|[March 03, 2014]
Spoon Introduces Online Tool for Configuring and Deploying Custom Web Browsers
SEATTLE --(Business Wire)--
Spoon, a leading developer of application virtualization technology,
today announced the immediate availability of Browser Studio™, a web
application that configures and runs custom versions of popular web
browsers. Beginning with any version of Internet Explorer, Chrome, or
Firefox, the user selects runtimes such as Java, Flash, and Silverlight,
extensions such as Selenium and NoScript, and other configuration
settings such as the homepage. Browser Studio then automatically
downloads and configures the browser, runtimes, and plugins, and
launches it in an isolated virtual environment.
Browser Studio is available immediately at http://browserstudio.com.
Because browsers run in the Spoon virtual environment, they can be used
on any underlying Windows operating system, including Windows 8.1. By
embedding runtime dependencies into th virtual browser, web
applications can be used without the hassles and security issues
associated with installing Java or Flash on the desktop. An optional
redirection tool automatically launches an appropriate browser when the
user enters a given URL.
"App virtualization is a powerful tool that assures continuity through
OS upgrades, simplifies application deployment, and eliminates many
desktop security vulnerabilities. Unfortunately, the difficulty of
virtualizing applications has traditionally been a major barrier to
adoption," said Kenji Obata, Spoon's chief executive officer. "Browser
Studio is the first tool to bring the power of this technology to a
broad audience by hiding the complexity of the virtualization process
behind an intuitive, easy-to-use interface."
Developers can use Browser Studio to build customized browser test
environments. IT managers can then deploy these pre-configured browser
environments directly to end users, regardless of the underlying
operating system or runtimes available on the desktop.
Browser Studio currently supports Internet Explorer, Chrome, and
Firefox; common runtimes such as Java, Flash, AIR, Silverlight, and the
.NET (News - Alert) Framework; and dozens of popular plugins such as AdBlock, Selenium,
and NoScript. Configuration options include a customizable homepage,
browser name, icon, and description.
Browser Studio is free to try and costs $19 per user per month for
Spoon is a virtual computing platform that brings software and files to
you instantly, anywhere. Spoon's patented technology streams and
synchronizes applications and associated data to desktops and mobile
devices over the web. Spoon is used by thousands of the world's leading
organizations, tens of thousands of software developers, and millions of
end users. Spoon is available as a web-based service and on-premise
server, as well as through select partners and technology licensees.
Spoon is a registered trademark of Spoon, Inc. Browser Studio and
Browser Sandbox are trademarks of Spoon, Inc. Other trademarks are the
property of their respective owners.
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