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VanDyke Software Solutions Featured in Two Wiley Technology Books

Implementing SSH by @stake security architect features extensive coverage of VanDyke client and server solutions

Albuquerque, N.M. (November 25, 2003) —VanDyke Software™, a leader in powerful and affordable Secure Shell solutions, has received extensive coverage of its VShell™ server and SecureCRT® and SecureFX® clients in two books published recently by Wiley. Implementing SSH, published this month and written by @stake Network Security Architect Himanshu Dwivedi, provides hands-on configuration and deployment techniques for VanDyke products to deliver a wide range of secure network services.

The book provides step-by-step instructions to enable secure remote access, secure file transfer, secure e-mail, and secure wireless networking (WiFi) using VanDyke Software products. Dwivedi offers compelling arguments for turning off nonsecure protocols like FTP and Telnet and for using Secure Shell (SSH) to securely manage network devices. He also discusses the use of Secure Shell as a software-only alternative to more expensive hardware VPNs.

"I wrote the book," said Dwivedi, in a recent interview in VanDyke's monthly newsletter, "to address the lack of usage knowledge—both by users who are aware of SSH but not its extension use and users who are not aware of it at all. Both can benefit from Secure Shell's security and extensive functionality. SSH's ease of use, as well as its secure and very functional remote access capabilities make it a very flexible solution to deploy."

VanDyke Software products also receive coverage in Wiley's TCP/IP for Dummies (5th Edition) published earlier this year. The book discusses the value in replacing a nonsecure Telnet sever with VanDyke's VShell server and SecureCRT client to provide secure access to the network.

"We have seen a marked increase in the amount of media coverage of the Secure Shell protocol in recent months," said Jeff P. Van Dyke, president of the company. "Our continuing focus in developing Secure Shell solutions for Windows and UNIX is to provide ease of use for the end user, superior control over the network for the system administrator, and great value to the organization."

Fully-functional evaluation copies of VanDyke Software products can be downloaded from the company's web site. Evaluators have full access to VanDyke's expert technical support to assist with installation, configuration, and testing.

About VanDyke Software

VanDyke Software is a worldwide leader in secure, standards-based Internet communications software. The company develops quality data access, file transfer, and communications software for Internet and intranet use by corporations, government, and education. VanDyke sells and distributes its software over the Internet, offering 30-day evaluation of its products prior to purchase, and has more than one million registered users in over 100 countries. For more information about VanDyke Software, visit the company's web site at

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