Hey all, if you recall, back in April we released the PREVIEW version of our new portal affectionately known as the Microsoft Malware Protection Center Portal. Since then we’ve received loads of feedback from customers and partners on what they like about the portal and the features they really want to see now and in the future. All of it great stuff!
The official Version 1 of the Microsoft Malware Protection Center Portal is now live!
You can check it out here: http://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/
Some of the features you asked for and we included are:
· Access to our malware encyclopedia.
o When you need to do some research on a particular threat or family you can search or browse our encyclopedia and get the details we’ve written about on it.
· Download our antivirus and/or our antispyware signatures.
o We recommend updating daily, the products will do it for you, BUT if want you can do it yourself for the Forefront client or Windows Defender products both the 32 bit and 64 bit systems.
· Threat and Potentially Unwanted Software Telemetry.
o The portal provides information on the top threats and potentially unwanted software that we are observing and that’s being reported to us by YOU. Each top ten category provides links to read up on those listed
· Tools and Resources.
o We have a collection of links to tools and resources that we think can be useful and interesting to you including blogs and the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report.
· Microsoft Security Intelligence Report.
o And of course no blog would be complete without me mentioning the SIR, we have a page dedicated to hosting the various reports we produce: http://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/SIR.aspx
And last but not least we have the Sample Submission feature! You got a file that you think is infected and want to know for sure?? Upload it to us, we’ll take a look and let you know.
This is just the start – literally a v1 release. As always we want to hear what you think about the portal – the good, the bad, and the ugly (don’t be shy). Please send us feedback and let us know which features you want to see in future releases. firstname.lastname@example.org
Take care, more soon!!