Tubes for z/OS is an advanced mainframe session manager that provides fast and secure access to your business applications from any location, on any device.
Your users expect fast access to enterprise applications You also need increased security to protect your organization from cyber threats.
Tubes improves the user experience by allowing users to connect securely to multiple mainframe sessions, as well as IBM i and UNIX applications, from a single menu, using a browser, Eclipse framework or 3270 interface. At the same time, Tubes provides system administrators with powerful capabilities to monitor and control user access.
Browser access delivers instant web enablement of your mainframe and IBM i applications and removes the need for 3270 emulation software, offering the potential for significant cost savings. Additionally, users can enjoy the flexibility of working with mainframe and IBM i applications from virtually anywhere as they are no longer tied to a computer running a terminal emulator.
Concurrent multi-session support
Users can save time and effort by switching seamlessly between applications running on any IBM mainframe operating system anywhere on your network, together with any IBM i and UNIX applications.
Once signed onto Tubes there is no need to log into individual applications, or re-enter security details.
Instant web enablement
Any 3270, UNIX VT220 or IBM i 5250 session accessed through the Tubes browser interface is automatically web enabled and optimized for touchscreen and mouse.
Managing access to applications and features requires minimal administrator effort. Users can be authenticated using internal Tubes security or external products such as RACF. Additionally, multi-factor authentication (MFA) support enables you to apply additional security without updating your enterprise applications.
Dynamic menu creation
Menus are personalized so that each user sees only those applications they are authorized to access.
It is easy for authorized personnel to add, update and delete users and applications; you can also allow end users to tailor their own working environment.
Mass updates to applications and user profiles can be run automatically to reduce administrative overheads.
Network Data Minimizer
Inbound and outbound data streams are compressed to increase network throughput and avoid bottlenecks.
Information from different sessions can be combined and displayed on a single screen, in effect creating a new application without any development overhead.
Monitoring and reporting
An integrated performance dashboard helps you to improve service levels by monitoring and analyzing key metrics such as response times and user activity. Tubes also enables real-time management reporting through Splunk, and supports all leading business intelligence tools.
Eclipse, browser and 3270 access
A range of interfaces meet the needs of every user, from mobile and office-based workers through to development and operations personnel.