Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit
End of Life Statement
We have listened to customers' feedback regarding the January 27, 2017 end of life date for EMET and we are pleased to announce that the end of life date is being extended 18 months. The new end of life date is July 31, 2018. There are no plans to offer support or security patching for EMET after July 31, 2018. For improved security, we recommend that customers migrate to the latest version of Windows 10.
The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) is designed to help customers with their defense in depth strategies against cyberattacks, by helping detect and block exploitation techniques that are commonly used to exploit memory corruption vulnerabilities. EMET anticipates the most common actions and techniques adversaries might use in compromising a computer, and helps protect by diverting, terminating, blocking, and invalidating those actions and techniques. EMET helps protect your computer systems even before new and undiscovered threats are formally addressed by security updates and antimalware software. EMET benefits enterprises and all computer users by helping to protect against security threats and breaches that can disrupt businesses and daily lives.
Helps customers with their defense in depth strategies
EMET helps protect against new and undiscovered threats even before they are formally addressed through security updates or antimalware software. EMET includes 14 security mitigations that complement other defense in-depth security measures, such as Windows Defender and antivirus software. EMET installs with default protection profiles, which are XML files that contain preconfigured settings for common Microsoft and third-party applications.
Works well for the enterprise
Enterprise IT professionals can easily deploy EMET through Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager and apply Group Policies in Windows Active Directory to comply with enterprise account, user, and role policies. Administrators can customize and configure EMET deployments and determine which applications they want to protect through which mitigation techniques.
Even for enterprise legacy software that cannot easily be rewritten, or for software being phased out where the source code is not available, EMET provides mitigation protections. The reporting capabilities in EMET are provided through a component called the EMET Agent, which allows enterprises to create logs and notifications for audit purposes.
EMET customer support is available through Microsoft Premier Support Services.
Helps protect in a wide range of scenarios
EMET is compatible with most commonly used third-party applications at home and in the enterprise, from productivity software to music players. EMET works for a range of client and server operating systems used at home and in the enterprise**. When users browse secure HTTPS sites on the Internet or log on to popular social media sites, EMET can help further protect by validating Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates against a set of user-defined rules.
* Available and applicable only to 32-bit processes
“EMET breaks commodity malware and raises the cost of developing exploits for more sophisticated attackers. System administrators should consider adding EMET to their environment as an additional exploit mitigation layer.”- Brad Arkin, Chief Security Officer at Adobe Systems, MSRC Progress Report
“EMET prevents malware from exploiting vulnerabilities, period! There are many documented cases showing how EMET blocked new malware found in the wild. EMET is a must-have for your workstations.” - Didier Stevens, Contraste Europe NV and author of HeapLocker, MSRC Progress Report
"We use only Windows on our desktops, and only with EMET.”- Brad Spengler grsecurity.net, MSRC Progress Report