eEye Digital Security Partners with Microsoft

eEye Digital Security, a provider of IT security and unified vulnerability management solutions, today announced that the company will receive advanced information from Microsoft about their monthly security bulletins to anticipate emerging threats and provide mutual customers with more timely protections.

eEye joined the Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP) and will be provided with vulnerability information in advance of Microsoft’s monthly security update release to offer protections to customers more efficiently and effectively.

“Security is eEye’s sole focus, but also a broader software industry challenge. With Microsoft Active Protections Program, eEye and Microsoft continue to show each company’s commitment to industry partnership to help protect customers,” said Brad Hibbert, eEye VP Strategy.

By receiving vulnerability information earlier, eEye customers will benefit from additional possible security protections built into eEye vulnerability management solutions. The eEye Research team, responsible for gathering IT security intelligence and building relevant protections into eEye products, can utilize information obtained via the Microsoft Active Protection Program to further enhance the company’s offerings.

Additionally, membership in the Microsoft Active Protection Program may enhance the eEye Research team’s guidance on the company’s monthly online Vulnerability Expert Forum (VEF), which is held the second Wednesday of each month, the day after Patch Tuesday, when Microsoft discloses their monthly patches. The next eEye VEF session will be held on June 15, 2011 at 1:00 PM (Pacific) / 4 PM (Eastern).

eEye’s VEF is one of several free, online resources that the company provides to the IT security community. Retina Community is a free vulnerability scanner for up to 32 IPs, now being used by more than five thousand organizations. eEye’s Zero Day Tracker provides a catalogue of the newest zero-day vulnerabilities, instructions for quick remediation, and a historical record of past vulnerabilities.

“Our partners share our passion for industry collaboration to protect a world full of Internet users,” said Jerry Bryant, group manager, Microsoft Trustworthy Computing. “No one company can accomplish this by itself. That is why we are partnering with eEye to advance and improve security.”

More information on MAPP.

About eEye Digital Security
Since 1998, eEye Digital Security has made vulnerability and compliance management simpler and more efficient by providing the only unified solution that integrates assessment, mitigation, protection, and reporting into a complete offering with optional add-on modules for configuration compliance, regulatory reporting, and integrated patch management. eEye’s world-renowned research and development team is consistently the first to uncover critical vulnerabilities and build new protections into our solutions to prevent their exploit. Thousands of mid-to-large-size private-sector and government organizations, including the largest vulnerability management installations in the world, rely on eEye to protect against the latest known and zero-day vulnerabilities. More at