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Beta 2 Releases of SecureCRT 8.0, SecureFX 8.0, and ClientPack 8.0 Now Available

The Beta 2 releases of SecureCRT 8.0, SecureFX 8.0, and VanDyke ClientPack 8.0 are now available for download.

SecureCRT 8.0 (beta) and SecureFX 8.0 (beta) feature:

  • An updated user interface for versions running on the Windows platform, including new themes, toolbar icons, and support for high-DPI monitors.
  • Improved smart card (PIV/CAC) support (Windows only).
  • Ability to generate and use ECDSA (RFC 5656) and Ed25519 keys.
  • X.509 v3 keys can be added to the SSH agent and public keys can be exported in OpenSSH format and from PKCS #11 (Windows only).
  • Host key fallback ensures that connections automatically fall back to the ssh-rsa algorithm if a connection attempt with ssh-dss fails.

Also new in SecureCRT 8.0 are:

  • Tab groups (Windows only) for easily comparing the output of two sessions and grouping related sessions in the same SecureCRT window.
  • Ability to assign colors to button icons so that they are easy to see and organize.
  • A Command window “Send characters immediately” mode that sends control characters and escape sequences to sessions as they are typed, allowing you to edit files with vi or nano, use CTRL+C to stop running commands, and perform tab completion.
  • Addition of TN3270 to SecureCRT’s extensive emulation support makes it easier to standardize on one terminal emulation application.

SecureFX 8.0 also features:

  • A built-in task scheduler (Windows only) for scheduling transfer and synchronize operations to run once, or on daily, weekly, or monthly intervals.

ClientPack 8.0 adds:

  • Support for ECDSA (RFC 5656), Ed25519, and PuTTY PPK keys.
  • Improved X.509 public-key authentication with support for algorithms specified in RFC 6187.
  • Ability to add X.509 v3 keys to the SSH agent (Windows only).

You can download any of the 8.0 beta releases from the beta download page.

Find out more about the 8.0 Beta releases:

Please see the history files for a complete list of changes:

We want to hear your feedback.  Send questions, requests, or bug reports to support@vandyke.com.

Beta 1 Releases of SecureCRT 8.0 and SecureFX 8.0 Now Available with Updated User Interface and Enhanced Smart Card Support

New Beta 1 releases of SecureCRT 8.0, SecureFX 8.0, and VanDyke ClientPack 8.0 are now available for download.

SecureCRT 8.0 (beta) and SecureFX 8.0 (beta) feature:

  • An updated user interface for versions running on the Windows platform, including new themes, toolbar icons, and support for high-DPI monitors
  • Improved smart card (PIV/CAC) support (Windows only)
  • Ability to generate and use ECDSA (RFC 5656) and Ed25519 keys
  • PuTTY PPK keys can be used for public-key authentication
  • 509 v3 keys can be added to the SSH agent and public keys can be exported in OpenSSH format and from PKCS #11 (Windows only)
  • Host key fallback ensures that connections automatically fall back to the ssh-rsa algorithm if a connection attempt with ssh-dss fails

Tab groups in SecureCRT 8.0 for Windows make it easy to compare the output of two sessions and group related sessions in the same SecureCRT window.  All versions of SecureCRT 8.0 improve the button bar with the ability to assign colors to button icons, so that they are easy to see and organize, and the option to position the button bar at the top or bottom of the application window.

The Command window is now more powerful with a “Send characters immediately” mode that sends control characters and escape sequences to sessions as they are typed, which means that you can now edit files with vi or nano, use CTRL+C to stop running commands, and perform tab completion.  The addition of TN3270 to SecureCRT’s extensive emulation support makes it easier to standardize on one terminal emulation application.

SecureFX 8.0 for Windows helps automate and save time with a task scheduler that allows transfer and synchronize operations to run once, or on daily, weekly, or monthly intervals.

ClientPack 8.0 adds support for ECDSA (RFC 5656), Ed25519, and PuTTY PPK keys.  On Windows, X.509 public-key authentication is improved with support for algorithms specified in RFC 6187.  Also new on Windows is the ability to add X.509 v3 keys to the SSH agent.

You can download any of the 8.0 beta releases from the beta download page.

Find out more about the 8.0 Beta releases:

Please see the history files for a complete list of changes:

We want to hear your feedback.  Send questions, requests, or bug reports to support@vandyke.com.

SecureCRT® for iPad 1.2 Adds Support for iOS 9 and Redpark Lightning Ethernet Cable

SecureCRT for iPad 1.2 adds support for iOS 9, including Slide Over and Split View and support for the Redpark Lightning Ethernet cable. This version also fixes some emulation and keyboard issues.

Learn more about SecureCRT for iPad and how to download from the Apple Store®.

For customers using SecureCRT for Windows, Mac, or Linux, we’ve created an FAQ on importing your existing sessions to SecureCRT for iPad.

SecureCRT for iPad is a go-anywhere, high-productivity remote access app, providing rock-solid terminal emulation for SSH2 and telnet protocols on your mobile device. SecureCRT offers advanced session management that lets you creates folders to organize sessions, and import sessions from SecureCRT on your desktop.

We want to hear your feedback.  Send questions, requests, or bug reports to support@vandyke.com.

VShell 4.2 (Official) Now Available with New VShell Monitor Options and Ability to Access Virtual Root Paths as Different User

The official release of VShell 4.2 is now available for download.

VShell 4.2 for Windows adds “Connect As” support that allows administrators to specify alternate credentials that will be used when accessing a virtual root path.

“Historically, it’s been difficult to successfully configure access to network resources when a file transfer client is using certificate-based (or public-key) authentication,” said Chris McElveny, VanDyke Software’s product director for VShell.  “This new feature can vastly simplify access to network resources while still enforcing the security best practice of password-less authentication.”

Also new in the Windows version is the ability to back up or copy the VShell configuration to another machine using the import/export tool directly from within the VShell Control Panel.  On all platforms, the ability to deny connections based on user name has been added.  VShell FTPS adds support for client certificate authentication, as well as the ability to configure SSL encryption and authentication options on a per listen address basis.  The VShell Monitor can now be run in the system tray, automatically start on administrator logon, optionally display connection notifications, and provide easy access to the VShell Control Panel and Help,

You can read more about the new capabilities in VShell 4.2 (Official) here:

VShell 4.2 (Official)

As always, you can download and evaluate these new features and more without charge for 30-days.

Download and evaluate the 4.2 official release today.

We want to hear your feedback. Send your questions, requests, or bug reports to support@vandyke.com.

For a complete list of changes, please see the history file:

VShell 4.2 (Official) History File

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