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December 6, 2009

Micro Focus unveils new version of terminal emulation suite

Offers redesigned user interface with productivity and security upgrades

By CBR Staff Writer

Micro Focus, a provider of enterprise application modernisation, testing and management offerings, has unveiled Rumba 8, a new version of the company’s terminal emulation suite.

The company said that the suite is designed to support new technologies and the Windows 7 operating system. It delivers a redesigned user interface with productivity and security upgrades and offers customers optimum performance when connecting to business critical applications residing on host systems.

According to Micro Focus, the new offering provides connectivity from Microsoft windows desktops to virtually any host system, protecting valuable information assets and securing the communications between workstations and host systems with a set of features. It enables customers to extend mainframe applications and realise the benefits of application modernisation.

The company claims that the new version includes new benefits and features including support for the Microsoft office ribbon interface and enhanced support for the security standards. It also includes tabbed emulating that allows users connect to multiple hosts from a single windows desktop.

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In addition, the new version provides integration environment for building multi-tier applications and support for third party tools. It allows users to connect to business applications on a range of systems, including IBM mainframe, IBM AS/400, DEC VAX, Micro Focus servers, Hewlett-Packard, and UNIX systems from PC desktops.

Archie Roboostoff, product marketing director at Micro Focus, said: “Early adopter customers have noticed the speed and enhanced usability provided by this new version. RUMBA 8 enables customers to reduce the cost, risk, and complexity of accessing host applications, transforming terminal emulation into an important part of our customers’ overall modernisation strategy.”

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