Internet Explorer Doesn’t Live Here AnymoreWhats Your Plan?

DANIEL MILLER on February 04, 2016 | 2453

Microsoft recently made the decision to ‘end of life’ Internet Explorer versions 8, 9 and 10 beginning on January 12. Microsoft are pushing users to Edge, the new Microsoft browser that already comes standard with Windows 10. 

The Risks of Using Older Versions of IE

 Microsoft’s decision to ‘end of life’ Internet Explorer means that the browser code will no longer be updated, thus those using the outdated browser become vulnerable to security risks, specifically malware exploitation. Such exploits identify and then capitalize on “vulnerabilities” in Java and Adobe Flash and other common software. You can read more here.

 ….But I Need IE!

As Microsoft moves into the future with a more advanced browser, killing off Internet Explorer creates a precarious situation for many companies and independent software vendors. The reason is that many organizations, ranging from businesses to educational institutions and non-profits, still host older versions of software on older servers, which also require older browser versions.  Now these same businesses and software vendors must figure out how to handle Internet Explorer’s ‘end of life’ situation. 

But don’t worry, Ericom can help.

Ericom’s AccessNow’s clientless remote access allows businesses to launch applications that work only on outdated versions of browsers, making it easier for companies and ISVs to transition from Internet Explorer to the newer Edge.

How Does AccessNow Work?

You install the Ericom Access Server on a Terminal Server or VDI platform.Using any HTML5 compatible web browser (i.e., any modern browser), on any device:

  1. Open a web page
  2. Enter the address of the Ericom Access Server that you've installed (the Terminal Server or VDI platform),
  3. Enter your credentials
  4. Press 'Connect' - The legacy version of Internet Explorer appears directly inside the browser window 

AccessNow allows Internet Explorer to operate from a Terminal Server or virtual machine, enabling users to access Internet Explorer through their standard browser on a variety of devices including Chromebooks, iPads, PCs and Macs. 

By providing transitional solutions for companies and vendors in the face of Microsoft’s choice to ‘end of life’ Internet Explorer, Ericom ensures continued access to the applications and software that companies rely on most.

Visit our website to learn more about AccessNow, and access IE through  an online demo.

If you are a software developer (ISV), learn how you can instantly webify your legacy Windows and client / server applications without development efforts.









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Daniel Miller

Senior Director of Product Marketing | Ericom Software

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