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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

Reflection Desktop
Reflection Desktop Technology

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Technologies must be operated and maintained in accordance with Federal and Department security and privacy policies and guidelines. More information on the proper use of the TRM can be found on the TRM Proper Use Tab/Section.

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Description: Reflection Desktop is terminal emulation software. It connects users to International Business Machines (IBM), UNIX, Linux, Open Virtual Memory System (OpenVMS), and Hewlett Packard (HP) applications from their desktops.

This product supports Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA-256) encryption and authentication technologies, and it includes a Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS 140-2) validated cryptographic module as well as enhanced support for public key infrastructure (PKI).

There are two different editions of this technology: Reflection Desktop and Reflection Desktop Pro. This entry covers both editions.

This entry covers the Desktop Edition of this technology and not any mobile versions. Please note that the implementation of mobile technology applications that operate on Mobile Operating Systems must be reviewed and approved by the Mobile Technology and Endpoint Security Engineering Team:
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v23.1
Decision Date: 01/31/2023 at 03:11:06 UTC
Aliases: Terminal Emulator, Reflection 2014, Attachmate Reflection Desktop, Reflection Desktop Pro, Micro Focus Reflection Desktop Pro
Introduced By: Extended Tool List (ETL)
Vendor Name: Micro Focus
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (01/31/2023 at 03:11:06 UTC).