3 things web-based terminal emulators do better than Java

Java may have been a way to control data access across multiple devices in the past, but it's not as efficient now that web and device needs are more diverse. Moving away from outdated modes of terminal emulation and implementing something that will be easy to update in the future could help companies enable users for better data interaction.  As terminal needs and browser capabilities change, this could become required for better enterprise continuity.

Javascript-based solutions can easily be substituted for their less efficient, older counterparts and save user companies money and effort overall. Here are three aspects of terminal management that are more efficient when Java is taken out of the equation:

  • Browser Adaptability: While Mozilla is still planning to allow for Flash usage in upcoming versions of Firefox, other plugins, including Java, will be no longer compatible by the end of next year, according to PC World. Browser-based solutions that are geared for future updates make working around these kinds of schedules less awkward.
  • Long-term planning: Repurchasing, redownloading and reauthorizing can be redundant when multiplied across an entire workforce. Javascript-enhanced solutions collapse the experience of running and maintaining terminal access by getting rid of applets and other dead weight.
  • Security: An ongoing concern for Java is its security vulnerability. Even when patches and other fixes are made available quickly, the potential for disruption could make this software more trouble than its worth, especially when enterprises have large amounts of data to monitor.

Using the simpler, more straightforward web terminal options available, businesses can free themselves from the problems associated with Java and create a useful model to follow into the future.