The study took a look at 16 multinational enterprises in the first half of 2014 to map out what the top trouble areas for IT are.
The latest version adds two new mitigation features and support for 64-bit systems.
The test sent many security software offerings through a gauntlet to measure protection, useability and performance. Three received a perfect score of 30.
Microsoft is downplaying the disclosure and has offered multiple ways IT can avoid attack.
While the InstallShield flaw currently has a limited workaround, there's no word on whether the Dell problem is further being investigated by Microsoft.
The update will prevent the spoofed certificates from being used in man-in-the-middle attacks.
The lawyer and journalist responsible for providing many of the details on government surveillance from Edward Snowden conducted an online Q&A on Wednesday.
Microsoft's monthly security update comes with fixes for 29 flaws and includes three updated security advisories.
The new cloud-based platform looks to streamline threat information to make it easier for users and machines to access and read.
The most recent high-profile offering comes from HP with its split-key cloud security suite.
Plus: Microsoft warns of the importance of keeping Java patched.
The vulnerability has been discovered out of the wake of the Heartbleed bug disclosure.
The new service allows for custom security bulletin reports based off of users' needs.
The workaround allows desktop users to push through Windows Embedded updates to their Windows XP machines.
The report by security firm FireEye found that network security can't keep up with the sophistication of today's attacks.