Today we are pleased to announce the availability of the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) version 2.0.  Users can click here to download the tool free of charge. 

  

For those who may be unfamiliar with the tool, EMET provides users with the ability to deploy security mitigation technologies to arbitrary applications.  This helps prevent vulnerabilities in those applications (especially line of business and 3rd party apps) from successfully being exploited.  By deploying these mitigation technologies on legacy products, the tool can also help customers manage risk while they are in the process of transitioning over to modern, more secure products.  In addition, it makes it easy for customers to test mitigations against any software and provide feedback on their experience to the vendor.

 

Below is a screenshot of the tool, which features a brand new interface as part of this release.

 

 

The installation package for EMET v2.0 includes a detailed user guide.  A copy can also be found at the bottom of this post.  It gives an overview of the tool, instructions on how to use it, answers to frequently asked questions, and caveats about the mitigations that users should be aware of.  Please be sure to read the guide before using the tool.

 

Additionally, the BlueHat team has helped us put together a training video on EMET v2.0.  The video gives an even more in-depth look at some of the security mitigations offered by the tool.  You can watch the video online here.

 

To get more information on how this FREE tool can help you take advantage of the protections it offers please refer to our previous blog post announcing the upcoming release.  That post also gives a rundown of all the changes that are new with the 2.0 version.

 

As always, we welcome your feedback and would like to hear more about your experiences with EMET.  Please feel free to e-mail us at switech@microsoft.com

 

- Andrew Roths and Fermin J. Serna