SNAP-IX is the world's leading product for SNA and SNA/IP communications to mainframes and is deployed in 100,000s of installations worldwide. In particular, it supports Enterprise Extender connections, which are fast becoming the most popular way to support legacy SNA applications over an IP network.
SNAP-IX users benefit from
SNAP-IX has recently been enhanced to allow it to support legacy downstream SNA devices without a mainframe. The new Primary RUI feature allows users to develop UNIX applications that host legacy PU type 2 systems, such as ATMs.
SNAP-IX's high functional specification means that it can be used as a key component in many different networking solutions.
- Integrating an SNA network into an IP network using traditional solutions like TN3270 and client-server, or the more strategic Enterprise Extender
- Incorporating UNIX systems
into SNA/APPN networks using an SNA Gateway.
- Hosting local and web applications that
interact with legacy mainframe systems.
- Accessing traditional
mainframe applications using SNAP-IX's bundled applications,
including 3270, TN3270, 5250, RJE and NDM-A.
- The Primary RUI feature
allows you to write UNIX applications that emulate a mainframe, when
communicating with legacy downstream PU type 2 systems.
Metaswitch first started developing SNA products in 1983, and is now the world leading vendor of SNA and SNA/IP technology. Our products provide full feature pure SNA and all the major techniques for integrating SNA systems into evolving IP networks. We also provide engineering and consultancy services to customers, for example to add customer-specific functions to the products.
For more information about Metaswitch's SNA products for Sun's Solaris and other UNIX systems, contact
You can also read our white papers on SNA/IP Integration and Preserving Legacy Terminal Devices in Enhanced Networks.