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Attachmate

October 22, 2012 08:00 ET

Attachmate Extends Leadership Position With Launch of Reflection 2011 R3

Attachmate's Terminal Emulation Solution Simplifies Emulation Migration and Provides Support for Windows 7 and 8 Operating Systems and Mobile Devices

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Oct 22, 2012) - Attachmate Corporation today announced the availability of Attachmate® Reflection® 2011 R3, a family of terminal emulation and PC X server software that securely connects desktop and mobile users to mission-critical business applications. Compatible with Windows 7 and Windows 8 Certified, Attachmate's new terminal emulator software connects users to enterprise applications running on IBM mainframes (including the new IBM zEnterprise EC12), IBM AS/400's (IBM System i), UNIX/Linux servers and HP NonStop.

"With the impending launch of Windows 8 and excitement surrounding the new operating system, it's important to support customers regardless of their operating system choice in this evolving landscape," said Tom Bice, vice president of marketing and product management at Attachmate. "As the leader in the market, our customers expect Attachmate to assist them with reliable access to critical business information while adopting new technologies like Windows 7, yet also looking forward to the next version of Windows, whether on a PC or mobile device."

In addition to assisting customers in easing migration pains, Reflection 2011 R3 provides organizations with an opportunity to leverage the latest productivity and security enhancements whether they are upgrading from previous Attachmate versions or replacing other solutions in an effort to standardize.

"We're excited to be able to provide our users with a modern user experience as we make our move to Windows 7," said Catherine Casacchia, vice president of IT at Northern Trust. "With advanced productivity features, like tabs for managing multiple host sessions, a Ribbon interface for a consistent user experience with other Windows 7 applications, and a .NET API for creating rich, secure applications that enable Windows and host applications to exchange information, we expect a significant aggregate increase in overall end-user productivity."

Many companies, like Northern Trust, are continuing with their move to Windows 7, even with the Windows 8 launch coming later this month. In fact, Windows 7 migration activity is peaking, largely due to the looming end of support for Windows XP.

According to Gartner in a recent report, "Is Windows 8 in Your Future?," analysts recommend that with the launch of a new operating system right around the corner, organizations will need to consider either continuing with planned adoptions of existing operating systems or move to the newest version. This means that software providers will need to support enterprises' migration plans, regardless of operating system.

New enhancements and key features include:

  • Support for Attachmate Reflection Security Gateway: Adds a layer of security between client devices and critical host assets.

  • Advanced productivity features: Leverage modern office productivity capabilities with features like spell-check, auto-complete and auto-expand in host applications.

  • Regulatory Compliance: Additional refinements to Attachmate's patent-pending data hiding features on IBM host screens enable organizations to adhere to PCI DSS compliance requirements and equip them for the PCI audit process.

  • Themes: Customize the user experience to meet the needs of a wide array of terminal emulation users.

  • Native macro support: In lieu of a costly conversion process, enterprises can run competitive macros in-place.

"Attachmate recognizes that migrations are some of the most complex and expensive IT projects an organization will undertake," said Kris Lall, product marketing manager at Attachmate. "As a result, Attachmate focuses its innovation on features that enable smooth transitions for end-users and fully customized deployment for IT. Legacy systems and applications remain vital, but modifying them to leverage modern security and productivity tools, Web technologies, and mobile devices is not realistic given the costs and complexities. Attachmate's strategy focuses on embracing new technologies without touching the back-end systems."

Reflection 2011 R3 is available immediately for purchase. For more information on pricing, please contact sales@attachmate.com.

To evaluate Reflection 2011 R3, please visit: http://www.attachmate.com/Evals/terminal-emulation/rss/eval-form.htm.

About Attachmate Corporation
Attachmate delivers essential business information to any user, on any device, in a secure format. Industries worldwide -- from financial services, health care, and government to travel, retail, and manufacturing -- rely on Attachmate software. In fact, two out of three Fortune Global 500 companies choose Attachmate to put their IT assets to work in new and meaningful ways.

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