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Attachmate Enables Organizations to Take the Mainframe Anywhere with Reflection 2008
Attachmate Corporation today announced Attachmate® Reflection® 2008, the next-generation of terminal emulation software that allows organizations to take the mainframe anywhere. Reflection 2008 software includes support for leading virtualization technologies, unique security capabilities and unmatched customization support built on Microsoft .NET Framework, Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) and Web Services, to give organizations the flexibility to quickly meet increasingly complex enterprise needs and streamline business processes throughout the enterprise.

With today’s current economic climate, organizations are focused on identifying ways to do more with less, leveraging existing resources more effectively and ultimately cutting costs. However, IT managers are still faced with the rising demand for remote access and heightened security. Reflection 2008 enables enterprises to meet these demands, while also increasing productivity. Reflection 2008 combines the most advanced Windows and browser-based terminal emulators into one robust solution to give developers, IT project and desktop managers and network administrators the ability to securely extend mainframe data to users wherever they do business.

“Over the years, our customers have asked us to help improve end-user productivity with highly customizable solutions that won’t compromise security,” said Eric Varness, vice president of marketing for Attachmate. “Reflection 2008 delivers on that request in a big way. Integration with Microsoft Office 2007, VBA, and .NET provides complete customization freedom. We’ve also strengthened our security capabilities with privacy filters, trusted locations, and UAC support. Reflection 2008 really is next-generation terminal emulation.”

Take the Mainframe Anywhere

Released to customers in November 2008, Reflection 2008 includes unparalleled customization capabilities, support for the most stringent security standards and optimization for application virtualization infrastructures, enabling organizations to easily address complex needs while reliably and securely extending mainframe data to users and devices across the organization. Key features and functionality include:

  • Virtualization Optimization
    With support for the leading application and desktop virtualization platforms, Reflection 2008 can be deployed with confidence via server or client-based virtualization technologies. Through partnership with leading virtualization vendors, such as Microsoft, Citrix, VMWare and HP, Reflection 2008 will continue to embrace the evolution of the desktop.
  • End-point Security Features
    Reflection 2008’s security components support the latest data encryption, authentication and user-level security features, such as privacy filters and trusted locations, to maximize administrative control over sensitive data and protect core business processes from misuse and errors. Additionally, Reflection 2008 is validated for FIPS 140-2 and certified for DoD PKI, the U.S. government’s top security standards.
  • Customization and Automation
    Customization on the desktop has never been easier. With .NET, VBA or Web Services, end users and IT engineers can streamline and automate common business processes. Additionally, the Microsoft Office 2007 Ribbon interface provides users with a familiar, intuitive experience while moving from Microsoft Windows XP to Microsoft Windows Vista or Microsoft Windows 7.

Reflection 2008 is available for purchase immediately. For more information on pricing, please contact

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Published Monday, January 26, 2009 6:37 PM by David Marshall
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