Introducing SecureCRT 8.1, SecureFX 8.1, and ClientPack 8.1 Official

The Official releases of SecureCRT 8.1, SecureFX 8.1, and ClientPack 8.1 are now available.

To see what’s new in 8.1, download the 8.1 official releases today. As always, you can evaluate these new releases without charge for 30 days.

Tab groups, now on all platforms, allow you to compare the output of two sessions and group related sessions in the same SecureCRT window so that you can get more done in less time.

 

 

“This is one of the best products for system/network administrators!  The icons for Mac are fantastic.  Tab groups are very useful, especially for comparing output from tabs.  I love automating my daily routine with your product.  This saves my time to perform more interesting technical tasks.”

-Sergey Velichko, UNIX Systems Administrator

 

New in SecureCRT 8.1 (Official)

  • SecureCRT for Mac has a new GUI and main toolbar.  Mac and Linux versions have new toolbar icons in the Session Manager and Connect dialog. Linux makes local shell connections easier with a new toolbar icon.
  • Get more done in less time using tab groups (now on all platforms). Switch easily between sessions organized in tabs. Or create a temporary tab group so you can work in one tab while monitoring command output from another tab.
  • Send commands to selected tab groups or visible sessions from the Command window.
  • Enhanced smart card (PIV/CAC) support is now available on all platforms. Select a specific certificate on the smart card (PIV/CAC) to be used for public-key authentication.  PKCS #11 certificates are supported.  The username can be pulled directly from the specified certificate.
  • A hex view helps to debug serial communication.
  • Quickly add keywords to the keyword highlighting list — simply select a word in a session, right-click, and choose “Add keyword…”.
  • On Windows, use the right-click menu to perform the following operations on multiple selected tabs: Send to New Tab Group, Send to New Window, Disconnect, Close, and Lock.

New in SecureFX 8.1 (Official)

  • SecureFX for Mac has a new GUI and main toolbar.  Mac and Linux versions have new toolbar icons in the Session Manager and Connect dialog.
  • A “Synchronize File Browsing” option allows lockstep navigation of local and remote folders that have the same directory structure.
  • Server-to-server synchronization makes it easier to roll out changes to a production server, do backups, and do replication.
  • Enhanced smart card (PIV/CAC) support is now available on all platforms. Select a specific certificate on the smart card (PIV/CAC) to be used for public-key authentication.  PKCS #11 certificates are supported.  The username can be pulled directly from the specified certificate.
  • The Options menu now includes an “Edit Default Session” item so you can quickly change the default session and the Session Manager and Connect dialog right-click menus now include “Expand All Folders” and “Collapse All Folders”.
  • SFXCL enhancements include a /ConfigPassphrase option for specifying a configuration passphrase on the SecureFX and SFXCL command line and a /NoTempFiles option that prevents the creation of temporary files during synchronize and quick synchronize operations.

New in ClientPack 8.1 (Official)

  • vsh/vcp/vsftp now has the ability to specify a password for keyboard-interactive authentication on the command line. This allows unattended jobs or file transfers when the remote server requires keyboard-interactive authentication.
  • For vkeygen, the default key type is now RSA (ssh-rsa).
  • vsh on Windows adds the ability to administratively disable SSH2 port forwarding (tunneling).

Find out more about the 8.1 official releases:

Download the 8.1 official releases here:

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

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

VShell 4.2.4 (Official) Maintenance Release Now Available

A maintenance release of VShell 4.2.4 was released today to address issues found in VShell 4.2.3. You can download the new release from the VShell download page.

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

VShell 4.2.4 (Official) History File

VShell 4.2.4 for Windows adds “Connect As” support that allows administrators to specify alternate credentials that will be used when accessing a virtual root path.  Also on Windows, a new import/export tool in the VShell Control Panel makes it easy to back up or copy the VShell configuration from one machine to another.  On all platforms, connections can be denied based on user name.  VShell FTPS adds support for client certificate authentication, as well as the ability to configure SSL encryption and authentication options on a per listen address basis.  The VShell Monitor can now be run in the system tray, automatically start on administrator logon, optionally display connection notifications, and provide easy access to the VShell Control Panel and Help.

You can read more about the new capabilities in VShell 4.2.4 (Official) here:

VShell 4.2.4 (Official)

As always, you can download and evaluate the 4.2.4 (Official) release without charge for 30-days.

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

8.0.4 Maintenance Releases of SecureCRT and SecureFX Now Available

Maintenance releases are now available for SecureCRT 8.0.4 and  SecureFX 8.0.4. You can download the new releases from the Official Download page.

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

Find out more about the 8.0.4 Official releases:

New for both SecureCRT 8.0.x (Official) and SecureFX 8.0.x (Official):

  • An updated user interface (Windows only) with new display themes, toolbar icons, and support for high-DPI monitors
  • Improved smart card (PIV/CAC) support (Windows only)
  • Ability to generate and use ECDSA (RFC 5656) and Ed25519 keys
  • X.509 v3 keys can be added to the SSH agent and public keys can be exported in OpenSSH format and from PKCS #11 (Windows only)
  • Host key fallback ensures that connections automatically fall back to the ssh-rsa algorithm if a connection attempt with ssh-dss fails

New for SecureCRT 8.0.x:

  • Tab groups (Windows only) make it easy to compare the output of two sessions and group related sessions in the same SecureCRT window.
  • Improved button bar with ability to assign colors to button icons so that they are easy organize and the option to position the button bar at the top or bottom of the application window.
  • The Command window is now more powerful with a “Send characters immediately” mode that sends control characters and escape sequences to sessions as they are typed — you can now edit files with vi or nano, use CTRL+C to stop running commands, and perform tab completion.
  • The addition of TN3270 to SecureCRT’s extensive emulation support makes it easier to standardize on one terminal emulation application.

New for SecureFX 8.0.x:

  • Automate and save time with the task scheduler (Windows only).  You can set transfer and synchronize operations to run once, or on daily, weekly, or monthly intervals.

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

SecureCRT® for iOS 2.0.1 Available for Download in the App Store®

A new maintenance release of SecureCRT for iOS 2.0.1 is now available for download in the App Store®.

SecureCRT for iOS 2.0.1 address several bugs, including crashes related to creating sessions, importing settings, importing PuTTY PPK keys, and connecting and disconnecting a Redpark Lightning Serial cable (L2-DB9V).

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

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.

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