SecureCRT 9.3 (Beta 2) and SecureFX 9.3 (Beta 2) Now Available

The Beta 2 releases of SecureCRT 9.3 and SecureFX 9.3 are now available for download.

New in SecureCRT 9.3 (Beta)

Command-line utilities

Securely automate your routine file transfer, shell, and public-key administration tasks with this suite of standalone command-line utilities (formerly the VanDyke ClientPack). Save time by using these commands in batch files or shell scripts for setting up new users, updating configurations, backing up files, and rotating logs.

Keyword highlighting enhancements

You now have even more granular control over attributes such as bold and reverse, and the “Match case” option, which can be applied to individual keywords. Entering complex regular expressions for keyword highlighting is easier with an increased character limit for keywords, a larger keyword text box in the Edit Keyword dialog, and the ability to resize the Keyword List Properties dialog.

“The option to set keyword highlight styles (such as reverse video) on a per-keyword basis gives me more flexibility.” – Matthew Ahlgren, Network Engineer, Ericsson

SSH2 algorithm support

SecureCRT now supports the x509v3-rsa2048-sha256 algorithm for authentication (RFC 6187) and the ability to use the algorithms rsa-sha2-512-cert-v01@openssh.com and rsa-sha2-256-cert-v01@openssh.com as OpenSSH certificate types. On Windows, SecureCRT supports using rsa-sha2-256 and rsa-sha2-512 public-key algorithms as raw SSH2 keys for CAPI certificates (RFC 8332) as well as using x509v3-ecdsa-sha2 algorithms from RFC 6187 for keys in the CAPI store and as raw SSH2 keys.

Auto check for updates

Ensure you are running the latest version of SecureCRT by checking for updates automatically at startup. When this option is selected, SecureCRT automatically checks for an update that is valid with the current license.

Administrative options (Windows)

New administrative options help enforce security best practices such as disabling non-secure file transfers, Expect/Send logon actions, and logon scripts. To simplify installation, administrators can now suppress the prompt for a configuration passphrase the first time SecureCRT runs.

New in SecureFX 9.3 (Beta)

SSH2 algorithm support

SecureFX now supports the x509v3-rsa2048-sha256 algorithm for authentication (RFC 6187) and the ability to use the algorithms rsa-sha2-512-cert-v01@openssh.com and rsa-sha2-256-cert-v01@openssh.com as OpenSSH certificate types. On Windows, SecureFX supports using rsa-sha2-256 and rsa-sha2-512 public-key algorithms as raw SSH2 keys for CAPI certificates (RFC 8332) as well as using x509v3-ecdsa-sha2 algorithms from RFC 6187 for keys in the CAPI store and as raw SSH2 keys.

Auto check for updates

Ensure you are running the latest version of SecureFX by checking for updates automatically at startup. When this option is selected, SecureFX automatically checks for an update that is valid with the current license.

Administrative option (Windows)

To simplify installation, administrators can now suppress the prompt for a configuration passphrase the first time SecureFX runs.

Fully-functional evaluation copies of SecureCRT and SecureFX can be downloaded and evaluated for 30 days. Evaluators have full access to VanDyke Software’s expert technical support to assist with installation, configuration, and testing during the 30-day evaluation period.

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