We are Hostbridge

IBM mainframes drive global commerce. With HostBridge, they can fully participate in the API economy as the most powerful server in the cloud-era

Our Story

HostBridge Technology was founded in 2000 to develop and deliver software products for integrating existing and emerging technologies within large organizations – without resorting to screen-scraping.
The company’s founders brought into the company a legacy of pioneering integration technology innovations, including bringing the first web-to-host (W2H) product to market in 1995 at Teubner and Associates (now Esker, Inc.).

Many enterprises rely on IBM mainframe applications, and we know first-hand the difficulties they face when implementing integration solutions. We developed HostBridge to make CICS integration easy.

  • CICS systems administrators can install HostBridge in less than an hour.

  • Web developers access CICS using industry standards like HTTP and XML.

  • CICS application developers do not have to make any changes to the CICS applications.

Our Mission & Vision

Many enterprises rely on IBM mainframe applications, and we know first-hand the difficulties they face when implementing integration solutions. We developed HostBridge to make CICS integration easy.

  • Understand what real customers do with real CICS applications

  • Exploit the best of what CICS TS has to offer natively

  • Keep pace with emerging web and other integration technologies

  • Adhere to relevant industry standards – HTTP, XML, SOAP, REST, etc

  • Retain our obsession with high-fidelity integration

Open Scalable Architecture

Allows our products to rapidly adapt to changes and support new technologies and protocols. HostBridge products have become a single platform through which large organizations can easily access their valuable corporate data and enable business transactions using their existing computing infrastructure.

Our Customers

Our Products

Our Products

HostBridge “makes CICS integration real” (a verbatim quote from an executive at a partner company). HostBridge products exploit the best of what CICS natively offers and runs under CICS on the mainframe, where it can fully utilize the interfaces and mechanisms within CICS.

Our Company

Our Company

It’s in our corporate DNA to do the hard stuff. With CICS integration, we’re often dealing with decades-old applications and code, written by long-departed programmers.
Yet these applications are critical to business operations. We understand this and get in the trenches with you, roll up our sleeves, and get the job done right.

Our Customers

Our Customers

The HostBridge solution set is what it is because our product direction and development efforts are guided by customers’ CICS integration needs and challenges. Tomorrow’s HostBridge solution set is evolving now based on what we hear today from you.

Our Company

Russ Teubner

CEO & Co-Founder

For over four decades, Teubner has applied his creative energies to solving difficult problems associated with integrating large-scale IBM systems and various emerging technologies. He has done pioneering work in the integration of IBM mainframes and applications with UNIX systems, TCP/IP networks, facsimile transmission networks, the World Wide Web, and service oriented architectures. Teubner has been a contributing author to various technical publications, and is the co-author of US Patent No. 6,981,257 pertaining to XML enablement of CICS applications and other patents pending. He has forged a strategic business partnership with IBM, and enjoys a long-standing relationship the IBM Hursley Lab, home of CICS development. As Chairman of the Board of Southwest Bancorp, Inc., Teubner was instrumental in that company’s acquisition by Simmons First National Corporation, which completed in October 2017. He now serves on the Board of Directors for Simmons.

Scott Glenn

CTO & Co-Founder

Glenn uses his broad understanding of enterprise software to maintain the architecture and strategic vision for HostBridge. As one of HostBridge Technology’s founders, Glenn is the original designer and author of HostBridge’s patented approach to CICS integration. With a background in both mainframe and middle-tier software development, he ensures HostBridge meets the needs of those who install and maintain HostBridge and those who use the XML output for integration. While at Teubner and Associates, Glenn was the lead developer for Corridor, the first commercial web-to-host gateway. In 2000, he joined Tonic Software as the lead architect where he led the design and development of the Tonic product line.

Bill Hinton

CFO

Hinton directs all financial, administrative, and legal projects for the company. His 40 years of experience in corporate finance, Hinton ensures the company’s financial stability. Prior to joining HostBridge, Hinton spent eight years as CFO for Teubner and Associates and Esker, Inc. He left Esker to form his own company to address the needs of small companies needing CFO services. Before joining Teubner and Associates, he was the director of finance for Royal International Optical for two years and worked for Price Waterhouse in Dallas for thirteen years.

James Alexander

Director of Technical Services

Alexander represents over three decades of experience in mainframe systems programming and managing large IT organizations. He is currently responsible for IT services and HostBridge product support. Prior to joining HostBridge, Alexander was head of information technology services for Oklahoma State University where he set direction for IT services — including network operations — and oversaw integration of disparate technologies into uniform business solutions.

Ferrel Johnson

Director of Business Development

Johnson is a seasoned account executive with over 20 years of experience working with large enterprises helping solve the difficult problems associated with integrating legacy systems with technologies that have emerged or evolved more recently. Prior to joining HostBridge, Johnson spent 15 years working in direct and channel sales for Teubner & Associates and Esker Inc.

Jerry Rackley

Director of Marketing

Rackley has over 30 years of experience in corporate, B-to-B technology marketing. In 2000, he helped launch the company and recently rejoined the HostBridge team. He is the author of Marketing Analytics Roadmap: Methods, Metrics, and Tools and he also serves as an adjunct marketing faculty member in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University.

Marsha Forbes

Operations Manager

Forbes has been bringing order to chaos at HostBridge since 2006, serving as the company’s operations manager and executive assistant to the CEO.

We want to help

Dedicated specialist

We listen carefully to your specific growth goals, and execute the right strategy to help you meet them.

Hands on Team

Our experienced team offers hands-on support including scheduled training sessions, performance monitoring and regular check-ins.

Get you Going

Hostbridge reduces unnecessary cost and complexity associated with manual processes and multiple vendors