Windows Vista Certified PASSPORT PC TO HOST is Now Available

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Microsoft Windows Vista certification, extensive new security, enhanced FTP file transfer and expanded UNIX terminal emulation are highlights of this major release.

The best gets even better. Introducing PASSPORT PC TO HOST® 2007, Zephyr's state-of-the-art terminal emulation and file transfer for Microsoft Windows Vista®.

With its Microsoft Windows Vista design and certification, a broad range of new security options, expanded FTP file transfer, enhanced terminal emulation, greater Attachmate EXTRA!® compatibility and more, Zephyr recommends that all PASSPORT PC TO HOST users upgrade to this major new release.

New Terminal Emulation

  • VT420 terminal emulation

Microsoft SSL Security
PASSPORT PC TO HOST now uses the royalty-free Microsoft Secure Channel (SChannel) security package for SSL security. For no additional charge, each PASSPORT session now has the option of securely connecting to a TN3270, TN5250 or VT host using SSL.

The PASSPORT FTP Client now features SSL (FTPS) and SSH (SFTP) security.

FTPS provides a secure file transfer through the use of the SSL layer, found below the standard FTP protocol, and encrypts the control and/or data channels. PASSPORT FTP implements FTPS according to IETF RFC 4217 Securing FTP with TLS. The PASSPORT FTP Client connects to a standard FTP server port 21 and begins an unencrypted FTP session as it normally would, then requests that SSL security be used through the AUTH TLS command and performs the necessary SSL handshaking.

File Transfer Enhancements

  • Both FTP over SSL (FTPS) and FTP with SSH (SFTP) can configured for transferring a list of files using the Transfer->Send and Transfer->Receive menu commands
  • Ability to configure and save file transfer schemes for both IBM 3270 IND$FILE and FTP file transfer
  • Ability to configure custom IBM 3270 IND$FILE parameters for specific VM, TSO and CICS options

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About Zephyr Development Corporation
Zephyr Development Corporation is a highly respected developer of advanced terminal emulation and host integration solutions for Microsoft Windows. Founded in 1985, the full service, web-based company offers desktop and browser-based terminal emulation, as well as client and server-based host integration software, allowing organizations to access IBM mainframe (3270), AS/400 (5250) and UNIX (VT, SCO ANSI and Wyse) applications from a Microsoft Windows desktop or server platform.

Zephyr has an impressive client list that includes many notable U.S. and international firms and organizations, including Banco BPI, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Canon, Cessna, Daimler Chrysler, Hormel, Hugo Boss, Huntington Banks, LBBW, Nationwide Insurance, Otis Elevator, Progressive Insurance, Saks, State of California, United Space Alliance (NASA) and many others. Headquartered in Houston, Texas with offices and distributors in the UK, Germany and South Africa, Zephyr is a Microsoft Certified Solution Partner, a member of the Microsoft Developer Network, an IBM Partner in Development, a Cisco Enterprise Associate, a Citrix Premier Partner and a developer in good standing with many third party software companies.


Zephyr, PASSPORT PC TO HOST and PASSPORT WEB TO HOST are trademarks of Zephyr Development Corporation. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and Windows Server are registered trademarks of Microsoft. All other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners.

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