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VanDyke’s Secure Shell clients for remote access and file transfer add new ways to streamline session management and administration tasks with scripting and new search and logon capabilities

Albuquerque, N.M. (August 21, 2008) — VanDyke Software, a developer of Secure Shell solutions that balance strong security with ease of use, today announced the official reeleases of SecureCRT 6.1 and SecureFX 6.1

SecureCRT 6.1 introduces new scripting capabilities that allow system administrators to automate routine activities. "Scripting allows our customers, mostly busy IT professionals, to save time by automating certain processes," said Maureen Jett, VanDyke Software's Product Director. "In this release, we focused on adding internal scripting functionality. In addition to accessing the clipboard and session options, we added the ability to send special keys, which makes it easier to create scripts that are protocol and emulation independent."

"We also made it easier to script logons by allowing you to enter Secure Shell logon credentials in the terminal window, and to save usernames and passwords with keyboard-interactive authentication. And, to help customers quickly make use of SecureCRT’s scripting capabilities, we’ve added example scripts to the program." Other new features include the ability to search from the Connect dialog, disconnect and reconnect all tabbed sessions, and launch a remote command or application on connect.

Site synchronization is simple and fast in SecureFX 6.1 with a synchronize database and the ability to use an active session for synchronization activities. SecureFX speeds up navigation by using context menu items to move back, forward, to the parent folder, to the home folder, to the root folder, and to the current folder in Explorer. Like SecureCRT 6.1, the SecureFX 6.1 Connect dialog allows searching for sessions, hosts, folder, or keywords.

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. The VanDyke ClientPack combines a powerful set of command-line utilities for securely automating routine file transfer, shell, and public-key administration tasks on Windows, Linux, and UNIX.

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.


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 website at


Copyright © 2008 VanDyke Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved. VanDyke Software, VShell, 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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