Attention Essent Web Product Customers – Mainstream support for IE 11 ends June 15, 2023
Microsoft has announced its final version of the Internet Explorer (IE) web browser, IE11, will no longer be supported nor receive security updates. Microsoft is ending its support for IE11 on June 15, 2022. As such, Essent support of IE11 is also ending its support of IE11 on June 15, 2022.
PunchOutNow customers using IE11 may be particularly affected may need analysis from Essent or assistance communicating the change to their customers.
What does this mean to you?
Microsoft's announcement means that it is retiring Internet Explorer; it will no longer support any versions of IE as Microsoft moves to its new Microsoft Edge browser.
Internet Explorer users may experience breaking changes on ecommerce sites and IE, as of the end of support, should no longer be used. Users may be exposed to security vulnerabilities that are fixed or do not exist with supported browsers.
Microsoft will no longer hotfix bugs, even critical bugs that may cause the browser to incorrectly render your web pages that render correctly for other versions of Internet Explorer and other popular browsers. These errors may not be correctable by Essent, resulting in a poor browsing experience for your website visitors.
What you can do about it?
Install, and direct customers to install, a currently supported browser version.
Fortunately there are multiple popular alternatives. Microsoft has released Microsoft Edge. The latest versions of Apple Safari, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox are all internationally popular alternatives that are widely used.
For more information on Microsoft Internet Explorer Support, please see:https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/windows/end-of-ie-support
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