Tubes is an advanced session management solution that allows users to connect securely to multiple mainframe applications from a single menu and navigate easily between them.
At the same time, Tubes provides systems administrators with powerful capabilities to monitor and control access to protect your business from internal and external security threats.
Organizations running multiple mainframe sessions face the challenge of improving user access without compromising on security. Tubes for z/VSE and z/VM helps you meet this challenge.
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 VT220 applications.
Once signed onto Tubes there is no need to log into individual applications, or re-enter security details.
Comprehensive in-built security
User access can be controlled with minimal administrator effort; this includes the ability to restrict individual system features and functions to specific users.
Extensive helpdesk and training functions
Comprehensive features to help you improve customer interaction include message broadcasting; an online demonstration capability; and a remote support feature.
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.
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.