Online Learning Video: The SecureCRT SFTP Tab

In this video, you’ll learn about SecureCRT’s SFTP tab and how it can facilitate file transfers as an operational SFTP client within a command-line tab of SecureCRT when connected to an SSH2 server that supports the SFTP subsystem.

The SFTP Tab in SecureCRT

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

Online Learning Video: SecureCRT Button Bar Enhancements

With SecureCRT’s button bar, you can store frequent actions or commands and recall them with the click of a button, saving you time and effort.

This video covers new functionality added to SecureCRT button bar since the video, How to Use SecureCRT’s Button Bar, was published.

Learn about repositioning the button bar at the top/bottom of the terminal window, suppressing hover tooltip text associated with SEND_STRING buttons, performing a button’s action on all connected/unlocked tabs, rearranging buttons with drag-and-drop, activating another button bar with the click of a button, and using the new Button Manager and Button Bar Manager.

SecureCRT Button Bar Enhancements

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

Online Learning Video: The SecureCRT Connect Bar

The Connect Bar in SecureCRT is perhaps the quickest method of establishing connections on the fly to either ad hoc or saved session hosts.

The video below shows you how to connect to a host by simply typing in a hostname, IP address, or even a portion of a saved session’s name. Learn how to customize the Connect Bar’s location and width and how to convert an ad hoc connection into a saved session that will be available from SecureCRT’s Session Manager.

The SecureCRT Connect Bar

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

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 a 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.

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