Adobe collaborates with Trend Micro and the Microsoft Active Protections Program

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By Adobe Product Security Incident Response Team

Posted on 07-27-2021

Partnering with the broader security community is one way that Adobe strives to protect our customers. One example is with Trend Micro and the Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP). We are excited to share more details about the ongoing collaboration announced here by Trend Micro.

For Acrobat and Reader vulnerability reports, we provide Trend Micro information ahead of the patches being made publicly available. They develop guidance for network defenders, and this guidance is sent out to participating MAPP vendors. This collaboration helps protect the broader ecosystem by making protections available on the day the patch is released. There have been public reports of patched bugs being weaponized and being put in exploit kits, and this collaboration helps ensure protections are available to as many as possible from day one.

This collaboration is not new. Starting in 2006, Trend Micro has worked with Adobe in the following ways:

ZDI researchers are responsible for submitting several innovative defense-in-depth solutions that helped reduce the attack surface within Adobe products. Because our collaboration, we felt confident in allowing Trend Micro to perform vulnerability research and analysis on Adobe proof of concept files (POCs). This analysis is provided to Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and AV Providers to help scan and detect these potential vulnerabilities, to help prevent them from occurring in the wild. Participants in the MAPP program gain access to this threat intelligence before the public releases so their customers can be protected when the patches are live.

On the topic of these continued initiatives, Brian Gorenc, Sr. director of Trend Micro vulnerability research, stated, “Our close relationship with Adobe over the years has not only benefited Trend Micro customers by having the latest protection in our products while helping secure Adobe’s customer base. This mutually beneficial arrangement helps protect our shared customer base and positively impacts the security ecosystem through collaboration and information sharing.”

Is your organization interested in participating? For more information about the ZDI program visit here or the MAPP program at: MAPP.

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