Rocket PASSPORT Windows XP SP3 Compatible Terminal Emulator
we are pleased to announce that its Rocket PASSPORT terminal emulator product suite has been tested and is fully compatible with Microsoft Windows XP SP3 release. Rocket PASSPORT provides access to IBM zSeries (3270), IBM iSeries (5250) and UNIX® (Telnet) host systems.
Organizations that use Windows XP and need to upgrade their existing terminal emulator should consider Rocket PASSPORT PC to Host® or Rocket PASSPORT Web to Host® as a potential replacement, especially since the Rocket PASSPORT subscription licensing program can significantly lower the cost and maintenance associated with host access.
Benefits in Upgrading to Windows XP SP3
Windows XP SP3 contains major security improvements designed to provide better protection against hackers, viruses, and worms. Windows XP SP3 also improves the manageability of the security features in Windows XP and provides more and better information to help users make decisions that may potentially affect their security and privacy. These enhancements include: protect your PC from harmful attachments, avoid potentially unsafe downloads, reduce annoying pop-ups, improve your privacy when you're on the Web, firewall protection from startup to shutdown, and many more.
- Protect your PC from harmful attachments – By alerting you to potentially unsafe attachments, Windows XP Service Pack 2 helps guard your computer from viruses that can spread through Internet Explorer, Outlook Express, and others.
- Avoid potentially unsafe downloads –The new Internet Explorer Information Bar and Internet Explorer download monitoring warn you about potentially unsafe downloads and give you the opportunity to block files that could be malicious.
- Reduce annoying pop-ups - The new Internet Explorer Pop-Up Blocker makes surfing the Internet more enjoyable by helping you reduce the unwanted ads and content that pop up when you're on the Web.
- Improve your privacy when you're on the Web – SP3 helps protect your private information by applying the security settings that guard your PC to the files and content downloaded using Internet Explorer.
- Firewall protection- The powerful, built-in Windows Firewall is now turned on by default. This protects Windows XP against viruses and worms that can spread over the Internet.
Rocket PASSPORT Terminal Emulator and Windows XP SP3 Testing
Rocket PASSPORT PC to Host® versions 2002-621 and greater, and Rocket PASSPORT Web to Host® versions 2002-1231 and greater have been fully tested for compatibility with SP3. Critical items that were tested include: installation, upgrade compatibility, different host connections, keyboards, hotspots, macros, file transfer and much more.
- Installation - Both clean and upgrade installs (from the previous version) were performed to make certain there are no DLL or system file conflicts.
- Upgrade Compatibility - Upgrading from a previous version was performed to ensure older configuration files, keyboards, macros, hotspots, etc. are compatible.
- Different Host Connections - All host connections including IBM zSeries (3270), IBM iSeries (5250) and UNIX® (Telnet) host systems were tested.
Because of the new enhanced security in Windows XP SP3, there are additional alerts that display when launching a Rocket PASSPORT session or the FTP client. These, however, are configurable options that can be turned off from the Internet Explorer settings or the new Windows Firewall option. For example,
- When using the Rocket PASSPORT FTP client to connect to a FTP Host, you will get prompted with an alert to block this program from accepting any incoming connections from the Internet or a network. This option can be configured to allow all FTP connections to go through next time from the Windows Firewall Setup.
- If you're starting a Rocket PASSPORT Web to Host® session for first time, you will also get an alert from the Internet Explorer Information Bar about allowing the downloading and installing of ActiveX Control before making a successful connection. The message appears as: The previous site might require the following ActiveX control: ‘Rocket PASSPORT Web to Host® for Internet Explorer'. Click here to install…
You can also reconfigure this option in Internet Explorer to allow all ActiveX to download.
Again, this option can also be turned off from the Internet Explorer settings to allow the Running of Active Content on the computer.
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About the Rocket PASSPORT Terminal Emulator
Rocket PASSPORT is a powerful terminal emulator suite that includes VT/100, TN3270, 5250, SCO ANSI and FTP clients. The package offers high quality, reliable terminal emulators that are fully compatible with Windows.
Rocket PASSPORT is also extremely cost effective. We provide a subscription based licensing program that can reduce your acquisition cost and maintenance cost significantly. This makes upgrading from another terminal emulator a very attractive proposition.
As one of the market's very first IP-based connectivity solutions, the mature, feature-rich package is an ideal replacement for other desktop-based terminal emulators. With its competitive pricing and licensing options, you can save 30% to 80% on the amount of money you would normally spend for terminal emulation software.
Rocket PASSPORT Terminal Emulator Quicktrial or Download Options
There are two ways to evaluate the Rocket PASSPORT terminal emulator: either download a copy of the software or do a Quicktrial of the Rocket PASSPORT Web to Host® application. With Quicktrial, there is no server installation, you simply download the client from our web server. This is a fast and easy way to look at the Rocket PASSPORT Web to Host® software. For those that want to install the Rocket PASSPORT Web to Host® software on their own web server, you can download the full working copy of the software and complete a full evaluation.
We have a long history of developing innovative host access solutions. We are a Microsoft Certified Solution Partner, Citrix Premier Alliance Partner, a member of IBM PartnerWorld for Developers, Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN), Cisco Enterprise Associates Program (EAP), and the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) TN3270E/TN5250E Working Group.
Complete Access to Everything You Need
Everything you need to fully evaluate Rocket PASSPORT as a potential replacement for your existing terminal emulator, or to use or support Rocket PASSPORT on an ongoing basis, can be found in this web site, including Technical Requirements, Quicktrial, Pricing, Free Trial Download, Documentation, Knowledge Base, FAQ and Technical Support.Organizations that use Windows XP and need to upgrade their existing terminal emulator should consider Rocket PASSPORT PC to Host® or Rocket PASSPORT Web to Host® as a potential replacement, especially since the Rocket PASSPORT subscription licensing program can significantly lower the cost and maintenance associated with host access. Rocket PASSPORT Windows XP SP3 Compatible Terminal Emulatorwe are pleased to announce that its Rocket PASSPORT terminal emulator product suite has been tested and is fully compatible with Microsoft Windows XP SP3 release. Rocket PASSPORT provides access to IBM zSeries (3270), IBM iSeries (5250) and UNIX® (Telnet) host systems.