Microsoft Tool ‘Hardens’ Mission Critical Apps

There’s almost never a lull when it comes to IT security issues — there’s either a threat to respond to or work to be done to try and head off the next one. Earlier this year, for example, Microsoft warned that the number of PCs infected by a virus or other malware had reached epidemic proportions and are on the rise.

As eSecurity Planet reports, Microsoft has released a new version of its Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit that’s designed to let administrators “harden” critical applications and systems and “mitigate” potential security vulnerabilities.

The software giant said the new release, which is free, helps prevent vulnerabilities in line of business and third-party applications, from successfully being exploited.

One of the many headaches that security administrators face is having to ensure that mission-critical applications, and the systems they run on, are secure from threats.

Sometimes, the difference between staying safe and losing corporate data may be a matter of having a built-in, security mitigation feature disabled by mistake or by default.

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) officials announced that the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) 2.0, which is free, is now available for download.

Read the full article at eSecurity Planet:

Microsoft Looks to ‘Mitigate’ Security Flaws With Updated Tool

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