Attachmate Ships Latest Updates to Host Access Products

Attachmate Corp. has made updates to two of its flagship products for terminal emulation and web-to-host access. The Attachmate Reflection 2011 R2 family of products is updated Windows-based terminal emulation software that includes strengthened desktop and host security. Attachmate Reflection Suite for X 2011 R2 is designed to enable Windows users to access text and graphics-based applications on UNIX and Linux systems, as well as legacy applications on IBM System z mainframes and System i midranges.

Reflection 2011 is intended to connect Windows-platform users to legacy applications on virtually any type of host system, enabling organizations to standardize on a single-host connectivity solution and confidently migrate to Microsoft Windows 7. "With all of the news of sensitive customer data being compromised by large organizations, security is top of mind for our enterprise customers," says Eric Varness, vice president of marketing for Attachmate. "As such, we're delivering a game-changing new capability that enables organizations to protect sensitive data on host screens, facilitating compliance with industry and government regulations, like PCI DSS."

Reflection 2011 R2 supports stringent security requirements defined by the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), as well as new internal security policies that many organizations are enacting. These include masking of sensitive data on live host screens, such as credit cards and national ID numbers; redacting data while users type to prevent it from being written down and stolen; barring users from connecting to mission-critical applications unless encryption is enabled for the connection; and allowing administrators to assign different levels of access to private information on host screens, limiting the exposure of sensitive data.

Reflection Suite for X 2011 provides access to key industry applications from Windows, Linux, UNIX and Mac desktops, and includes technologies that enable performance over remote connections and application sharing with distributed workers who need to collaborate on projects.

Attachmate Reflection 2011 products connect Windows users to legacy applications running on IBM System z, IBM System i, UNIX, OpenVMS, and HP NonStop hosts, and provides support for current operating environments such as Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 R2. The software also supports virtualization technologies being deployed in the enterprise, such as Microsoft App-V, VMware and Citrix XenApp.

More information is available from Attachmate.