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SecureCRT Named as Must-Have App for Windows Power Users

On CIO.com, Paul Mah included SecureCRT 8.0 as one of 12 apps Windows power users must have.

He wrote:

If you are looking for something more powerful than Telnet, SecureCRT lets you easily connect to or manage scores of remote devices via a variety of protocols such as telnet, SSH or even serial ports. Built with support for high-DPI monitors, sessions are arranged in tabs or groups of tab for easy organization, individual session can be customized with custom keyboard, display, connection and other settings. Built-in scripting capability gives advanced users the capability to automate repetitive tasks using VBScript, Jscript, PerlScript or Python. Finally, support for file transfer protocols such as SFTP, Xmodem, YmodemZ and Zmodem – as well as a built-in TFTP server – makes it perfect for managing legacy networking gear.

See the full slideshow here:

12 app Windows power users must have

See the SecureCRT slide here:

SecureCRT 8.0 [Terminal Emulator]

Note: The $139 price shown on the SecureCRT slide is for a 3-year license. A one-year license is $99.

Call for Testers: New GUI for SecureCRT and SecureFX for Mac

Here’s a sneak peek of the interface changes for SecureCRT and SecureFX for Mac.

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New look for SecureCRT for Mac

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New look for SecureFX for Mac

The user interface changes include a new toolbar for the main window, new toolbar icons for the Session Manager and Connect dialog, and new connection status icons. If you’d like to try the pre-beta version, please send email to Maureen.Jett@vandyke.com.

VShell 4.2.2 (Official) Maintenance Release Now Available

A maintenance release of VShell 4.2.2 was released today to address issues found in VShell 4.2.1. You can download the new release from the VShell download page.

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

VShell 4.2.2 (Official) History File

VShell 4.2.2 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 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 4.2.2 (Official) here:

VShell 4.2.2 (Official)

As always, you can download and evaluate the 4.2.2 (Official) release without charge for 30-days.

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

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

Maintenance releases are now available for SecureCRT 8.0.2, SecureFX 8.0.2, and VanDyke ClientPack 8.0.2. 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 the 8.0.x releases:

“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 (Official) and SecureFX 8.0.x (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
  • 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.
  • 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.x:

  • 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.x:

  • ClientPack 8.0 adds support for ECDSA (RFC 5656), Ed25519, and PuTTY PPK keys.
  • 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.

Find out more about the 8.0.2 Official releases:

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

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