This release of Verastream® Host Integrator provides several new features, as well as enhancements to existing features.
If you are upgrading to version 6.5, see Upgrading from Host Integrator 6.0 to 6.5 and visit the Attachmate support site for more details.
Verastream Host Integrator now includes a JCA (Java EE Connector Architecture) Resource Adapter for Java EE applications and components to connect to Enterprise Information Systems (EIS) such as WebSphere or WebLogic.
This offers better performance, security, and ease of use than having Java EE components contact the EIS directly. With the JCA Resource Adapter, the Java EE server can manage life cycle and resources through a common administrative model. Verastream Web Builder supports Enterprise Java Bean projects to generate EJBs that use the JCA Resource Adapter.
The Verastream®Interface for BizTalk® Server, previously available as a separate product, is now integrated into the Host Integrator Development and Server Kits. Use the Host Integrator BizTalk Interface to link Microsoft BizTalk projects to data and logic residing in IBM Mainframe, AS/400, HP, and VT hosts. You can design and execute BizTalk Orchestrations that access host applications without leaving the BizTalk environment.
You can install the Host Integrator server on Windows platforms, Sun Solaris (SPARC), Red Hat and SuSE Linux platforms, and AIX. See installation requirements for more information.
The Design Tool now provides greater flexibility in component definitions with extensive support for regular expressions. You can use regular expressions when defining a pattern for screen recognition, normalizing or "scrubbing" attribute values, determining recordset termination, filtering out records, or defining a condition.
Verastream Host Integrator supports secure connections between the Host Integrator Server and the host. You can configure a model to use Telnet SSL with IBM hosts for encryption and use public key and private key authentication as required by the host.
Additional national character set support has been added for IBM terminal models. Cyrillic, Eastern European, Greek, Thai, and Turkish character sets have been added for 3270 and 5250 models, and Baltic has been added for 3270 models. There is also support for adding customized character sets.