7.3.3 Maintenance Releases of SecureCRT and SecureFX Add Configuration Passphrase

New maintenance releases of SecureCRT 7.3.3 and SecureFX 7.3.3 are now available for download.

The 7.3.3 releases introduce a new passphrase requirement that improves security when saving passwords and other sensitive data. SecureCRT and SecureFX require a passphrase to be created the first time version 7.3.3 runs and will need to be entered every time SecureCRT and SecureFX starts.  The passphrase will be used to encrypt and decrypt sensitive data stored in the session database.

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You can download any of the 7.3.3 official releases from the official download page.

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

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VShell 4.1 Beta 1 Release Improves Trigger Support with Built-in SFTP Trigger Action

Today we released beta 1 of VShell 4.1.  VShell 4.1 for Windows improves trigger support by adding a new built-in SFTP transfer trigger action.  Trigger actions can now be configured to run as an account other than the VShell service account.  On all platforms, support for ECDSA host keys and ECDH key-exchange algorithms have been added, as well as support for larger RSA key bit sizes, all of which improve security and compliance.

You can read more about the new capabilities in VShell 4.1 beta here:

VShell 4.1 (Beta 1)

Download and evaluate the 4.1 beta release today.

Make sure to send us your feedback on this new version during the beta release cycle.  Your input will help us improve the functionality of the 4.1 release. Send your questions, requests, or bug reports to support@vandyke.com.

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

VShell 4.1 (Beta) History File