Rocket Software Absorbs Terminal Emulation Provider

Rocket Software, Inc. has acquired Zephyr Development Corporation, a Houston-based developer of terminal emulation software. Zephyr's product, PASSPORT, provides links between the Microsoft Windows operating systems and critical business applications running on IBM System z, IBM i, UNIX, Linux, and OpenVMS servers. Users include hundreds of global organizations in sectors including banking, insurance, government and healthcare.

"We have admired Zephyr for years and have a long-standing respect for this great business and the set of terminal emulation products that this team has developed," says Andy Youniss, president and CEO of Rocket Software. "The terminal emulation market is a strategic focus area for Rocket Software and we're excited to continue to sell, develop, and support our new PASSPORT solutions."

The Zephyr team has joined Rocket Software's global organization of more than 900 employees and has become part of Rocket Software's Application Development, Integration and Modernization business unit.

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