According to a recent market study published by Growth Market Reports, titled, “Global Terminal Emulator Software Market by Type, by Application and by Region: Size, Share, Trends and Opportunity Analysis, 2015-2031”, the market was valued at USD 2,454.9 Million in 2022 and is expected to grow at a moderate growth rate of 4.1% by the year 2031.

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As per Growth Market Reports industry analyst Akash Vedpathak, “Global Terminal Emulator Software Market is anticipated to witness significant growth during the forecast period 2022-2031.

A terminal emulator, also referred to as a terminal application, is a computer program that emulates a video terminal within an alternative display architecture. As the modern workplace continues to evolve, the dependency on various software increases. One of the primary objectives behind implementing software is to automate difficult and repetitive tasks. System administrators frequently need to be able to access and modify legacy programs that are stored or installed on centralized computers known as mainframes, or to connect to a different system in order to automate activities. A terminal emulator software helps by allowing remote devices to connect to legacy systems. Terminal emulators that are kept updated with today's corporate needs allow staff to manage even the most complex activities.

Key factors that are anticipated to fuel the demand for the global Terminal Emulator Software market during the forecast period are Implementation of Terminal Emulator Improves Business Operations, Rise in Ransomware Underscores and Increasing need of centralizing IT resource. Conversely, Legacy System Compatibility Challenges and Security and Compliance Concerns hamper the market growth of the Terminal Emulator Software market. Activities Integration of Emerging Technologies creates opportunities in the market.

Value chain management is an essential part of any business. The value chain of terminal emulator software includes all of the processes and activities that occur between the creation of the software and its delivery and support to end-users. The value chain of the terminal emulator software market includes Research and Development, Production, Distribution, Licensing and activation, Customer support, and updates & upgrades.

The primary, as well as secondary research methodology, is used for keen observation and study about the Terminal Emulator Software market. The primary research methodology involves commercial agreements made with the primary respondents as well as consulting partners to extract critical information pertaining to the syndicated as well as consulting projects. Primary interviews conducted with the stakeholders across industry verticals on regular intervals in line with the ongoing studies and to keep ourselves abreast with the latest market trends & developments. Validation of the estimated market size, current and future trends done from the key opinion leaders (KOLs). These KOLs are the CXO level people from leading companies in the industry and possess the experience of around 10-20 years in the industry. On the other-hand the secondary research methodology involves exhaustive desk research undertaken to understand the prevailing market trends & dynamics, market competition, customer insights and other KPIs. Company websites, their SEC filings, annual reports, broker & financial reports and investor presentations are scanned for understanding the competitive scenario, details and developments, and the overall competitive landscape. Regional government and statistical databases analyzed for macro & micro analysis. Research publications and paid data are referred to obtain and validate the market estimations, budget, expenditure, and other statistical insights.

The coronavirus has significantly influenced the terminal emulator software market, causing both challenges and opportunities. The demand for terminal emulator solutions surged, as remote work became the norm, driven by the need for efficient access to mainframe and legacy systems. Organizations sought reliable tools to enable secure remote connections, facilitating seamless workflow continuation. Such increased adoption was evident in sectors heavily reliant on mainframes, such as finance and healthcare. The market also faced disruptions, due to supply chain constraints and economic uncertainties triggered by the pandemic. Some businesses deferred IT investments, impacting the overall growth of the terminal emulator software market. Despite these challenges, vendors adapted this software by emphasizing cloud-based solutions and enhancing security features to address the heightened concerns around data protection. The pandemic accelerated the integration of advanced technologies such as automation within terminal emulator software, as organizations aimed to streamline operations and reduce manual efforts. The increased reliance on virtual collaboration tools further supports the importance of robust terminal emulation for diverse industries.

Key Takeaways from the Study:

In terms of type, the Terminal Emulator Software market is divided into cloud based, web-based, and on-premise. The web-based segment is projected to expand at a significant CAGR during the forecast period, owing to factors such as enhanced security as well as increasing need in small & medium enterprises (SMEs) and large enterprises.

Based on application, the Terminal Emulator Software market is segmented into large enterprises and SMEs. The SMEs segment is projected to expand at a significant CAGR during the forecast period, owing to the rising adoption of cloud-based and web-based terminal emulator solutions as well as increasing penetration of small-to-medium size businesses across various regions, including the Asia Pacific and the Middle East & Africa.

On 10th September 2020, Rocket Software, Inc. introduced Rocket BlueZone Web for Zowe. This was the first commercial terminal emulator solution for Zowe, an open-source initiative within the Linux Foundation’s Open Mainframe Project (OMP), to provide terminal emulation for IBM Z servers from any browser-enabled device. It includes superior configuration options for macros and settings, enabling a familiar emulation environment.

On the basis of region, the global Terminal Emulator Software market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. Asia Pacific holds significant share of the market respectively in 2022 and is anticipated to expand at a significant CAGR during the forecast period, owing to increased demand for cybersecurity, rising digitization, and implementation of numerous government initiatives in the developing and developed countries, including India, China, Japan, and South-east Asia.

Report Scope:

Report Metric


Market Value in 2022

USD 2,454.9 Million

Market Growth Rate (from 2022 to 2031)


Historical Data


Base Year


Forecast Period

2023 - 2031

Units Considered

Value (USD Million)

Market Segments

By Type, By Application, and By Region.

Key Companies Profiled

IBM, Open Text Corporation. (Micro Focus), Rocket Software, Inc., Ivanti, Mobatek, iTerm2,, StayLinked Corporation, Turbosoft Pty Limited, VanDyke Software, Inc., KDE e.V. (Yakuake), and The GNOME Project

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Target Audience:

  • Supply-side: Small & Medium size organizations.

  • Demand Side: IT & Telecommunication industry, Developers & Programmers, and data engineers.