Sterling Software’s VM Software Division announced a new version of VM:Webgateway, a solution that enables users to Web-enable
and Web-enhance mainframe applications.
In this latest version, users can use desktop publishing tools–including Microsoft
FrontPage–to manage mainframe content. No knowledge of FTP or VM’s
file systems is necessary.
Other new features in VM:Webgateway include better security, with the
ability to recognize and process client certificates to authenticate users.
VM:Webgateway also now creates an accounting record that keeps track of
how many resources are consumed via browser access. Any accounting
package can process this record, says the vendor, and companies can use it
“VM:Webgateway lets us give
our online databases a new look with an easy-to-use graphical interface,” said Wayne Resnick, IT manager for Exponent Failure Analysis Associates. “Plus
with this new release, IT staff who are either new to Web technology or not
familiar with the mainframe can easily Web-enable legacy applications using
Web design tools like FrontPage. So now everybody is more productive.”
VM:Webgateway lets users Web-enhance applications on multiple platforms,
namely: OS/390 (MVS), VM, and VSE. The solution includes both software
and professional services for installation and implementation.