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NEWS YOU CAN USE FROM VANDYKE SOFTWARE

A Monthly Newsletter - July 2002

 

Welcome to the latest installment of our monthly newsletter. This is proving to be a very eventful summer here at VanDyke Software. We have exciting new releases of SecureCRT and CRT for you to try out and are close to the official releases of the VShell 2.1 Secure Shell server and the Entunnel 1.0 port forwarding client. With so much new product information and news to share with you, let's jump right in!


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Contents
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1. New Releases
2. Official VanDyke Releases
3. Bookshelf - recommendations for readers
4. Special Entunnel Offer
5. VanDyke Publications


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1. New Releases
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SecureCRT 4.0 (beta)
Extensive file-based configuration options aid large scale deployment
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The newest version of our all-in-one SSH client offers powerful new tools to aid in large-scale deployment across your organization. SecureCRT 4.0 introduces public-key assistant to make it easier for end users to upload their own public keys to an SSH2(TM) server. The 4.0 release also includes support for customizing the menus and toolbar using a simple text file for easy, scalable deployment.

SecureCRT now delivers basic Wyse 50/60 terminal emulation. Multi-byte character sets are supported for Japanese, Korean, and Chinese.

To learn more about SecureCRT 4.0, visit our web site:

http://www.vandyke.com/products/beta/securecrt/index.html


SecureFX 2.1 (beta)
Public-key assistant enables safe and simple public key upload by end users
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The newest version of SecureFX introduces public-key assistant to make it easier for end users to upload their own public keys to an SSH2 server.

To learn more about SecureFX 2.1, visit our web site:

http://www.vandyke.com/products/beta/securefx/index.html


VShell 2.1 (beta)
Simple configuration combined with strong SSH security
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VShell 2.1, the latest version of our SSH2 server for Windows NT(R) and 2000, adds new automation features. Triggers allow administrators to automate routine file operations. Administrators can initiate file operations like anti-virus scans or moving files from an upload folder to a destination folder. The failed authentication trigger initiates a command after a user exceeds the permitted number of logon attempts and can be used to send an e-mail or pager notification to the administrator.

VShell 2.1 also adds support for Public Key Assistant which makes it safe and easy for end-users to transfer their public keys to the server with a click of the mouse. A limited number of password-only authentications can be offered to new users to securely connect to VShell and use the Public Key Assistant to transfer their public keys. Once the keys have been transferred, public-key authentication is automatically enforced.

To learn more about VShell 2.1, visit our web site:

http://www.vandyke.com/products/beta/vshell/index.html


Entunnel 1.0 (beta)
Securing e-mail and other apps just got simpler
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Entunnel is the newest member of the VanDyke Software secure suite of products. Entunnel enables individuals and organizations to secure e-mail, schedules, and other non-secure data combining simple, intuitive set up and use with the strong security of SSH2.

Entunnel is accessed directly from the Windows system tray and can be set up to automatically connect at startup and reconnect if a network failure should occur. Entunnel also supports Public Key Assistant (see VShell 2.1, above) to make it easy for the Entunnel user to upload their public key to a server.

To learn more about Entunnel 1.0, visit our web site:

http://www.vandyke.com/products/beta/entunnel/index.html


CRT 4.0 (beta)
Extensive configuration and new Wyse 50/60 terminal emulation
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The newest version of our rock solid terminal emulation program offers powerful new tools to aid in large-scale deployment across your organization. The 4.0 release includes support for customizing the menus and toolbar using a simple text file for easy, scalable deployment.

In response to customer requests, CRT 4.0 delivers basic Wyse 50/60 terminal emulation. Multi-byte character sets are supported for Japanese, Korean, and Chinese, making CRT more useful for multinational business use.

To learn more about CRT 4.0, visit our web site:

http://www.vandyke.com/products/beta/crt/index.html


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2. Official VanDyke Releases
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A complete list of VanDyke Software official and beta releases can be found on our web site:

http://www.vandyke.com/download/latestreleases.html

Listed below are direct download links to the latest official versions of VanDyke Software products:

VShell 2.0.3 http://www.vandyke.com/download/vshell/index.html
SecureCRT 3.4.5 http://www.vandyke.com/download/securecrt/download.html
SecureFX 2.03 http://www.vandyke.com/download/securefx/download.html
CRT 3.4.4 http://www.vandyke.com/download/crt/index.html
AbsoluteFTP 2.0.3 http://www.vandyke.com/download/absoluteftp/index.html

All VanDyke Software products may be downloaded and evaluated at no cost for 30 days. All VanDyke Software licenses include one year of free upgrades and unlimited access to the best technical support in the business.


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3. Bookshelf - recommendations for readers
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We read a lot here at VanDyke Software. Each month, we highlight titles that we think are especially noteworthy. They may be about security and encryption, like this month's recommendation, or may be more general business titles. If you'd like to recommend a great book you've recently read, please submit your recommendation by e-mail to pr@vandyke.com . If we select your recommendation, we'll send you a gorgeous VanDyke Software T-shirt (so be sure to specify your size -- L or XL).

This month's pick:

The Codebreakers
by David Kahn (ISBN 0-684-83130-9) published by Scribner

Originally published in 1967 and updated in 1996 to address the changes in cryptography that took place in the intervening years, this massive tome (1182 pages) is a comprehensive history of codes and cryptography from ancient times to the Internet age. With extensive analysis of the codebreaking activities of the Allies during World War II, the inception of the National Security Agency and a diverting look at codes and ciphers in literature through the centuries, there is a lot to learn in this book. The author ends by stating, quite unequivocally, that the crypto wars have ended with cryptographers winning out over cryptanalysts. "The only way properly encrypted messages can be read nowadays," Kahn concludes, "is by theft or betrayal -- that is, noncryptologic means."


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4. Special Entunnel Offer
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Special Introductory Price for Entunnel

Our newest product, Entunnel, is available for an introductory price of $39.95. This introductory price is available through August 31, 2002. The regular price for an Entunnel license after that date will be $59.95. Quantity discounts are available.

http://www.vandyke.com/pricing/corporate/index.html


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5. VanDyke Publications
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If you haven't visited the VanDyke Software web site recently, you may not be aware that we have a growing list of white papers available for download. Currently, the following titles are available online in HTML and PDF formats:

Secure Shell Overview

http://www.vandyke.com/solutions/ssh_overview/index.html

Secure File Transfer

http://www.vandyke.com/solutions/secure_file_transfer/index.html

Data Tunneling with the Secure Shell

http://www.vandyke.com/solutions/tunneling/index.html


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