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Browsium Helps Organizations Say Goodbye to IE6 Forever with Release of Next Generation Solution

Browsium Ion enables Microsoft IE6-dependent business applications to run in IE8 and IE9, without using the IE6 engine

REDMOND, WA — January 31, 2012 — Browsium Inc. revolutionized the enterprise web application compatibility market again today with the release of its next generation solution for running legacy IE6-dependent web applications in modern, standards-compliant browsers. The new solution, called Browsium Ion, uses the browser engines built into IE8 and IE9 to enable legacy web applications to run on Windows 7, without using the IE6 engine.

Browsium Ion builds on Browsium’s first generation product, UniBrows, and contains many new features and capabilities to put even more power, granular control, and compatibility directly in the hands of enterprise IT. The key innovations in Ion that deliver IE6 compatibility without requiring the IE6 engine include the Adaptive IE Quirks Profile, which intelligently chooses between IE Quirks Mode and IE7 Standards rendering, and a powerful new String Replacement feature that overrides HTML, JavaScript, or CSS from the client browser in real time with no need for server-side code changes. These features, when combined with Profile settings and management features from the previous Browsium solution, such as disabling Data Execution Prevention and Java version redirection, eliminate the need for the IE6 engine entirely.

“As we planned our roadmap for our next-generation product, tackling customer concerns around licensing was of paramount importance, along with increasing the software’s capabilities to provide better compatibility for more complex enterprise web applications,” said Matt Heller, Browsium’s Founder and CEO. “The result of these efforts is a set of innovations that led to a much better solution – one that dramatically improves compatibility while also removing all of the confusion around Microsoft licensing policies on the use of the IE6 engine on Windows 7.”

In addition to fixing IE6 and IE7 dependencies to unblock Windows 7 deployments in enterprise, Ion also provides numerous capabilities to allow enterprise IT to stop trading off security for compatibility. For example, Ion easily enables multiple versions of Java to run side-by-side in Internet Explorer tabs. Ion also provides granular control of Internet Explorer security settings, allowing administrators to customize settings per web application rather than for the browser as a whole. This means line of business web applications work as designed while Internet browsing is done in the safest way possible.

Browsium Ion Availability and Pricing

Browsium Ion is available now. Ion pricing varies by the number of PCs in an organization with the Base and Per-Seat Licenses sold on a perpetual license. Ion is available as a free upgrade for existing UniBrows customers. Contact [email protected] to learn more.



About Browsium, Inc.

Founded in 2010 by a team of browser experts from Microsoft, Browsium Inc. creates enterprise-ready software solutions, enabling organizations to extend the life of existing line of business web applications as they deploy new operating systems and browser platforms to their client PCs. Browsium’s next-generation product, Ion, revolutionizes browser compatibility by allowing legacy IE6 and IE7-dependent web applications to run on Windows 7 and IE8 on Windows XP without using the IE6 engine and without modifying a single line of server code.



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Tel: + 44 (0) 1491 873 323
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