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SecureCRT 5.0 Makes Life Easier for Network Professionals

Latest release from VanDyke Software adds new tabbed interface, improved session management, and integration with SecureFX

Albuquerque, N.M. (June 16, 2005) — When VanDyke Software® began designing the next version of SecureCRT®, they did what they have done since releasing the CRT™ terminal emulator nearly 10 years ago—they listened to their customers. SecureCRT is the tool of choice for thousands of network professionals around the world, combining a feature-filled terminal emulator with the security of the Secure Shell (SSH) protocol. Over the years, VanDyke's customers have clamored for better ways to manage the connections they create to a variety of servers and network devices.

Today, VanDyke Software released SecureCRT 5.0 which features a tabbed window interface and other enhancements that deliver a better way for network managers, software developers, and knowledge workers to manage the connections they make to their networks. SecureCRT's new tabbed interface not only makes it easier than ever to manage a number of sessions at once, it also provides at-a-glance indicators that show the current status of every session.

"Tabs help me keep my workspace organized, move around faster and enhance my productivity," wrote Christias, a tester from Greece, in the discussion forum VanDyke set up to discuss the new release with customers and evaluators. "I can organize groups of sessions, it's easier to switch between them, and my desktop is now neat and tidy."

Other new features include the ability to create different firewall configurations for each session, support for the IPv6 standard, dynamic port forwarding, and improved integration with SecureFX® 3.0, the latest version of VanDyke's secure file transfer application also released today. This integration allows a session to be configured in either application and accessed or modified in both.

"We get e-mails and phone calls on an almost daily basis from customers who tell us that they 'live' in SecureCRT—it is the first application they launch when they turn on their PC and they keep it running all day long," said Maureen Jett, Product Director for SecureCRT and SecureFX. "The new features we've delivered in this release were heavily influenced by the feedback we received from customers during testing."

A fully-functional evaluation copy of SecureCRT 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

Copyright © 2005 VanDyke Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved. VanDyke Software, SecureCRT, SecureFX, and CRT 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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