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Major Upgrade of SecureCRT Adds Custom Configuration To Aid Enterprise Deployment

Albuquerque, N.M. (July 2, 2002) — VanDyke Software™, a developer of customer-driven software solutions, today announced the public beta release of SecureCRT 4.0, the latest version of the company's best-selling Windows® secure access and administration client. SecureCRT provides remote access, data tunneling services, and file transfer services with the strong security of SSH2™. Version 4.0 provides network administrators control over the display of menu options, toolbars, and shortcuts for different user groups through a configuration file.

"The ability to customize the SecureCRT menu and toolbar system presents powerful new deployment options to organizations with different user communities," said Jeff P. Van Dyke, president of the company. "An administrator might construct a less technical user interface for SecureCRT that offers one-click logon to its data tunneling features, or deliver a more complex level of network access to technical users. This new administrative control is a perfect example of how we are making the deployment of strong security simpler."

SecureCRT 4.0 customization can provide a toolbar button or menu option to invoke a completely configured terminal session that includes host name, address, and the emulation required to access the server. This release extends SecureCRT's terminal emulation capabilities with two frequently requested features. Basic support for Wyse 50/60 emulation has been added to an extensive list of emulation modes that includes VT100, VT102, VT220, Linux console, SCO ANSI, and ANSI. Support for multi-byte character sets including Japanese, Chinese, and Korean is now available, increasing SecureCRT's compatibility with multinational businesses.

SecureCRT provides remote access, data tunneling services, and file transfer with the strong security of SSH2™. VanDyke products include the VShell™ server, SecureFX® for secure file transfer, Entunnel™ for transparent data tunneling, the CRT™ terminal emulator for connecting to remote hosts, and AbsoluteFTP® for nonsecure file transfer. VanDyke sells and distributes its software over the Internet, offering 30-day evaluation of its products prior to purchase, and has more than 650,000 registered users in 103 countries.

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Copyright © 2002 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.

Customer Testimonials

  • "Thanks for the new feature and for the notification that it had been added — I don't really know of any other developer that notifies people who have given feedback like you guys do. That makes for very happy customers."

    —Burt Heymanson, SecureCRT Customer

  • "I would like to thank you for the amazing quality of service and SecureCRT support you give to us."

    —Anton Starovoytov, Solarix Networks, SecureCRT Customer

  • "Thank you for a great release! I've been actively using SecureCRT for many, many years and it's simply the best SSH client in existence!"

    —Rich Tricoche, SecureCRT Customer

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