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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

SmarTerm Office
SmarTerm Office 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: SmarTerm terminal emulation software provides the high-level security features to protect sensitive host data, including Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Secure Shell (SSH) encryption, and Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) and Secure copy (SCP) for secure file sharing. SmarTerm Office provides an enterprise-wide access to multiple hosts: IBM mainframe, AS/400 (iSeries), Unix, Digital VAX/OpenVMS, and Data General (DG). Also, the solution offers IBM 3270, IBM 5250, virtual terminals (VT), DG, Wyse, American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and Synchronous Connection-Oriented (SCO) ANSI emulation. Although SmarTerm Office is identical with SmarTerm Essential, SmarTerm Office provides emulation for more environments.
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 v20.6
Decision Date: 06/25/2020 at 12:10:36 UTC
Introduced By: SCCM
Vendor Name: Esker
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (06/25/2020 at 12:10:36 UTC).