Web-to-host proponents have proven over and over again that tying enterprise business systems to the web yields competitive advantages and substantial ROI. This has held especially true for the airlines and travel industry, where the ability to drive customers to your web-based reservation system can give you a distinct competitive advantage.
Reflection for the Web 2011 Airlines Edition is terminal emulation software that gives airline and travel industry users the ability to securely connect to the industry’s wide range of legacy systems, while minimizing total cost of ownership. Reflection for the Web 2011 Airlines Edition also provides access to applications on Unisys, IBM, HP, UNIX, and OpenVMS hosts.
What’s New in Reflection for the Web 2011 Airlines Edition?
- Native 64-bit support for Windows and Linux servers, for enhanced performance and scalability.
- Easier administration of user access rights through an LDAP session-access report.
- A configurable toolbar that lets users map file transfer requests, favorite commands, macros, and other actions to custom buttons.
- Bolstered host security, with updates to the Reflection server’s Tomcat servlet engine and Java runtime.
- Support for host address pooling via the ID management server.
- TCP service to EDS Shares, for a more robust connection and secure access via the Security Proxy Server.
With Reflection for the Web 2011 Airlines Edition, you can:
- Centrally install, deploy, and manage your terminal emulation applications.
- Connect to any major GDS including Amadeus, Worldspan, Apollo/Galileo, EDS Shares, and Sabre, as well as any MATIP-based reservation system.
- Protect host sessions with patented secure token authorization and AES encryption over SSL/TLS and SSH.
- Support emerging technologies, including Windows 7; Google Chrome; zLinux; and Microsoft, Citrix, and VMware virtualization platforms.
- Authenticate users with Active Directory, LDAP, X.509 smart cards, Kerberos, and web portal authentication methods.
- Use enterprise directory services, such as Active Directory, to control user access to sensitive data and resources—without making any changes to your LDAP schema or data.
- Facilitate compliance with regulations such as Payment Card Industry (PCI), Sarbanes-Oxley, Gramm-Leach-Bliley, HIPAA, and Basel II.
- Meter usage in standard desktop or Citrix environments with the Reflection Metering Server.
- Use the Airlines Printer component to generate tickets, baggage tags, and boarding passes with shared and specialized printers over a wide variety of protocols.
|More Editions of Reflection for the Web 2011|
- Reflection for the Web 2011 Enterprise Edition
For IBM mainframe, iSeries, HP e3000, UNIX, and OpenVMS systems
- Reflection for the Web 2011 Unisys Edition
For Unisys ClearPath Libra, Unisys ClearPath Dorado, IBM mainframe, iSeries, HP e3000, UNIX, and OpenVMS systems
Diagram 1: Reflection for the Web Architecture
Reflection for the Web offers:
- Centralized management—Host access sessions are administered on a web server.
- Web-based deployment—Clients are automatically deployed to end users through their web browsers.
- Multi-platform clients—Supports Windows, Mac, and Linux clients.
- Multi-platform servers—Supports Windows, Linux, UNIX, z/OS, zLinux and other servers.
- Load balancing—Automated data replication simplifies load balancing.
- Simplified administration—Includes the option to restrict access to specific LDAP users/groups.
- Multiple protocols—Various airlines protocols for connecting to any airlines or Unisys host, 3270, 5250, VT, SSL/SSH, IND$FILE/FTP/Secure FTP/SFTP.
- One solution for multiple hosts—Airlines hosts, Unisys mainframes, IBM mainframes, System i, UNIX/Linux, HP and OpenVMS.
Diagram 2: Reflection for the Web Security
Reflection for the Web includes the following security features:
- LDAP access control—Restricts host access using LDAP user/group definitions.
- Non-intrusive LDAP integration—No schema changes required; no data stored in the directory.
- Firewall-friendly remote access—Accesses multiple hosts through one Security Proxy Server port.
- PKI support—Smart cards, X.509 certificates, CRL, and OCSP.
- Encryption—SSL/TLS, SSH, SFTP with AES 128/256, TripleDES, FIPS 140-2-validated cryptographic modules.
- Authentication—Active Directory Single Sign-On, PKI/smart cards, CA SiteMinder, web portals, and LDAP.
- Broad LDAP support—Active Directory, Novell eDirectory, RACF, and other RFC 2256-compliant LDAP directories.
Version Comparison Chart
- 2557 New Features in Reflection for the Web 2011
- 2111 Frequently Asked Questions: Reflection for the Web
- 2386 Using Templates in Reflection for the Web
- 2517 Configuring Reflection for the Web ID Manager
- 2535 Reflection for the Web 2011 Scripting Samples