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Major upgrade to our browser management suite released today

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New releases will improve security and save money in IT operations management.


Today we released 4.0 versions of Browsium Proton, Ion, and Catalyst. These three product modules comprise the first-ever end-to-end browser management suite designed to improve security and reduce the unnecessary costs of managing browser-based business application environments.

While the modules in our suite have improved individually, the biggest change is the new unified Browsium Client. This new component includes the agent functionality for Proton, Ion, and Catalyst, resulting in a simple installation which delivers all client functionality for the Browsium suite. This eases enterprise deployment and provides a more efficient and performant client experience. As our customers are top priority, we unified our modules into a single Browsium Client to fit the needs of our growing F500 customer base.

Why a Browser Management Suite?

Today, the browser is the core platform for end user workloads in the enterprise, where web applications have replaced native applications for nearly every business task. Yet modern IT organizations lack the tools to manage this browser-based end user workspace. Existing management solutions are designed around the old installed, executable application model with everything packaged and bundled for delivery and management. Browser-based applications are very different, with applications compiled at runtime with no clear application boundaries. A new management paradigm is required for browser-based applications.

Managing the browser is more than Group Policy settings and controlling Security Zones. Your organization requires a complete browser management solution that gives you visibility, knowledge, and granular control of this mission-critical application platform. With Browsium Proton, Ion, and Catalyst working together as part of your overall management toolset, your organization can take command of the modern IT workspace to increase security and save money.

Updates to Modules (Proton, Ion, and Catalyst)

The new release of Browsium’s browser management suite includes new versions of each of the suite’s three modules: Proton 4.0, Ion 4.0, and Catalyst 4.0. The modules can still be used independently in your organization, but the entire suite provides optimum browser management capabilities. All three benefit greatly from the new, unified Browsium Client discussed earlier in this post. Here are a few additional key new capabilities of each module. The release notes for each module provide much more depth about all changes in the 4.0 release.

  • Proton 4.0 now includes a Privacy Mode which anonymizes user names and IP addresses to comply with international privacy and regulatory requirements. This new release also features improved reporting of non-secure ActiveX control usage to aide defense-in-depth security mitigation.
  • Ion 4.0 will improve security in your organization with its Java management enhancements which streamline running multiple versions of Java side-by-side and ‘white list’ functionality that locks down the use of Java to only those sites designated by IT. Watch this cool 8-minute video to see how easy it is to manage and secure Java with Ion 4.0.
  • Catalyst 4.0 benefits greatly from the unified Browsium client, adding support for more advanced rule syntax and Internet Explorer Protected Mode. But, of course the biggest benefit is the simplified deployment and management of the Browsium Client. Beyond those additions, you’ll find the feature set of Catalyst Configuration Manager largely unchanged from the 3.2 release.

Install 4.0 Releases Today

There’s no reason to wait, you can download the 4.0 releases today. If you’re already a Browsium customer, you can download the new version of your module from the download page sent to you with your license key.

If you’re just evaluating our products, or are interested in evaluating them, you have two options:

  • If you’ve engaged with Browsium in the past, you simply need to confirm your email address. Then we’ll automatically direct you to the download page.
  • If we didn’t find your email address, or if you’re new to Browsium, you can request an evaluation kit. You’ll have the software as soon as you verify your email address.

Follow the appropriate link to confirm your email address or fill out an Evaluation Kit Request Form for each of the three modules. Clicking the module names will open the release notes.

Module (release notes) Already in our database New to Browsium
Proton 4.0 Confirm your email address Request Proton eval kit
Ion 4.0 Confirm your email address Request Ion eval kit
Catalyst 4.0 Confirm your email address Request Catalyst eval kit


Be sure to read the FAQs about Browsium’s browser management suite 4.0 releases and if you’d like to talk with our team about pricing or a reseller in your region, please email us.

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