Sunnyvale, California, June 23, 2009
Zscaler, Inc., the market leader in cloud-delivered multi-tenant Security as a Service (SaaS), today announced a further development in its ability to anticipate emerging threats ahead of the market and provide customers with rapid protection. This through a new partnership with Microsoft that provides advanced security vulnerability information through the Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP). MAPP is the arm of the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) that releases monthly security bulletins. By receiving early MAPP intelligence, Zscaler can provide customers with vulnerability information in advance of its regular monthly security update release, thus serving customers more efficiently and effectively. Additionally, by receiving this information early, Zscaler can rapidly deploy protections to customers through its SaaS infrastructure in a manner transparent to end-users.
“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.”
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.
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 https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/dn467918.aspx
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Whitney Glockner Black
Director of Communications