Microsoft EMET gets end-of-life reprieve

Microsoft EMET gets end-of-life reprieve

Come January, Microsoft planned to end support for Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET), taking away a valuable security tool that protected Windows systems from malware attacks and zero-day exploits.

While Microsoft would prefer organizations upgrade all users to Windows 10 to take advantage of its enhanced security, the company has extended support for EMET for another 18 months to give enterprises time to switch.

“We have listened to customers’ feedback regarding the January 27, 2017, end-of-life date for EMET and we are pleased to announce that the end of life date is being extended 18 months,” Jeffrey Sutherland, Microsoft’s principal lead program for OS security, wrote on TechNet’s Security Research & Defense.

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