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A Monthly Newsletter – June/July 2012

Our summer newsletter features new official versions of VanDyke Software client applications. SecureCRT® 7.0 helps you get more work done in less time with tiled sessions (Windows only),
and a built-in TFTP server. SecureFX® 7.0 lets you filter files and folders right in the current session window and offers synchronization enhancements. ClientPack 7.0 continues to expand the VRALib API and the vkeygen utility. We also have concise overviews of SecureCRT 7.0 tiling and SecureFX 7.0 filtering.


1. SecureCRT 7.0 Official: Session Tiling Aids Device Control
2. Find Files Quickly with Filters in SecureFX 7.0 Official
3. ClientPack 7.0 Official Focuses on VRALib API
4. Overview of Tiling in SecureCRT 7.0
5. Overview of Filtering in SecureFX 7.0
6. New and Current Releases

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1. SecureCRT 7.0 Official: Session Tiling Aids Device Control

The official release of SecureCRT 7.0 is now available for download. SecureCRT 7.0 session tiling (Windows only) makes it easier for you to work on multiple network devices at the same time. Other application areas with enhancements include authentication, TFTP, key and button mapping and Mac Keychain passwords.

Session tiling provides the ability to display, compare, and interact with two or more SecureCRT sessions at the same time in one application window. Like session tabs, tiling is invaluable for specific tasks such as router maintenance and upgrades. Sessions may be tiled in vertical, horizontal, or cascading windows. The chat window may be used to broadcast commands to any number of tiled sessions with immediate visual feedback. For more information see the session tiling overview in Section 4 below.

Additional capabilities in SecureCRT 7.0 include the following:

    • A built-in TFTP server lets you perform firmware upgrades and manage configuration files without leaving SecureCRT.
    • A "Skip" button streamlines authentication when methods such as PublicKey or GSSAPI are not used.
    • New mappable commands: "Always on Top" and Tools menu items.
    • Changed passwords are automatically updated in the Mac keychain.

You can download SecureCRT 7.0 today for evaluation, or read more about SecureCRT 7.0.

2. Find Files Quickly with Filters in SecureFX 7.0 Official

The SecureFX 7.0 official release streamlines key everyday tasks with easier file selection, synchronization enhancements, and greater control over the user interface. A filter toolbar right in the session view helps you quickly find files and folders in local and remote sessions. Wildcards can be used to select the exact set of files you want to transfer.

The filter toolbar overview in Section 5 below expands on this new capability.

New SecureFX 7.0 capabilities allow you to:

    • Synchronize large numbers of files faster.
    • Refresh the synchronize file list automatically when changes are made to files on the local system.
    • Resynchronize without closing the Synchronize tab.
    • Specify explicit FTPS on the SFXCL command line.
    • Change permissions of remote files in SFXCL with "/Chmod".
    • Position the local window tab where you want with a new global option, "Position on bottom/right when tabbed horizontally/vertically".
    • Open Bookmarks directly from the right-click or File menus.

Download your evaluation copy, or visit the SecureFX 7.0 product page for more information.

ClientPack 7.0 Official Focuses on VRALib API

The official release of VanDyke ClientPack 7.0 expands the VRALib API with a new property for getting or setting key exchange algorithms, keyboard-interactive authentication, and streaming of binary files. In addition, the vkeygen utility for Windows and Linux will now generate keys in OpenSSH format from the command line.

Increase your organization's effectiveness by dowloading ClientPack 7.0 today.

4. Overview of Session Tiling in SecureCRT 7.0

Do you have ten, twenty, or more network switches or routers that require the same configuration changes or software upgrades? Session tiling is the key ingredient in SecureCRT 7.0 for Windows that allows you to maintain network devices safely, securely, and quickly, with a high level of control.

To read more about tiling in SecureCRT 7.0, see the tiling overview.

4.Overview of Filtering in SecureFX 7.0

The new filtering toolbar in SecureFX 7.0 helps you quickly narrow your file selection. Filtering is particularly useful when need to select among a large number of files in a directory.

Learn more by reading this session filtering overview.

5. New and Current Releases

The official releases of SecureCRT 7.0, SecureFX 7.0, and ClientPack 7.0 were made available July 3rd. SecureCRT 7.0 offers tiled sessions (Windows only), a built-in TFTP server, a "Skip" button for authentication methods, and button bar enhancements. SecureFX 7.0 gives you a toolbar filter to quickly find files and folders in the current local and remote working directories, synchronization enhancements, and enhancements to SFXCL. ClientPack 7.0 adds new capabilities to the VRALib API and the ability to generate OpenSSH format keys from the vkeygen command line.

The following is a list of the latest official product releases:

   SecureCRT 7.0
   SecureFX 7.0
   VanDyke ClientPack 7.0
   VShell® 3.8.6 Server

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