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Browsium Named Cool Vendor in Gartner Personal Computing Report

Vendors selected for the “Cool Vendor” report are innovative, impactful and intriguing

REDMOND, WA — May 5, 2011 — Browsium, Inc. has been named a Cool Vendor by Gartner in the Cool Vendors in Personal Computing, 2011 report, published by analysts David Mitchell Smith and Michael Silver.

Gartner’s Cool Vendors annual reports spotlight selected providers that offer a variety of solutions with the potential to make a big impact not only in the market, but in how you operate your business. With its Web Application Continuity approach, Browsium truly embodies a cool vendor, enabling businesses to extend the life and ROI of existing line of business Web applications as they roll out new operating systems and browser platforms to their client PCs.

Browsium’s solution, UniBrows™, paves the way for large-scale enterprise migration to Windows 7. UniBrows is a lightweight browser add-on that is easy and inexpensive to deploy, requiring no new infrastructure and no servers. With UniBrows there’s no longer a need to rewrite Web applications or install expensive and complex virtualization solutions before upgrading browsers and operating systems. By simply installing UniBrows on PCs running Windows 7 or Windows XP with IE8, enterprises can continue to use all of their already-deployed and paid-for IE6 applications inside IE8 without modifying a single line of code.

“We’re honored to be included in the Gartner Cool Vendor report,” said Matt Heller, founder and CEO of Browsium.  “This confirms what our customers have been telling us all along – running legacy apps without modification, and thereby avoiding the cost and complexity of virtualization, is the ideal approach to desktop OS and browser migration for today’s enterprises.”

UniBrows 1.0.3, with substantial compatibility improvements and important new features to ease deployments for customers with custom applications and complex network environments, was released earlier today and is ready for enterprise deployment. New customers can download the free UniBrows 60-day Evaluation Kit from the Browsium website.


About Browsium, Inc.

Founded in 2010, Browsium Inc. creates enterprise-ready software solutions, enabling organizations to extend the life of already-deployed and paid-for line of business web applications as they roll out new operating systems and browser platforms to their client PCs. Browsium’s first product, UniBrows, promises to revolutionize browser compatibility by allowing legacy IE6-based web applications to run on Windows 7 and IE8 on Windows XP without modifying a single line of code.


Cool Vendor Disclaimer

About Gartner’s Cool Vendors Selection Process

Gartner’s listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose. Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn’t do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner’s interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.

Gartner “Cool Vendors in Personal Computing 2011” by David Mitchell Smith and Michael Silver, April 20, 2011.


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