The Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) recently introduced the Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP) to help get security information out faster.
Before this program,security software providers had to wait until the public release of security updates before building protections.
Now, members of MAPP can receive security vulnerability information from the MSRC in advance of regularly scheduled updates.
This means that they can deliver protection features to customers more quickly.
For more information, see Microsoft Active Protections Program.