Introducing the 8.7 Official Releases of SecureCRT, SecureFX, and VanDyke ClientPack

The Official releases of SecureCRT, SecureFX, and VanDyke ClientPack 8.7 are now available for download.

SecureCRT 8.7 (Official) increases your efficiency with a keyword highlighting enhancement that allows phrase and substring matches. On Windows, a dockable Command Manager lets you organize, filter, and launch commands, and local shell support lets you work in a tabbed CMD or PowerShell session. Also new are Xterm True Color (24-bit) support and the ability to include folders when filtering sessions in the Session Manager. On macOS, Dark Mode is supported.


SecureFX 8.7 (Official) user interface enhancements streamline your workflow. Open multiple local windows within SecureFX and use the Session folder filter to include top-level folders in your filtered sessions. Also new is improved protocol support including HTTPS (WebDAV) and remote same-system copy. On macOS, Dark Mode is supported.

VanDyke Clientpack 8.7 (Official) introduces enhancements including new algorithm support and support for Ubuntu 19.x and macOS 10.15 Catalina.

You can download any of the 8.7 Official releases from the official download page.

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8.5.3 Maintenance Releases of SecureCRT, SecureFX, and ClientPack Now Available

8.5.3 maintenance releases are now available for SecureCRT, SecureFX, and ClientPack.

Download the 8.5.3 releases today. As always, you can evaluate these new releases without charge for 30 days.

Watch the video below for an overview of the new features in SecureCRT 8.5.

SecureCRT 8.5 gives you new ways to customize your workflow with a Button Bar Manager for adding, deleting, duplicating, and rearranging multiple button bars, the ability to configure the Command window to send commands to different sessions, and enhancements to the multi-line paste dialog. Individual Quick Connect sessions can now be saved.

“Being able to review and edit the multi-line paste confirmation dialog is a game changer for my team. This last fail safe before code gets entered saves us from making mistakes. My team gets a chance to review and validate that they are on the correct device and that there are no errors.” – David A. Torode, network analyst, Beaumont Health

SecureFX 8.5 improves your workflow with a Bookmark Manager for adding, deleting, editing, and copying bookmarks as well as other bookmark enhancements. Externally launched sessions automatically open in the existing SecureFX application window. SFXCL enhancements give you more options for automated file transfers

New in SecureCRT 8.5 (Official)

  • Improved button bar management: The Button Bar Manager allows you to add, duplicate, edit, delete, rename, and rearrange button bars. Admins who use a large number of buttons can use the Button Manager to rearrange, edit, add, delete, copy, and paste buttons.
  • Multi-line paste dialog improvements: You can now review and edit the text in the multi-line paste confirmation dialog before it gets pasted into a session, reducing potential errors. The confirmation dialog can also be resized.
  • Save ad hoc sessions: You now have the ability to save individual sessions that were connected using Quick Connect, the Connect bar, or the command line.
  • Script status indicator: A script status indicator shows you when a script is running in tabbed and tiled sessions.
  • Command window: Configure the Command window to send commands to all sessions, the visible sessions, or the active session by default.

New in SecureFX 8.5 (Official)

  • Bookmark enhancements: A Bookmark Manager makes it easier for you to add, delete, and edit bookmarks as well as copy them from another session. The File menu and the file view context menu now show all bookmarks.
  • Single application window: If SecureFX is already running and a new SecureFX session is launched from SecureCRT, from the system desktop, or from the command line, the new session will open in the existing SecureFX application window.
  • SFXCL enchancements: New parameters have been added for customizing output and to give you more options for automated file transfers.

New in VanDyke ClientPack 8.5 (Official)

  • vsh/vsftp/vcp enhancements: vsh, vsftp, and vcp now have support for the and MACs.

You can download any of the 8.5.3 releases from the download page.

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LabEveryday Publishes YouTube Tutorial for SecureCRT and SecureFX

Du’An Lightfoot is an IT professional and SecureCRT customer who produces a YouTube channel called LabEveryday. Mr. Lightfoot creates Microsoft and Cisco labs and tutorials to help IT professionals pursue certifications and IT career development paths.

Mr. Lightfoot’s video, “SecureCRT 8.5 and SecureFX: Everything You Need to Know” provides a great overview of the software as well as examples of how he uses SecureCRT and SecureFX in his own environment.

You can also watch the tutorial on YouTube here:

LabEveryday is a wealth of video tutorials and tips. Thank you to Du’An Lightfoot from VanDyke Software!

Online Learning Video: Scheduling File Transfer Operations in SecureFX

This video demonstrates how to use SecureFX 8.x to schedule a file transfer operation. You’ll also learn ways to customize the scheduled task using the Windows Task Scheduler to (a) configure the task to run more often (repeat every 15 minutes) and (b) configure SFXCL to remove source files after they have been successfully transferred.

Scheduling File Transfer Operations in SecureFX

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