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 2014 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 2014 Airlines Edition also provides access to applications on Unisys, IBM, HP, UNIX, and OpenVMS hosts.
|What’s New in Reflection for the Web 2014 Airlines Edition?|
Secure, web-based terminal emulation for the airline and travel industry.
- Support for Java 7 and compatibility with the latest Java 7 features.
- Integrated Windows Authentication using NTLM version 2.
- Central management of certificate stores across multiple servers with PKI Services Manager.
- Logs that support event sequencing and integrate smoothly with management frameworks.
- Customizable tooltips on the Button Palette.
With Reflection for the Web 2014 Airlines Edition,
- 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.
- Safeguard your critical data with SHA-256 and TLS 1.2 security protocols.
- Support emerging technologies, including Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Server 2012 R2, Google Chrome, and zLinux.
- Protect host sessions with patented secure token authorization and AES encryption over SSL/TLS and SSH.
- 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 PCI DSS, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), Gramm-Leach-Bliley, HIPAA/HITECH, and Basel II.
- Use the Airlines Printer component to generate tickets, baggage tags, and boarding passes with shared and specialized printers over a wide variety of protocols.
Administrators can configure new web-based terminal sessions using the Session Manager.
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After configuring a new web-based terminal session, administrators can manage it using the Session Manager, and control end-user access to the session using the Access Mapper.
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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/TLS, SSH, IND$FILE/FTP/Secure FTP/SFTP.
- One solution for multiple hosts—Airlines hosts, Unisys mainframes, IBM System z (Mainframe), IBM System i (AS/400), 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.