7.2 Beta Releases of SecureCRT and SecureFX Introduce a Dockable Session Manager for Windows

Today we released the first beta of SecureCRT 7.2, SecureFX 7.2, and VanDyke ClientPack 7.2. On the Windows platform, SecureCRT and SecureFX now have a dockable session manager.  Sessions are viewed in a dockable pane that can be positioned on the left, right top, or bottom of the main program window.  Or, the session manager can be undocked and used as a modeless dialog. The “classic” Connect dialog is still supported.  Here’s a screenshot:


Also new in the 7.2 beta releases of SecureCRT and SecureFX is a personal data folder that allows usernames, passwords, and automated logon information to be store separately from other configuration data. This allows personal data to be kept private while other configuration data is stored on a network drive or in the cloud so that it can be used on different systems or shared with colleagues.

The SecureCRT 7.2 beta adds session zooming (Windows and Mac only), an execute local shell command that provides the ability to do port knocking or run a batch file before connecting to a session, as well as a number of time-saving scripting enhancements.

The SecureFX 7.2 beta provides SCP support for Cisco and Juniper devices, an option to automatically synchronize files, and an option to force ASCII or binary to be used for all files, reducing the interruption of manual prompts.

SHA-2 MAC algorithm support has been added to SecureCRT, SecureFX, and ClientPack.

You can download any of the 7.2 Beta releases from the beta download page.

Find out more about the 7.2 Beta releases:

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

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