Extra! Strength
Host Access

Specially formulated for IT pain relief!

As your IT infrastructure grows more complex, it gets harder to meet the diverse demands of your scattered host application users. Luckily, Extra! terminal emulation solutions provide the robust security, productivity tools, and emerging-technology support you need to get the job done.

At a Glance

Connect people to data

Connect Windows users to the data they need on IBM, UNIX, Linux, OpenVMS, and HP NonStop/Tandem hosts. Simplify the connection process with intuitive features and rich functionality.

Make secure connections

Safeguard host data, thwart network threats, and fulfill internal and external security requirements. Integrated, multilayered security options make it all possible.

Boost user productivity

Help users work more effectively. Build custom workflows and front—ends. Implement Microsoft Office productivity features to save keystrokes and improve accuracy. Your users will thank you for it.

Adapt with ease

Work with older technologies, or with the latest and greatest—including the hottest versions of Office and Windows. No more scrambling to adapt when things change.

"Our 'super users' (developers and system administrators) are already using these new features. Several have talked about the integration with the Microsoft Office Suite and are fascinated by how it works."

Dr. Tiko Iyamu
IT Architect - CIO Office
Old Mutual Bank

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Protect data in motion

Every time data moves across the network, there's risk involved. Minimize the risk with a secure FTP client that uses SSL/TLS, SSH, and Kerberos; FIPS 140-2-validated SSH cryptography; and a FIPS-mode Group Policy setting. This high level of security helps you comply with stringent security mandates.

Put Microsoft Office productivity features to work

Make host apps as easy to use as Office apps. Users will work faster and more accurately with AutoComplete, AutoExpand, Spell Check, Scratch Pad, Recent Typing, and Screen History.

From within an emulation session, users can launch Office applications such as Outlook—without having to toggle back and forth between screens.

Work smarter, not harder

Use the Custom Installation Wizard to completely personalize Extra! before deployment. Use Group Policy to centrally manage settings files. Other Windows administration features—including Microsoft Installer, Active Directory, and roaming user profiles—are all there to make your job easier.

Maximize IT investments

Move forward without changing everything. Extra! supports a mix of existing and emerging technologies, including Windows 8 Pro, Windows 7, Active Directory, Group Policy, and Microsoft App-V; VMware; Citrix XenApp; and IPv6 and 64-bit computing.

Product Editions

Extra! X-treme

A Windows-based terminal emulator that connects users to IBM, UNIX, and Linux hosts.

Extra! 6530 Client Option

A Windows-based terminal emulator that works with Extra! X-treme to connect users to HP NonStop/Tandem systems.


Analyst paper

Aberdeen Group Report—Extending Application Access With a Single Emulation Solution: A Case in Point

The mainframe might be old school, but it’s not going anywhere. A new case study from the Aberdeen Group reveals how standardizing on a single modern terminal emulator helped a large global financial institution deliver modern services on mature technology.

Tech spec

Extend the Limits of Your Emulation

EXTRA!® 6530 Client Option terminal emulation software works with EXTRA! X-treme™ to connect Windows users to HP NonStop/Tandem systems. Integrated with Microsoft Office, this productivity-focused emulator allows users to automate routine tasks, eliminate redundant keystrokes, and simplify complex functions—all within a familiar Microsoft interface. What’s more, it offers robust security with enhanced support for SSL data encryption. With EXTRA!, you can extend your ability to seamlessly integrate data between host and Windows applications.


Get the Most Out of Your Mainframe

EXTRA!® X-treme™ terminal emulation software securely connects Microsoft Windows users to IBM System z (Mainframe), IBM System i (AS/400), and UNIX systems. With more powerful customization and automation tools, bolstered SSH security, and integration with the latest platforms and technologies, EXTRA! X-treme provides the advanced security and flexibility you need to get the most from your mainframe applications.

Customer story
Tech spec

Reflection for IBM 14.1

Reflection for IBM is terminal emulation software that connects Windows users to applications on IBM mainframe and AS/400 systems. Built to safeguard data, boost user productivity, and simplify desktop management, Reflection easily meets all your host access needs.


Standardize Your Terminal Emulation with a Proven Methodology

Are you thinking about standardizing on one terminal emulator, but are concerned about disruption, workload, and complexity? If so, watch this video to learn a field-tested method for finding, analyzing, deduping, converting, and consolidating your existing emulation files—straight from the experts at Attachmate Consulting Services.


X-treme Productivity

With the new productivity features in EXTRA! X-treme, users can save valuable keystrokes-and reduce errors