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Microsoft EMET's New Security Software

Microsoft has an array of security tools, both free and not free. It has the Malicious Software Removal Tools and Security Essentials, both free, and the Forefront line, which is far from free.

It also has monthly patches, which are also free (you can get 'em so long as you have legit software).

For legacy apps, Microsoft has a tool that doesn't patch so much as block attacks. The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit just came out with its second rev and can help protect IE 6, XP and other older titles.

One of the new features that admins are sure to like is the GUI, which makes it more intuitive to work the product and also see the product at work.

Oddly, just like some of the legacy software it protects, EMET 2.0 is not an officially supported product -- like all the used cars I buy, it is given on an "as is" basis.

Posted by Doug Barney on 09/15/2010 at 1:18 PM


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