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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 SECUI
Avira Hillstone Networks Sophos
Baidu International Technology Huawei Technologies Sourcefire
Beijing Leadsec Technology IBM Stormshield
Beijing Rising Imperva Symantec
BeyondTrust Software INCA Internet Tencent
Bitdefender Juniper Networks ThreatTrack Security
Blue Coat Systems K7 Computing Trend Micro
Check Point Software Kaspersky Lab Trustwave
Cisco Kornic Glory Venustech
Cyberoam Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Malwarebytes Zscaler
Cheetah Mobile McAfee (Intel Security)
Dell SecureWorks MicroWorld Technologies
Dell SonicWALL Neusoft
ESET Network Box Corp., Ltd.
Enterasys Networks, Inc. (Extreme Networks) NIKSUN
FireEye NTT Security
Forcepoint Palo Alto Networks
Fortinet Technologies Proofpoint
F-Secure Corporation Qihoo 360

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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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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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