NetManage Updates Host-Access Products

NetManage Inc. improves features in its Rumba product line.

Just because a market niche is mature doesn't mean there isn't room for improvement. NetManage Inc. improved features in its Rumba product line to give end users a better legacy system experience.

In May, NetManage introduced Rumba Web-to-Host 4.2 and OnWeb Management Services 5.2, new versions of its software tools for giving end users access to applications residing on legacy systems.

Rumba Web-to-Host creates Web pages that give a green-screen view of an application. OnWeb Management Services gives administrators control over Rumba Web-to-Host and NetManage's host integration product OnWeb.

The new version includes an improved Java client, better AS/400 support, and new scripting tools for the ActiveX client. Version 4.2 also includes a floating macro toolbar to make using the application easier. NetManage says many companies have great investments in creating client-side macros for more efficient work, and the toolbar allows users to import their macros for little disruption in application experience.

OnWeb Management Services 5.2 gives administrators centralized management of Rumba Web-to-Host and OnWeb. The software can create and store user profiles to ensure the right users are accessing the right applications and can serve macros to help the appropriate users to their jobs. It can spread profiles across a number of different platforms, including the IBM mainframe, AS/400, and other legacy systems such as HP3000, OpenVMS, and VAX.