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Electronic Frontier Foundation Deploys SecureCRT®, SecureFX®, and Entunnel™

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (April 10, 2003) -- VanDyke Software™, Inc., a developer of customer-driven software solutions for network security, announced today that it will donate secure access and file transfer software to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). EFF,, is a non-profit organization protecting civil liberties and defending freedom in the digital world.

VanDyke will upgrade previously donated licenses for SecureCRT and SecureFX and will also provide new licenses for the company's Entunnel product. Since VanDyke's first donation in 2001, SecureCRT and SecureFX products have provided EFF staff using PCs running the Microsoft® Windows® operating system with secure logon, shell access, data tunneling, and file transfer. Entunnel will provide additional staff with secure tunneling of e-mail, schedules, and other non-secure TCP-IP applications from a simple tray application. The SecureCRT secure access client, the SecureFX file transfer application, and the Entunnel data tunneling application provide strong encryption using the Secure Shell protocol (SSH2™).

"VanDyke is pleased to be able to help enhance the security of the Electronic Frontier Foundation," said Jeff P. Van Dyke, president of VanDyke Software, Inc. "EFF plays an important role in protecting the privacy of individuals on the Internet. We are honored that EFF uses SecureCRT, SecureFX, and now Entunnel, to protect and secure passwords, user account information, and critical data."

VanDyke Software develops customer-focused secure solutions for remote access and file transfer used by corporations, government, and education. VanDyke sells and distributes its software over the Internet, offering 30-day evaluation of its products, and has more than 990,000 registered users in over 100 countries. VanDyke products include the VShell™ server, SecureCRT for remote access and data tunneling, SecureFX for secure file transfer, Entunnel for data tunneling, the CRT™ terminal emulator, and the AbsoluteFTP® file transfer client.

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation is the leading civil liberties organization working to protect rights in the digital world. Founded in 1990, EFF actively encourages and challenges industry and government to support free expression and privacy online. EFF is a member-supported organization and maintains one of the most linked-to web sites in the world at

Copyright © 2003 VanDyke Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved. VanDyke Software, VShell, SecureCRT, SecureFX, Entunnel, CRT, and AbsoluteFTP are trademarks or registered trademarks of VanDyke Software, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other products and services mentioned are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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