SecureCRT® for iOS 2.3.1 Available for Download in the App Store®

SecureCRT for iOS 2.3.1 is now available for download in the App Store®.

SecureCRT for iOS 2.3.1 adds support for the curve25519-sha256 key-exchange algorithm and addresses a couple of display orientation bugs.

SecureCRT for iOS is a go-anywhere SSH/Telnet app with rock-solid remote access and terminal emulation on your iPhone and iPad. SecureCRT has advanced session management that lets you create folders to organize sessions and import sessions from your desktop version of SecureCRT.

Learn more about SecureCRT for iOS and how to download from the Apple Store®.

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

VShell 4.4.1 Maintenance Release Now Available

VShell 4.4.1 (Official) is now available for downloadThis is a maintenance release to address issues found in VShell 4.4.0

VShell 4.4 introduces an Enterprise edition for Windows with HTTPS support, providing an easy-to-use, browser-based file transfer solution for your staff, customers, and external partners.

SFTP virtual roots allow you to map folders from multiple SFTP servers to a single VShell server.

An enhanced deny host feature improves the ability to ward off brute force attacks.

Now on all platforms, an internal user database eliminates the need for system user accounts for VShell end users and simplifies migrations.

Here’s what you’ll find in the VShell 4.4 (Official) release:

New edition: Enterprise with HTTPS for Windows

A new enterprise-level edition of VShell with HTTPS allows your staff, customers, and partners to transfer files easily using an web browser, reducing the need for end-user training. Streamline the administrative cost of secure file transfer – no client software is needed and there are no browser plugins to install. Users connect via HTTPS to view folder contents, upload and download files, and more. Automated file transfers can be scheduled using HTTPS command-line tools such as cURL.

SFTP virtual roots (Windows)

SFTP virtual roots allow you to map folders from multiple SFTP servers to a single VShell server. After authenticating the connections, VShell transparently transfers file operations to a separate SFTP server. Files are uploaded and downloaded without ever being written to the VShell server’s disk, assisting with standards compliance and reducing the disk space required by the VShell host machine.

Improved virtual roots (Windows)

The Virtual Roots category of the VShell Control Panel has been completely redesigned to accelerate virtual root configuration and improve usability. See at a glance which users and groups have access to your file system, which folders they can see, and what file operation permissions they have. Edit properties in place without opening a dialog.

Internal user database (UNIX/Linux/Mac)

Eliminate the need to create system accounts for end users when accounts are only needed for VShell access. Simplify future migrations by letting VShell automatically include your users and groups when you move the VShell configuration to a new server. Now on the UNIX/Linux and Mac versions in addition to Windows.

Specify deny hosts failure time (Windows – SSH2 SFTP and FTPS)

Ward off brute force attacks by specifying the amount of time in which a certain number of authentication failures from a particular IP address will be tolerated. Any further authentication attempts by that IP address will be immediately disconnected. Optionally, re-allow connection attempts from a previously denied IP address after a certain amount of time.

Support for encrypt-then-MAC (EtM) algorithms

Support has been added for encrypt-then-MAC (EtM) algorithms, including SHA2 and UMAC.

Allow or Deny SFTP Commands

Choose whether to allow or deny specific SFTP commands on a per-user or per-group basis, including SETSTAT, FSETSTAT,RMDIR, REMOVE, RENAME, and LINK.

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

VShell 4.4.1 (Official) History File

Fully-functional evaluation copies of VShell 4.4 (Official) can be downloaded and evaluated for 60 days. VShell evaluators have full access to VanDyke Software’s expert technical support to assist with installation, configuration, and testing during the 60-day VShell evaluation period.

Find out more about the new capabilities in VShell 4.4.1 (Official) here.

Download and evaluate the VShell 4.4.1 (Official) release today.

Send your questions, requests, or bug reports to support@vandyke.com.

Online Learning Video: Keyword Highlighting in SecureCRT

The two videos below demonstrate real-time highlighting, which can help call attention to keywords or contiguous patterns of characters on the screen, displaying them in color, bold, and reverse attributes.

This first video introduces SecureCRT’s keyword highlighting capability.

Keyword Highlighting in SecureCRT

The second video demonstrates how to leverage a set of keyword highlighting patterns that was created by someone else using a “Cisco Words” INI file submitted by a VanDyke Software forum member. You can read more in this forum post.

SecureCRT Keyword Highlighting: Importing an INI File

You can see more SecureCRT videos on the SecureCRT video page and the VanDyke Software YouTube Channel.

LabEveryday Publishes YouTube Tutorial for SecureCRT and SecureFX

Du’An Lightfoot is an IT professional and SecureCRT customer who produces a YouTube channel called LabEveryday. Mr. Lightfoot creates Microsoft and Cisco labs and tutorials to help IT professionals pursue certifications and IT career development paths.

Mr. Lightfoot’s video, “SecureCRT 8.5 and SecureFX: Everything You Need to Know” provides a great overview of the software as well as examples of how he uses SecureCRT and SecureFX in his own environment.

You can also watch the tutorial on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/bZy84AlCSRk

LabEveryday is a wealth of video tutorials and tips. Thank you to Du’An Lightfoot from VanDyke Software!