PowerTerm is a server-based, fully featured, on demand, web-based software solution for controlling, managing, monitoring and alerting on servers as well as supporting application and network functionality. The company’s mission is to partner corporations in creating solutions that will enhance business efficiency while reducing overhead. Customers benefit with reduced costs, more time available per hour of computing, simplified reporting for both internal and external users, increased productivity, better information security and a more dynamic control grid. In short, PowerTerm is designed to make your IT operations more efficient and economical.
With its server-based solution, PowerTerm provides an easy-to-use, affordable and secure access method to multiple on-demand application access applications. For example, a company’s entire billing system can be accessed through a secure application access application which is installed on the company’s servers. There are multiple security levels provided through this easy to deploy software solution. Security can be adjusted per application as needed.
Many companies operating their own ERP solution have been unable to deploy their applications across multiple locations because of costly software license costs or other hardware limitations. The company’s entire system can be controlled remotely through a secure connection to a PowerTerm server-based console, which is highly cost-effective for an on demand application access solution. This solution also offers guaranteed secure connection to legacy host systems.
Additionally, an on-demand system implemented with PowerTerm can be emulated from a remote hosted terminal. A host terminal can be defined as a software emulator or virtual terminal. The majority of hosting terminals are virtual, which allows them to emulate many popular brands of hardware including Hewlett Packard, IBM and Microsoft. These types of terminals are very affordable for companies looking for a cost-effective, on demand application access method. The majority of hosting terminals are supported on Windows-based platforms.
An OEM or open-source solution is another way to get started with a virtual terminal. Owing to their greater flexibility, many developers choose to implement a VDI (Virtual Dedicated Server) solution over a VDI (Wallet Data Interface) terminal. A VDI is a gateway that connects a virtual computer to the host server (endpoint device). Because there are no restrictions on which application programs can be run from the VDI, many companies find that VDI’s provide better results. However, because a VDI is emulated from a remote hosted terminal, users need to be sure that they can login to the VDI and use it in a host-based manner.
Another solution used to provide secure access is a software-defined endpoints solution. Through this solution, users can configure any number of endpoints to connect and run their preferred applications. Users can be assigned permissions based on role-based design, unique IP addresses, or even based on the type of terminal they own. A typical software defined endpoints setup will include a private network, public network, and one or more internal servers for storing, running, and serving terminal clients.
Many companies find that virtual terminals that are software-defined endpoints are preferable to legacy hosts for several reasons. Legacy applications and servers often have security vulnerabilities that a software-defined solution cannot guarantee. Also, it is usually faster and easier to implement than a legacy host system, particularly when multiple user groups utilize the same terminal. Most users also prefer the ability to create multiple groups, each with their own administrative password and login information.
The advantages of choosing a powerterm terminal over a legacy host systems often boil down to cost. Virtual terminals are less expensive than legacy host systems. They are easier to implement, faster, and more flexible than legacy applications.