| March 24, 2009
IE 8 is easier to use, faster and offers a list of leading-edge security features
IE8 offers faster, safer web browsing
Microsoft Corporation has unveiled Windows Internet Explorer 8, the new web browser that offers the best solution for how people use the web today. Internet Explorer 8 is easier to use, faster and offers a list of leading-edge security features in direct response to people’s increasing concerns about online safety.
“Customers have made clear what they want in a web browser — safety, speed and greater ease of use,” said Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft. “With Internet Explorer 8, we are delivering a browser that gets people to the information they need, fast, and provides protection that no other browser can match.”
The updated version offers the best security protections among leading browsers and blocks two to four times as many malicious sites as other browsers on the market today.
In addition to offering improved security and privacy protections, Internet Explorer 8 is one of the fastest browsers on the market today, beating other top browsers in page load time on almost 50 percent of the 25 top comScore Inc. web sites using time-saving features such as accelerators, web slices, and visual search suggestions.
Internet Explorer 8 is available for download in 25 languages at http://www.microsoft.com/ie8