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SecureCRT® 5.5 and SecureFX® 4.5 releases add new ways to connect automatically to multiple sessions, password caching, and support for Windows Vista

Albuquerque, N.M. (April 5, 2007) — Delivering time-saving tools is the focus of the latest software releases from VanDyke Software, Inc., the developer of Secure Shell solutions that balance strong security with ease of use.

"Time strapped network administrators are always looking for ways to simplify and automate their processes," said Maureen Jett, VanDyke Software's Product Director. "With the SecureCRT 5.5 and SecureFX 4.5 releases, we provide new ways to connect automatically to multiple servers on startup using the built-in auto session, and to easily move between the terminal emulation and file transfer applications. We've also added a script recorder to SecureCRT. This makes scripting of repetitive functions easier to do on the fly and brings scripting within reach of less experienced users."

Auto starting with a given folder is tremendously useful," said a SecureCRT customer using the new 5.5 release. "I also like the way you can right-click a folder and pick Connect in Tabs, which opens each item located in the folder in a new tab."

"We've also looked at interoperability and compatibility with these releases," said Jett. "Customers find it difficult to deal with key formats for public-key authentication. They were asking for more options and flexibility, so we've added support for OpenSSH format keys. Windows Vista is also supported with these new releases."

To further improve integration of SecureCRT and SecureFX, SSH2 session passwords can be cached like passphrases, so that you don't have to re-enter passwords. This builds on the applications' ability to share session settings, public-key storage, and other configuration elements. Toolbar buttons in both applications make it easy to switch between terminal emulation and file transfer activities.

Armed with strong encryption, trusted authentication, and data integrity, you can confidently exchange electronic data over public networks. SecureCRT is the tool of choice for IT professionals who are responsible for network administration and end-user access where security is critical, 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, FTP over SSL, as well as standard FTP. VanDyke Software also offers the VShell Secure Shell server, which replaces Telnet and FTP for secure network administration and end-user access on Windows and UNIX platforms.

Fully-functional evaluation copies of SecureCRT and SecureFX can be downloaded from the company's website: Evaluators have full access to VanDyke's expert technical support to assist with installation, configuration, and testing.

About VanDyke Software

IT professionals who are responsible for network administration and end-user access where security is critical rely on VanDyke Software's rock solid and easy to configure software. The company develops secure, standards-based data access, file transfer, and communications software for internet and intranet use by corporations, government, and education. VanDyke Software consistently delivers accurate, responsive support, and addresses its customers' evolving needs with timely product enhancements. VanDyke offers a fully-supported 30-day evaluation of its products prior to purchase. For more information about VanDyke Software, visit the company's web site at


Copyright © 2007 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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