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Microsoft Active Protections Program

The Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP) is a program for security software providers that gives them early access to vulnerability information so that they can provide updated protections to customers faster.

Members of MAPP receive security vulnerability information from the Microsoft Security Response Center in advance of Microsoft’s monthly security update. They can use this information to more quickly provide protections through their security software or devices, such as antivirus software, network-based intrusion detection systems, or host-based intrusion prevention systems.

Even with these protections, Microsoft recommends that customers deploy security updates to help prevent exploitation of vulnerabilities as quickly as possible.

Interested in becoming a member of MAPP? Security software providers who meet the program criteria are invited to apply. For more information, review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Microsoft reserves the right to make membership decisions in its sole discretion. All questions about membership applications should be sent to:

MAPP Partners

If you are a customer of a MAPP partner, you can find out if there are protections for their products available to you.

AhnLab Future Systems Palo Alto Networks
AlienVault G Data Software Proofpoint
Antiy Labs Hangzhou H3C Technology Qihoo 360
Avast! Software HAURI Quarantainenet
AVG Technologies Hillstone Networks Quick Heal Technologies
Avira Huawei Technologies Saint Security
Baidu International Technology IBM Sangfor
Beijing Leadsec Technology Imperva SECUI
Beijing Rising INCA Solutionary
BeyondTrust Software Juniper Networks Sophos
Bitdefender K7 Computing Sourcefire
Blue Coat Systems Kaspersky Lab Stormshield
Check Point Software Kornic Glory Symantec
Cisco Lastline Tencent
Cylance LG CNS ThreatTrack Security
Cyberoam Technologies Malwarebytes Trend Micro
Dell SecureWorks McAfee (Intel Security) Trustwave
Dell SonicWALL MicroWorld Technologies Venustech
Enterasys Networks Network Box Corp., Ltd. Zscaler
Fortinet Technologies
F-Secure Corporation

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Microsoft Security Response Center’s Jerry Bryant takes you inside the Microsoft Active Protections Program, or MAPP for short. Learn more about how Microsoft and its partners come together to protect customers

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MAPP Detection Guidance Feedback Form

If you would like to provide feedback on detection guidance for a specific CVE,download and complete the MAPP Detection Guidance Feedback Form, and then send it to

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