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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 Quarantainenet
AlienVault G Data Software Quick Heal Technologies
Antiy Labs Hangzhou H3C Technology Sangfor
Avast! Software HAURI Sophos
Avira Hillstone Networks Stormshield
Baidu International Technology Huawei Technologies Sourcefire
Beijing Leadsec Technology IBM Symantec
Beijing Rising Imperva Tencent
BeyondTrust Software INCA Internet ThreatTrack Security
Bitdefender Juniper Networks Trend Micro
Check Point Software K7 Computing Trustwave
Cisco Kaspersky Lab Venustech
Cylance Kornic Glory WINS
Cyberoam Technologies Pvt. Ltd. McAfee (Intel Security) Zscaler
Cheetah Mobile MicroWorld Technologies
Dell SecureWorks Neusoft
Enterasys Networks, Inc. (Extreme Networks) NTT Security
ESTSecurity Network Box Corp., Ltd.
FireEye Palo Alto Networks
Forcepoint Proofpoint
Fortinet Technologies Qihoo 360
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

MAPP Resources


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

Additional Resources

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