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What's New in EXTRA! X-treme 9.2

Following is a summary of the new and enhanced features:

  • Updated SSL/TLS and SSH Security Components

    EXTRA! X-treme 9.2 includes the Attachmate Reflection security components for SSL/TLS and SSH. These cryptographic modules are validated against the stringent Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS 140-2) federal security specification and enable Attachmate products to adhere to the DoD PKI certification requirements.

    For instructions on using the new Reflection security components in your sessions, see Creating New Connections in EXTRA!.

  • FIPS 140-2 Connections

    By using Windows Group Policy, you can now set all secure connections (SSL/TLS and SSH) to use only FIPS mode. FIPS mode enforces the United States government Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 for the connection. When FIPS mode is enabled, all available settings use security protocols and algorithms that meet this standard. See Enable FIPS Mode Using Group Policy.

  • Secured Macros

    EXTRA! X-treme 9.2 protects sensitive data in your macros. Macros are automatically encrypted in EXTRA! X-treme 9.2 when they're executed or when they're saved in the EXTRA! Basic Editor 9.2. Encrypted macros will only run in EXTRA! X-treme version 9.2 and later.

    Users can control macro encryption locally via settings in the Global Preferences dialog box. Administrators can apply these settings in a customized deployment (see Customizing the EXTRA! X-treme Installation). If the Encrypt macros setting is deselected in the Global Preferences, all macros saved in the EXTRA! Basic Editor 9.2 will be unencrypted.

  • Reflection Secure FTP Client Updated

    This release includes the latest Reflection FTP Client, version 14.1. For a list of new features in this version, see Technical Note 2492.

  • Certificate Management

    In addition to providing stronger encryption for transferred data, EXTRA! X-treme has improved support for digital certificates and certificate management. For details, see Authenticating with Certificates in EXTRA!.

  • Enhanced Productivity Features

    In the Productivity Bar, you can set the Scratch Pad to use any of the fonts installed on the system. For more information, see Change the Font in Scratch Pad.

    In addition, screen images from IBM 3270 and 5250 host sessions that are recorded using the Screen History feature can now be sent directly to your printer. For more information, see Print the Screen History.

  • Updated Client Option for CAIL HP NonStop/Tandem/6530 Terminal Emulation

    The EXTRA! 6530 Client Option has been updated to work with this release of EXTRA! X-treme. This optional component can be installed after installing EXTRA! X-treme 9.2 or the EXTRA! X-treme 9.2 Evaluation product. For more information, see Installing the Tandem Option.

    • Tandem sessions now display the row and column coordinates of the cursor on the session status line, the same as other host sessions in EXTRA!.
    • EXTRA! 9.2 provides compatibility for legacy applications that require the Tandem HLLAPI interface.

  • Option to Remove 'New Line' Characters from Pasted Text

    If you paste text into VT sessions, you can now paste it without the new line characters (also referred to as CR/LF for Carriage Return/Linefeed). To enable this option, choose Options > Settings, click Edit on the left, and under Paste Options, select Remove new line characters.

  • Prevent Sessions from Disconnecting When Computer Goes into Standby Mode

    A new global preference gives the application more control over system standby (or “sleep”) mode, which can cause host sessions to disconnect. To specify the Prevent System Sleep preference, choose Options > Global Preferences and click the General tab.

    How you use this preference depends on your operating system.

    • Windows 7 and Vista enter standby mode without first prompting the user. To prevent host disconnections when the computer is idle, select the Prevent System Sleep check box. All other settings (a colored or cleared check box), allow the computer to enter standby mode.
    • Windows XP enters standby mode only after prompting the user. To keep this behavior, leave Prevent System Sleep at its default setting (a colored box). To prevent the system from entering standby mode, select the Prevent System Sleep check box. To allow the computer to enter standby mode without a prompt, clear the check box.