Virtel Web Access extends host applications such as CICS, IMS, Natural and TSO to thin-client web browsers over secure HTTP/S connections, without changing the user experience:
This makes Virtel Web Access a natural upgrade from – and an attractive alternative to – 3270 terminal emulation.
Virtel’s thin-client two-tier architecture simplifies the deployment and support compared to client or middle-tier server based products. There is nothing to install or support outside the mainframe: no client apps and no additional servers. Installation and support are 100% host-based, users simply point their web browsers to an installation-defined URL to reach the logon menu.
Virtel complies with UTF-16 specifications, allowing global deployments in countries using DBCS workstations like Japan, China, or Russia.
Virtel combines industry-standard mainframe and IP security with a proprietary token-based security system: customers no longer need a VPN connection to secure their mainframe access.
Also, Virtel’s application selection menu (together with the multi-windows capability of web browsers) provides simple multi-session functionality; some Virtel customers have already got ridden of their session manager tool.
These Virtel functionalities allow significant savings in licensing and support costs.
The same Virtel core technology used to serve 3270 terminal emulating web pages can also be used to:
* These functionalities require Virtel Web Modernization and/or Virtel Web Integration license upgrades.