Latest security report states browsers present the biggest threat to networks
Due to this recent rise in browser security concerns, Microsoft has been experimenting with other options allowing more secure interaction with the web using a technology called “Embassies”. This is a client-side design in which applications run in low-level, native-code containers that use Internet addresses for outside communications with applications. This is similar to smartphones and tablets, in which the use of native apps that connect directly to the internet without using a browser. This provides the attack surface on a much smaller scale.
For more information provided by Network World website – click here
Also, here is an article from csoonline.com that describes the technology in greater detail – click here