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OpenText™ HostExplorer™ 15

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Fast, secure access from Windows, Citrix desktop or web browser to IBM mainframes, UNIX/Linux & other enterprise hosts.

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Compatible with

  • Citrix Receiver for Windows
  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service
  • XenApp 7.0
  • XenApp 7.1
  • XenApp 7.16
  • XenApp 7.5
  • XenApp 7.6
  • XenDesktop 7.16


  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service (XenApp & XenDesktop service)
  • Citrix Virtual Desktops (XenDesktop)
  • Citrix Workspace app (Receiver)
  • Citrix Virtual Apps (XenApp)

Product Details

OpenText HostExplorer is a fast, modern, secure, and reliable terminal emulator for your legacy enterprise hosts, including IBM iSeries, zSeries, UNIX and Linux systems. HostExplorer is certified for Windows 7 and 8, and is Citrix Ready™ for Citrix Virtual Apps, formerly XenApp environments. Terminal sessions can be deployed to a website, providing browser-based access to highly customized emulation environments.

OpenText HostExplorer provides fully customizable IBM mainframe or UNIX terminal emulation from your Windows or Citrix environment, providing:

  • Secure access to your legacy systems from modern Windows environments
  • Migration from desktop to web–based access solutions
  • Support for local and global users as well as external business partners through the web or Citrix environments
  • Safe transmission of sensitive data across open networks


Features & benefits of OpenText HostExplorer include:

  • Integrated web-to-host: Migrate to web-based solution without risks or additional training.
  • Security: Support for common protocols including SSH2, SSL and Kerberos. Smart card certificates for RSA public key authentication to UNIX/Linux servers.
  • Protocol and compliance: Compliant with TN3270E, TN5250E and VT. Support for FIPS compliant ciphers.
  • Migration and macro conversion: Easily switch from Attachmate Extra!, Micro Focus Rumba and IBM PComm.
  • Certified for Microsoft Windows 7, 8 and 10

OpenText HostExplorer is subject to US Export restrictions; please contact our sales team for the latest information.