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Latest releases address the security needs of government and critical infrastructure customers

Albuquerque, N.M. (March 28, 2006) — VanDyke Software®, the developer of Secure Shell solutions that balance strong security with ease of use, today announced the official release of SecureCRT® 5.1 and SecureFX® 3.1. The new releases help organizations comply with the NIST FIPS 140-2 regulations required by federal and state government agencies, critical infrastructure suppliers like public utilities, and companies doing business with these agencies. SecureCRT is the tool of choice for network professionals around the world, combining a feature-filled terminal emulator with the security of the Secure Shell (SSH) protocol. SecureFX is a versatile file transfer application that supports SFTP using an encrypted SSH2 connection for secure transfers, or standard FTP for nonsecure transfers.

VanDyke Software has partnered with RSA Security, Inc. to use the BSAFE Crypto-C Micro Edition cryptography module which has been tested by Atlan Laboratories, an accredited testing laboratory for FIPS compliance. This module has met all Level 1 requirements for FIPS 140-2 compliance when operated in FIPS Mode, which permits only FIPS-certified encryption algorithms to be used.

"SecureCRT 5.1 and SecureFX 3.1 also include advanced authentication options and a faster, easier way to establish multiple connections," said Maureen Jett, VanDyke Software’s Product Director. "These new releases address the needs of our customers in federal and state government and private sector companies who work with them who need to comply with the FIPS 140-2 regulations."

"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," Jett said. "The new features we've delivered in these releases address security and usability improvements suggested by our customers."

Fully-functional evaluation copies of SecureCRT and SecureFX 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 © 2006 VanDyke Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved. VanDyke Software, SecureCRT and SecureFX 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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