Web-to-host is a relatively simple approach that insurers often overlook as they scramble to build a Web presence for internal, business-to-business, and public-facing applications.However, many companies now realize that by adding browser access to existing back-end applications, they can quickly and adequately Web-enable mainframe and midrange applications.

Under this scenario, datastreams from mainframe and mid-range systems are captured and presented in a graphical format, with function keys and menus converted to buttons.

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