March 11-16, 2018
SHARE Providence – August 6-11, 2017
Our sessions at SHARE Providence…
Ultra-Thin and Ultra-Secure: The Future of 3270 Client Workstations
Presenters: Dean Butler, Patrick Fournier, Franck Lerivrain, Jean-Pierre Vercruysse
In 2016, Fraikin – the European leader in Commercial Vehicle Fleet services – decided to get out of the mainframe client workstation business altogether by replacing the 1,500 Windows PC workstations used to access their mainframe applications with minimalist Chrome-based devices from which desktop and mainframe applications are accessed in the Cloud. Besides meeting its ambitious multimedia enabling and cost savings objectives, this Enterprise-wide Virtual Device Infrastructure (VDI) initiative resulted in the design of an ultra-thin and ultra-secure TE 3270 client workstation – one with drastically reduced and simplified support requirements, and with unparalleled mobility and flexibility. Come and see the future of 3270 TE client workstations.
Read the Fraikin Case Study.
Securing the Access to Host Assets From 3270 TE Clients
Presenter: Patrick Fournier
In the beginning, 3270 terminals were wired directly into CICS applications through SNA networks: expensive and not too flexible, but simple and more importantly SECURE. Today, 3270 TE solutions rely on Internet connections and distributed applets or browser plugins. SNA network costs have been replaced – oftentimes exceeded – by client support costs. Those solutions are significantly more complex and LESS SECURE than the SNA networks they replaced. The host has essentially lost control of access to its own resources.
This presentation will introduce a different type of 3270 TE solution. One that brings back the simple centralized architecture of early years, to keep the control of access to host resources squarely on the host where it belongs. One that relies on standard web browsers rather than distributed applets or plugins, to eliminate the need to support distributed solution components, and more importantly to ELIMINATE THE SECURITY EXPOSURE created by distributed applets and plugins.
SHARE San Jose – March 5-10, 2017
San Jose, CA