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Tectia

Component Terminology

The following terms are used throughout the documentation.

client computer

The computer from which the Secure Shell connection is initiated.

Connection Broker

The Connection Broker is a component included in Tectia Client, Tectia ConnectSecure, and Tectia MFT Events as well as in the Tectia Server for IBM z/OS client tools. Connection Broker handles all cryptographic operations and authentication-related tasks.

event

An event is a scheduled file transfer or command action pre-configured in the Tectia MFT Events configuration. Events are run automatically according to the defined triggers and conditions.

file transfer GUI

Tectia Client and ConnectSecure include a separate graphical user interface (GUI) for handling and performing file tranfers interactively.

host key pair

A public-key pair used to identify a Secure Shell server. The private key file is accessible only to the server. The public key file is distributed to users connecting to the server.

remote host

Refers to the other party of the connection, client computer or server computer, depending on the viewpoint.

Secure Shell client

A client-side application that uses the Secure Shell version 2 protocol, for example sshg3, sftpg3, or scpg3 of Tectia Client.

Secure Shell server

A server-side application that uses the Secure Shell version 2 protocol.

server computer

The computer on which the Secure Shell service is running and to which the Secure Shell client connects.

SFTP server

A server-side application that provides a secure file transfer service as a subsystem of the Secure Shell server.

Tectia Client

A software component installed on a workstation. Tectia Client provides secure interactive file transfer and terminal client functionality for remote users and system administrators to access and manage servers running Tectia Server or other applications using the Secure Shell protocol. It also supports (non-transparent) static tunneling.

Tectia client/server solution

The Tectia client/server solution consists of Tectia Client, Tectia ConnectSecure, Tectia Server, and Tectia Server for IBM z/OS.

Tectia Connections Configuration interface

Tectia Client, ConnectSecure, and Events have a user interface for configuring the connection settings to remote servers.

Tectia ConnectSecure

A software component installed on a server host, but it acts as a Secure Shell client. Tectia ConnectSecure is designed for FTP replacement and it provides FTP-SFTP conversion, transparent FTP tunneling, transparent TCP tunneling, and enhanced file transfer services. Tectia ConnectSecure is capable of connecting to any standard Secure Shell server.

Tectia MFT Events

A software component typically installed on a server host. Tectia MFT Events is designed for automating file transfer and command events and for viewing their performance. The events can be created and maintained via the Tectia MFT Events administration interface. Tectia MFT Events is capable of connecting to any standard Secure Shell server.

Tectia SFTP API

Tectia ConnectSecure includes separate application programming interfaces (API) for C and Java. The APIs can be used by developers who develop secure file transfer applications or integrate Tectia products into other systems.

Tectia Server

Tectia Server is a server-side component where Secure Shell clients connect to. There are three versions of the Tectia Server product available: Tectia Server for Linux, Unix and Windows platforms, Tectia Server for Linux on IBM System z, and Tectia Server for IBM z/OS.

Tectia Server for IBM z/OS

Tectia Server for IBM z/OS provides normal Secure Shell connections and supports the enhanced file transfer (EFT) features and transparent TCP tunneling on IBM mainframes.

Tectia Server for Linux on IBM System z

Tectia Server for Linux on IBM System z provides Secure Shell connections on Linux running on IBM System z platforms.

transparent FTP tunneling

An FTP connection transparently encrypted and secured by a Secure Shell tunnel.

transparent TCP tunneling

A TCP application connection transparently encrypted and secured by a Secure Shell tunnel.

tunneled application

A TCP application secured by a Secure Shell connection.

user key pair

A public-key pair used to identify a Secure Shell user. The private key file is accessible only to the user. The public key file is copied to the servers the user wants to connect to.

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