New MAPP initiatives announced to help network administrators share security threat information

In late July, we announced some new initiatives for the Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP).

Since the July announcement, we’ve been working on two initiatives as a single beta with a limited set of customers and partners. The first is the pilot of the MAPP Scanner service – a content-based vulnerability scanner developed by our security engineers to aid in investigating incidents.

The second initiative is a beta of a completely new automated knowledge exchange platform – a distributed platform that runs as a Web service. The platform provides the ability to automate the sharing and consumption of threat information in machine-readable formats.

According to the BlueHat Blog, the new platform will help accomplish multiple goals, including: help organizations share threat information and enable knowledge exchange scenarios that do not exist today. Also, the platform has been designed to be extremely extensible, with a modular plugin architecture that will allow for an unlimited number of services to be built on top of and supported by it.

For more on this story, head on over to the BlueHat Blog.

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Jeff Meisner
Microsoft News Center Staff