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.

SecureCRT 8.1, SecureFX 8.1, and ClientPack 8.1 (Beta 5) Now Available – Release Candidate for 8.1 Official

Beta 5 releases of SecureCRT, SecureFX, and ClientPack 8.1 are now available for download.

Beta 5 is the release candidate for the 8.1 Official release.

Here’s what one customer said about the 8.1 release:

“Synchronized file browsing is a great time- and energy- saving feature which allows me to synchronize files in a quicker and more intuitive manner.  Now, I only need one single integrated piece of software, the SecureCRT/SecureFX bundle, to carry out all these operations.” 

—Phil Stone, Consultant

Download the Beta 5 releases of SecureCRT 8.1, SecureFX 8.1, and VanDyke ClientPack 8.1 to try out the new features.

New in SecureCRT 8.1 (beta)

  • 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 (beta)

  • 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 (beta)

  • 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 beta releases:

You can download any of the 8.1 beta releases from the beta download page.

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.

SecureCRT 8.1, SecureFX 8.1, and ClientPack 8.1 (Beta 4) Now Available

We’ve already received a lot of feedback on the new 8.1 beta releases, and there’s still time for you to send us your requests before the 8.1 Official releases.

If you have interest in a particular feature, your input can help improve its functionality.  Send your questions, requests, or bug reports to support@vandyke.com.

Here’s what one customer said about the 8.1 release:

“Synchronized file browsing is a great time- and energy- saving feature which allows me to synchronize files in a quicker and more intuitive manner.  Now, I only need one single integrated piece of software, the SecureCRT/SecureFX bundle, to carry out all these operations.”  —Phil Stone, Consultant

Download the Beta 4 releases of SecureCRT 8.1, SecureFX 8.1, and VanDyke ClientPack 8.1 to try out the new features.

Here’s what you’ll find in the 8.1 (beta) releases:

New in SecureCRT 8.1 (beta)

  • 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 (beta)

  • 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 (beta)

  • 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 beta releases:

You can download any of the 8.1 beta releases from the beta download page.

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.

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.