Beta 3 Releases of SecureCRT 7.3, SecureFX 7.3, and ClientPack 7.3 Now Available

The beta 3 releases of SecureCRT 7.3, SecureFX 7.3, and VanDyke ClientPack 7.3 are now available for download.

New in SecureCRT 7.3 and SecureFX 7.3 are:

  • A dockable session manager on all platforms with a filter bar for quickly locating sessions in the session database
  • An import/export tool that makes it easier to backup or copy settings from one machine to another
  • Improved security with the ability to generate and store larger keys in the SSH Agent

SecureCRT 7.3 beta 3 increases productivity with enhanced keyword highlighting.  System administrators can now specify keyword colors and combine keyword attributes to make critical output stand out, easily identify errors in log files or streaming output, or highlight prompts.  In addition, on Windows and Mac, regular expressions can be used as keywords.

“A few days ago I was mentoring one of my engineers through a difficult troubleshooting engagement. Whilst I was debugging an issue on a customer system, some of the status commands I was running resulted in output being presented in bright, relevant colors.  He immediately asked how I got my client to do that. I explained that it was the new keyword highlighting feature in SecureCRT. His response: ‘Whoa! That is so cool!’. Something tells me he’s going to want to move away from his free SSH client soon.”
— Matthew Odendaal, IT Manager

Also new in SecureCRT 7.3 are named pipes (Windows only) and scripting support for Kermit file transfers, as well a number of other enhancements.

SecureFX 7.3 beta 3 adds PGP compatibility, making it possible to automatically execute the encryption and decryption process, a new SFXCL resume option for resuming interrupted transfers, and the ability to display filenames using UTF-8.

ClientPack 7.3 beta 3 improves security with the ability to generate larger keys and adds the vsftp option –no-flock, which turns off locking on local files for uploads and downloads, preventing a potential hang if the source file is located on mounted storage, such as EMC NFS.

You can download any of the 7.3 beta releases from the beta download page.

Find out more about the 7.3 Beta releases:

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

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