The popularity of Internet Explorer (IE) has long since been on the decline. It was back in 2004 that the browser reached the peak of its popularity with a total estimated market share of 95%. Over the years since, other browsers such as Chrome and Safari have slowly eroded the dominance of IE.
Nowadays, Internet Explorer is seen as a dinosaur and its market share has reached an all-time low of around 6%. Recognizing the decline, Microsoft released their new Edge browser in 2015 and alongside announced the gradual deprecation of Internet Explorer.
As of 2020, the browser will no longer receive updates from Microsoft, beyond critical security fixes, and is missing important features for modern web applications such as Falcon. Therefore, we recognize that the deprecation of IE has now reached the point where we can no longer guarantee the full functionality of our platform under IE. Consequently, we've decided to suspend Falcon's support for Internet Explorer by June 5, 2020.
How does Falcon end support for Internet Explorer?
Practically, the end of our support for IE means that the Falcon platform will no longer be accessible through the Internet Explorer browser. As per Microsoft's own guidelines, we highly recommend switching to the Microsoft Edge browser if you are currently using Internet Explorer. Edge is backwards compatible with IE and should offer a similar experience.
The Google Chrome browser is Falcon's own official recommendation as it offers the most stable environment for our product. You can find out more about our system requirements here.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to your Customer Success Manager or our Support team.