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Synapta boosts direct access to applications on IBM Transaction Server 2.2

Attachmate Corporation, 20-year veterans of connecting users with critical enterprise data today announced the latest release of Synapta™ Services Builder for CICS 3270 Bridge. The new tool gives developers direct access to 3270 applications residing in multiple CICS® regions, via IBM® Transaction Server v1.3 or v2.2. This is crucial for building new, re-useable services that align with enterprises driving toward a service-oriented architecture. Synapta’s lightweight, programmatic approach to session and state management significantly reduces development time and CPU load.

“More customers are looking to eliminate n-tier architectures by focusing on the processing power of the mainframe,” said Markus Nitschke, vice president, corporate marketing, Attachmate. “Our Synapta solution is ideal for customers who want the speed and safety of having the software reside directly on the mainframe platform—with the open approach of SOA to ensure seamless integration. Attachmate knows and understands the mainframe environment thoroughly, so customers benefit from our expertise in this area.”

A native, mainframe-resident adapter that runs in the CICS Transaction Server for rapid processing of CICS applications, version 2.0 of Synapta leverages the capabilities offered by the IBM Transaction Server v2.2 in the 3270 environment, supporting multiple region operations (MRO) and terminal ID management for a higher level of performance. In addition, Synapta Services Builder for CICS 3270 Bridge supports CICS Transaction Server 2.2+, a mechanism of CICS integration known as the ‘linkable bridge.’

“Synapta meets our customers’ requirements for simplifying very complex processes—the product installs with no modifications to the CICS 3270 application,” continued Nitschke. “Centralized Web-based management and control is another strong feature in Synapta Services Builder for CICS 3270 Bridge. Additionally, we’ve built-in flexibility by enabling the CICS interaction (through the IBM LInk3270 Bridge) in any way the corresponding CICS application demands.”

Synapta Services Builder for CICS 3270 Bridge integrates into the Microsoft® Windows®, Java®, and Microsoft .NET interfaces. Synapta features a data-driven Resource Adaptor and a Stateful EJB to be used when integrating the CICS 3270 Bridge into J2EE Application Server environments.

Attachmate Synapta is a family of host integration products that service-enable the host to convert data and logic into reusable services for use in new application development. For more information, go to

About Attachmate
One of the world’s largest privately held software companies, Attachmate Corporation helps organizations take advantage of service-oriented architecture as a platform for the user-organized enterprise—delivering solutions that overcome infrastructure and technology barriers to meeting user demands. From composite applications to efficient user interfaces, Attachmate® technology helps Fortune 500/Global 2000 companies and government agencies service-enable disparate systems while safeguarding existing business logic. Partnerships include: Unisys®, Sun® iForce, BEA®, and Microsoft® Gold Certified Partner. More information is available at or call European headquarters in Wokingham on 0118 912 4117.

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