"Zscaler is pleased to partner with Microsoft and through this MAPP program enable customers to be protected ahead of public disclosure of vulnerabilities," said Michael Sutton, vice president, Security Research, Zscaler. "This development ensures that Zscaler customers using Microsoft products will be less vulnerable to attack despite not yet having deployed patches internally."
Mark Miller, director of Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing product management, said: "Our partners share our passion for industry collaboration to protect a world full of Internet users. No one company can accomplish this by itself.That is why we are partnering with Zscaler to advance and improve security." He continued: "There's more to the MSRC than security updates - we're working to protect customers from emerging threats. MAPP is one example of how Microsoft is continuing to work with partners to help better protect our mutual customers and deliver some of the world's best security response."
About the Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP)
MAPP is a new program from the MSRC that provides vulnerability information to security software providers in advance of Microsoft's monthly security update release. By receiving vulnerability information earlier, security providers can deploy protections ahead of publicly available vulnerability details.
About the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC)
The MSRC is a leading security risk analysis and management center that helps protect Microsoft customers by delivering updates and guidance in a timely and authoritative manner. Through an increasingly innovative and synthesized update system and fostering a global network of Windows defenders, the MSRC's objective is to help better protect customers, earn trust, lead ecosystem change, and mitigate Microsoft customers' IT security risks.
For more information on the Microsoft Active Protections Program, please visit http://www.microsoft.com/security/msrc/mapp/overview.mspx
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