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

Featured Video

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

Security Bulletins

MSRC Blogs