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Donation of Secure Shell Suite Supports Museum's Mission

Albuquerque, N.M. (April 21, 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 Computer History Museum ( in Mountain View, California. The museum's mission is to preserve and present for posterity the artifacts and stories of the Information Age.

VanDyke has donated licenses for its suite of secure network communications and file transfer products, including the VShell server, SecureCRT, SecureFX, and Entunnel client applications. The donation will provide museum staff using PCs running the Microsoft® Windows® operating system with secure login, shell access, data tunneling, and file transfer. All of the donated VanDyke Software products provide strong encryption using the Secure Shell protocol (SSH2™).

The Computer History Museum is home to one of the world's largest and most comprehensive collections of over 4,000 artifacts, 10,000 images, 4,000 linear feet of cataloged documentation and several gigabytes of software. Among the items in the collection are a Cray-3 supercomputer, a WWII Enigma, a see-through PalmPilot, parts of MIT’s Whirlwind computer and a computer-generated Mona Lisa.

"VanDyke is pleased to be able to help support the mission of the Computer History Museum,” said Jeff P. Van Dyke, president of VanDyke Software, Inc. “We are pleased to be able to help the museum protect and secure passwords, user account information, and critical data."

“We are very grateful to VanDyke Software for this generous donation,” said John C. Toole, executive director and CEO of the Computer History Museum. “Security, with the added benefit of productivity, is very important for our software development process. This donation will immediately help us to provide better information on computer history to the public."

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 103 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 Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, a 501(c)(3) public benefit organization, preserves and presents the authentic artifacts and stories of the worldwide computing revolution and its impact on our lives.

The Museum is home to the world’s largest collection of computing-related items—hardware, software, photos, films, videos, documents, and marketing materials—including one-of-a-kind and rare objects such as the Cray-1 supercomputer, the Apple I, the WWII ENIGMA, the PalmPilot prototype, and the 1969 Neiman Marcus (Honeywell) "Kitchen Computer."

Bringing computing history to life through lectures, seminars, tours, oral histories, and workshops, the Museum records these events for posterity, thereby capturing information technology innovators as they share their personal insights and stories about the invention that has permanently re-shaped our world.

Significant parts of the collection are now on view in a visible storage exhibit area. The Museum is relocating to a world-class facility at 1401 Shoreline Blvd. in Mountain View, Calif.; the first phase will be completed in spring 2003.

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