows operating system security update on your installed applications. Download

Office Administrative Installation Point

Manage one set of Office files from a central location and create a standard Office configuration for all users. Download

Prevention

Malicious Software Removal Tool

Checks your computer for infection by specific, prevalent malicious software and helps to remove the infection if found. Updated versions released second Tuesday of each month.

Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit

Allows users to manage security mitigation technologies on their system making it more difficult for an attacker to exploit vulnerabilities in a given piece of software. Download

Microsoft Security Compliance Manager Tool (SCM)

An end-to-end Solution Accelerator which will help you plan, deploy, operate, and manage your security baselines for Windows client and server operating systems, and Microsoft applications. Download

UrlScan Security Tool

Prevents potentially harmful requests from reaching the server by blocking specific HTTP requests.

Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit

An agentless, automated, multi-product planning and assessment tool for quicker and easier desktop, server and cloud migrations. Download

Other

Cloud Security Readiness Tool

The survey information creates a custom non-commercial report that provides recommendations on your IT state and helps you evaluate the benefits of cloud computing.