Browsium's tools are targeted at business users who are stuck running IE6 on XP because they’ve built internally-facing applications that are dependent on IE 6. Microsoft has been encouraging customers, even those running on XP, to upgrade to IE8 — but not IE9, since Microsoft doesn’t support IE 9 on XP. But the upgrade process can be difficult and costly.
Browsium is targeting those users who want to get off IE6 and Windows XP but are hampered by internal dependencies on those products.
As of January 30, the Browsium Ion 60-day Evaluation Kit is available for download from the company’s website. Ion pricing varies by the number of PCs in an organization with the base and per-seat licenses sold on a yearly subscription. (The original UniBrows tool cost $5,000 for a base license fee plus $5 per seat.)
Ion is available as a free upgrade f or existing UniBrows customers.