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SecureCRT 7.2 and SecureFX 7.2 Beta Releases from VanDyke Software Improve Workflow with a New Dockable Session Manager and Personal Data Folder

Albuquerque, N.M. (October 8, 2013) — VanDyke Software®, a developer of multi-platform secure terminal emulation and secure file transfer software, today announced the beta releases of SecureCRT® 7.2 and SecureFX® 7.2. On the Windows platform, SecureCRT and SecureFX now have a dockable session manager for quick access to sessions. On Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms, SecureCRT and SecureFX introduce a personal data folder for storing logon credentials separate from other session data.

"Many of our customers work with multiple, sometimes hundreds, of sessions at a time," said Maureen Jett, VanDyke Software's Product Director. "In that complex environment, opening a dialog to connect to or modify a session can be disruptive. With the session manager, sessions are viewed in a dockable pane that can be positioned on the left, right, top or bottom of the main program window. The session manager can also be undocked and used as a modeless dialog."

Discussing the convenience of the session manager, Scott Boyd, a network engineer and SecureCRT user, said, "The session manager is outstanding. I work with a lot of sessions and having the dockable window that I can also auto hide gives me very quick access to the sessions I use regularly."

Also new in the 7.2 beta releases is a personal data folder that allows usernames, passwords, and automated logon information to be stored separately from other configuration data. This allows personal data to be kept private while other configuration data is stored on a network drive or in the cloud so that it can be used on different systems or shared with colleagues.

SecureCRT 7.2 adds the ability to quickly zoom a session using the mouse or keyboard (Windows and Mac only) as well as a number of time-saving scripting enhancements. In SecureFX 7.2, SCP now supports Cisco and Juniper devices, and new options have been added to automatically synchronize files and to force ASCII or binary to be used for all files, reducing the interruption of manual prompts.

Availability of SecureCRT 7.2 Beta and SecureFX 7.2 Beta

VanDyke Software's SecureCRT is a terminal client that helps IT professionals manage secure remote access and securely "tunnel" email, web, and corporate application data. SecureFX meets your evolving file transfer needs with a single application that lets you choose between SFTP, FTP over SSL (TLS), or SCP for secure transfers, or standard FTP for nonsecure transfers.

To download a fully-functional evaluation copy of SecureCRT 7.2 (beta) or SecureFX 7.2 (beta), visit the VanDyke Software website at The 30-day evaluation period includes access to VanDyke Software’s technical support group.

About VanDyke Software, Inc.

Busy IT professionals depend on VanDyke Software to deliver rock-solid, easy-to-configure software for secure remote access, secure file transfer, terminal emulation, and remote administration. VanDyke Software offers a fully-supported 30-day evaluation of its products prior to purchase, providing both evaluators and customers with a higher level of service. The company's product offerings include the SecureCRT Secure Shell terminal emulator, the SecureFX secure file transfer client, the VanDyke ClientPack, and the VShell® Secure Shell server. For more information about VanDyke Software, visit the company's website at

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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