Support for Older Versions of Internet Explorer Ends on January 12, 2016
We make it a priority to keep our clients informed of the latest happenings to ensure they are always up to date and secure. Note: All current Managed Service customers do not need to be concerned as our automated patch policies already take care of any needed updates. However if you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us.
What is end of support?
According to Microsoft
, "Beginning January 12, 2016, only the most current version of Internet Explorer available for a supported operating system will receive technical supports and security updates. Internet Explorer 11 is the last version of Internet Explorer, and will continue to receive security updates, compatibility fixes, and technical support on Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10."
went on to say, "Running older versions of Internet Explorer after January 12, 2016 may expose you to potential risks, such as:
Security: Without critical browser security updates, your PC may become vulnerable to harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software which can steal or damage your business data and information.
Lack of Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Support: Many software vendors no longer support older versions of Internet Explorer. For example, Office 365 takes advantage of modern web standards and runs best with the latest browser.
Compliance: Businesses that are governed by regulatory obligations such as HIPAA should conduct due diligence to assess whether they are still able to satisfy compliance requirements using unsupported software."
Unsure of what browser you are using? Go on https://whatbrowser.org/. It will tell you the browser you are using, whether you have the latest version or not, and which version you have.
If you would like more information, need any help updating your browser, or answers to any questions concerning this matter, please do not hesitate to call us at (631) 285-1527 or e-mail us at