VShell 4.5.4 (Official) Maintenance Release Now Available

VShell 4.5.4 (Official) is now available for download.

This is a maintenance release to address issues found in VShell 4.5.3.

Here’s what’s new in VShell 4.5 (Official):

HTTPS support (Linux/Mac, previously Windows only)

Provide an easy-to-use, browser-based file transfer solution for staff, customers, and external partners. End users can connect to VShell Enterprise Edition with HTTPS to upload and download files, and more. No need to train end users on client software and no plugins to install. Customize the user web interface with your company colors and logo.


WebDAV support (All platforms)

VShell Enterprise Edition with HTTPS allows users to connect with a WebDAV client to upload and download files securely. Users can take advantage of WebDAV functionality to edit and collaborate on content.

Folder monitor (Windows)

Detect when new files are created, moved, or copied to a particular folder and initiate actions such as automatic transfer to another SFTP server.

CUCM configuration wizard (Windows)

Use this wizard for easier configuration of VShell to receive file uploads (backups) from Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM).

Limit maximum concurrent connections for users and groups (Linux/Mac, previously Windows only)

Control how many sessions are allowed for users and groups for SSH2, SFTP, and FTPS connections. Specify the maximum number of concurrent connections for all users/groups, or set individual limits for particular users/groups.

Workgroup Edition provides more concurrent connections

The VShell Workgroup Edition now provides 25 concurrent connections (previously 10).

Download VShell Today!

Fully-functional evaluation copies of VShell 4.5.4 (Official) can be downloaded and evaluated for 60 days. During evaluation, VShell evaluators have full access to VanDyke Software’s expert technical support to assist with installation, configuration, and testing.

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

VShell 4.5.3 (Official) Maintenance Release Now Available

VShell 4.5.3 (Official) is now available for download.

This is a maintenance release to address issues found in VShell 4.5.2.

Here’s what’s new in VShell 4.5 (Official):

HTTPS support (Linux/Mac, previously Windows only)

Provide an easy-to-use, browser-based file transfer solution for staff, customers, and external partners. End users can connect to VShell Enterprise Edition with HTTPS to upload and download files, and more. No need to train end users on client software and no plugins to install. Customize the user web interface with your company colors and logo.


WebDAV support (All platforms)

VShell Enterprise Edition with HTTPS allows users to connect with a WebDAV client to upload and download files securely. Users can take advantage of WebDAV functionality to edit and collaborate on content.

Folder monitor (Windows)

Detect when new files are created, moved, or copied to a particular folder and initiate actions such as automatic transfer to another SFTP server.

CUCM configuration wizard (Windows)

Use this wizard for easier configuration of VShell to receive file uploads (backups) from Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM).

Limit maximum concurrent connections for users and groups (Linux/Mac, previously Windows only)

Control how many sessions are allowed for users and groups for SSH2, SFTP, and FTPS connections. Specify the maximum number of concurrent connections for all users/groups, or set individual limits for particular users/groups.

Workgroup Edition provides more concurrent connections

The VShell Workgroup Edition now provides 25 concurrent connections (previously 10).

Fully-functional evaluation copies of VShell 4.5.3 (Official) can be downloaded and evaluated for 60 days. During evaluation, VShell evaluators have full access to VanDyke Software’s expert technical support to assist with installation, configuration, and testing.

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

How to Telework Securely Using SSH2 Tunneling, SecureCRT, and VShell

The COVID-19 virus has created a need for people to be able to telework securely. While many larger organizations already have a VPN set up, many smaller- and medium-sized organizations do not. Port forwarding (or tunneling) over an SSH2 connection is a way to secure TCP/IP traffic and is simpler to set up than a VPN.

Types of data that can be securely tunneled include:

  • RDP
  • Email
  • VNC
  • Web applications (HTTP)
  • Clients that use remote databases (e.g, Salesforce, SVN and Git, bug tracking tools)

Here are a couple of ways VanDyke Software employees who work from home use SSH2 port forwarding:

  • Securely access a work computer by tunneling RDP traffic using SecureCRT and a VShell server that is behind a firewall
  • Run local email, SVN, and bug tracker clients, which can securely access remote databases by tunneling IMAP/SMTP and other TCP traffic using SecureCRT and a VShell server that is behind a firewall

To help you learn more, we created an online white paper, Tunneling with Secure Shell

This white paper:

  • Examines threats addressed by tunneling over the public Internet or a company intranet
  • Explains how SSH port forwarding, authentication, and access control features work
  • Illustrates common applications like email, file sharing, and screen sharing as they are tunneled over residential broadband and WiFi networks
  • Considers security implications and where tunneling is best used

If you have questions, contact us at support@vandyke.com

VShell 4.5.2 (Official) Maintenance Release Now Available

VShell 4.5.2 (Official) is now available for download.

This is a maintenance release to address issues found in VShell 4.5.1.

Important Notice

Prior to version 4.5.2, VShell Enterprise Edition with HTTPS could be vulnerable to a directory traversal attack using HTTP requests, allowing potentially unauthorized access to the file system.

For VShell installations using HTTP/HTTPS, we strongly recommend upgrading to the 4.5.2 release.

For more details, please visit VanDyke Software Security Advisories.

Here’s what’s new in VShell 4.5 (Official):

HTTPS support (Linux/Mac, previously Windows only)

Provide an easy-to-use, browser-based file transfer solution for staff, customers, and external partners. End users can connect to VShell Enterprise Edition with HTTPS to upload and download files, and more. No need to train end users on client software and no plugins to install. Customize the user web interface with your company colors and logo.


WebDAV support (All platforms)

VShell Enterprise Edition with HTTPS allows users to connect with a WebDAV client to upload and download files securely. Users can take advantage of WebDAV functionality to edit and collaborate on content.

Folder monitor (Windows)

Detect when new files are created, moved, or copied to a particular folder and initiate actions such as automatic transfer to another SFTP server.

CUCM configuration wizard (Windows)

Use this wizard for easier configuration of VShell to receive file uploads (backups) from Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM).

Limit maximum concurrent connections for users and groups (Linux/Mac, previously Windows only)

Control how many sessions are allowed for users and groups for SSH2, SFTP, and FTPS connections. Specify the maximum number of concurrent connections for all users/groups, or set individual limits for particular users/groups.

Workgroup Edition provides more concurrent connections

The VShell Workgroup Edition now provides 25 concurrent connections (previously 10).

Fully-functional evaluation copies of VShell 4.5.2 (Official) can be downloaded and evaluated for 60 days. During evaluation, VShell evaluators have full access to VanDyke Software’s expert technical support to assist with installation, configuration, and testing.

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