Aonix and Sterling Enable Secure Browser Access to Mainframe Reports

Aonix, enterprisewide access and reporting tools provider, and Sterling Software entered a joint worldwide technology agreement enabling customers to enhance their Web-based reporting capabilities. Aonix is integrating its S/390 Web-based reporting tool UltraQuest Reporter, with the Web server component of Sterling Software’s Web-to-Host product, VM:Webgateway, providing end users with secure access to mainframe data for optimized ad hoc reporting via a Web browser.Sterling Software is a provider of software and services for the application development, information management, systems management and federal systems markets. Headquartered in Dallas, Sterling Software has a worldwide installed base of more than 20,000 customer sites and 3,700 employees in more than 90 offices worldwide. For more information on Sterling Software, visit www.sterling.com. While UltraQuest Reporter capitalizes on the Web to enable easy access to mainframe reports, VM:Webgateway simultaneously ensures end-to-end security. In addition to leveraging proven mainframe security, VM:Webgateway employs Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology and supports emerging, multi-tier encryption security standards. Additionally, UltraQuest Reporter features a unique two-tier architecture that eliminates the need for additional mid-tier levels of hardware and software. Users can access multiple mainframe data sources, such as DB2, IMS, IDMS, VSAM and Teradata directly with a client Java application. Pricing for Aonix’s UltraQuest Reporter, with VM:Webgateway’s Web server component, starts at $44,000, depending on the number of users. For more information, call (800) 97-AONIX, or visit www.aonix.com.