Zephyr Announces Support for Microsoft App-V

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Zephyr is pleased to announce support for PASSPORT PC TO HOST® when deployed within Microsoft's application virtualization (App-V) environments.

As with other virtualization technologies, Microsoft's App-V can make applications, including the PASSPORT terminal emulator, readily available to every desktop in the enterprise. With centralized management and simplified application deployment features, the latest PASSPORT version can be rapidly deployed to every user in real-time, regardless of whether they are in the office, on the road, in a remote site, or holding a meeting at the local coffee shop.

Advantages of Using PASSPORT with App-V

PASSPORT PC TO HOST 2010, Zephyr's secure terminal emulation software for Windows 7, has been successfully tested with Microsoft's App-V 4.5 and 4.6, joining the growing list of other supported virtualization technologies, including Citrix XenApp and VMware, that are supported by Zephyr.

When virtualized with App-V, PASSPORT can be effectively deployed to hundreds or thousands of end-users within minutes. With our competitively priced license plans, easy migration paths and our extensive experience, organizations can quickly realize extravagant savings by simply replacing older terminal emulation packages such as Attachmate's EXTRA!, IBM Personal Communications or Micro Focus' Rumba.

About Microsoft App-V

Application virtualization (App-V) decouples applications from the Windows operating system and enables them to run as a network service. App-V's patented application virtualization, dynamic streaming delivery and centralized management technologies, make everything from deployment of upgrades to business continuity initiatives easier and faster with better agility. Highlights include:

Application virtualization - Enable Windows applications to run without the need to visit a desktop, laptop, or terminal server.

Dynamic streaming delivery - Applications are rapidly delivered, when needed, to laptops, desktops, and terminal servers. In most cases only a small percentage of the application is needed to launch the application.

Centralized, policy-based management - Virtual Application deployments, patches, updates, and terminations are more easily managed via policies, and administered through the App-V console or via your ESD system.

Simple and Very Cost Effective Licensing

An Enterprise License Plan from Zephyr provides organizations with the ability to install PASSPORT software on every desktop, laptop or server owned or managed by the organization, as well as those of external users that require remote access to the organization's mainframe. There are almost no restrictions on the number of PASSPORT users and Zephyr will not require any detailed license auditing, monitoring or record keeping of the distribution of PASSPORT. An ELP greatly simplifies software licensing in today's virtual environments like App-V.


PASSPORT offers advanced terminal emulation and file transfer for Microsoft Windows operating systems, including Windows 7. Both desktop and browser-based versions of PASSPORT are available and feature robust APIs for screen-based legacy integration, as well as VBScript to develop productivity-enhancing macros. Secure TN3270E, TN5250E, VT, SCO ANSI, Wyse and FTP clients are included in the PASSPORT PC TO HOST and PASSPORT WEB TO HOST terminal emulation suites using SSL and SSH security.



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