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8.0.1 Maintenance Releases of SecureCRT, SecureFX, and ClientPack Now Available

Maintenance releases of SecureCRT 8.0.1, SecureFX 8.0.1, and VanDyke ClientPack 8.0.1 were released today to address issues found in the 8.0 releases. You can download the new releases from the official download page.

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

Here’s what one customer had to say about SecureCRT 8.0:

“I use SecureCRT daily and love it.  The Command window’s “Send to all tabs” and “Send characters immediately” options simplify my process and save me time when I run the same commands to many devices at once.  Before “Send characters immediately” was added, I would have to figure out the commands and then type them into the Command window. Sending immediately helps remove that step, again, saving me time.”—Scott Fella, Network Engineer

New for both SecureCRT 8.0.x and SecureFX 8.0.x:

  • An updated user interface (Windows only) with new display 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
  • 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

New for SecureCRT 8.0.x:

  • Tab groups (Windows only) make it easy to compare the output of two sessions and group related sessions in the same SecureCRT window.
  • Improved button bar with ability to assign colors to button icons so that they are easy 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 — you can now edit files with vi or nano, use CTRL+C to stop running commands, and perform tab completion.

New Versions of SecureCRT and SecureFX Focus on Improving Productivity

Official releases of SecureCRT 8.0 and SecureFX 8.0 are now available with an updated user interface and enhanced smart card support.  ClientPack 8.0 adds new public-key authentication options.

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SecureCRT 8.0 for Windows with three tab groups and the new VS2013 Dark theme.

 

New for both SecureCRT 8.0 (Official) and SecureFX 8.0 (Official):

  • An updated user interface (Windows only) with new display 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

New for SecureCRT 8.0:

  • Tab groups (Windows only) make it easy to compare the output of two sessions and group related sessions in the same SecureCRT window.
  • Improved button bar with ability to assign colors to button icons so that they are easy 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 — 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.

New for SecureFX 8.0:

  • Automate and save time with the task scheduler (Windows only). You can set transfer and synchronize operations to run once, or on daily, weekly, or monthly intervals.

New for ClientPack 8.0:

  • ClientPack 8.0 adds support for ECDSA (RFC 5656), Ed25519, and PuTTY PPK keys.
  • X.509 public-key authentication is improved with support for algorithms specified in RFC 6187 (Windows only). 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 Official releases from the Official download page.

Find out more about the 8.0 Official 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 5 for SecureCRT, SecureFX, and ClientPack 8.0 Now Available – Release Candidates for 8.0 Official

The Beta 5 releases of SecureCRT 8.0, SecureFX 8.0, and VanDyke ClientPack 8.0 are now available for download.

Beta 5 is the release candidate for the 8.0 Official release.

You still have time to send us your feedback and requests before the official release.  Send questions, requests, or bug reports to support@vandyke.com.

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.
  • 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.

SecureCRT 8.0 adds:

  • 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:

VShell 4.2.1 (Official) Maintenance Release Now Available

The official release of VShell 4.2.1 is now available for download.

VShell 4.2.1 for Windows adds “Connect As” support that allows administrators to specify alternate credentials that will be used when accessing a virtual root path. Also on Windows, a new import/export tool in the VShell Control Panel makes it easy to back up or copy the VShell configuration from one machine to machine another. On all platforms, connections can be denied based on user name. 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 4.2.1 (Official)

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

Download and evaluate the 4.2.1 official release today.

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

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

VShell 4.2.1 (Official) History File

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