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SecureCRT 8.1 and SecureFX 8.1 Beta Releases from VanDyke Software Bring Updated UI to Mac and Linux Platforms and Improve Productivity with New Ways to Organize and View Sessions

Albuquerque, N.M. (October 27, 2016) — VanDyke Software®, a developer of multi-platform secure terminal emulation and secure file transfer software, today announced the beta releases of SecureCRT® 8.1 and SecureFX® 8.1.

SecureCRT and SecureFX 8.1 (beta) introduce a new main toolbar for Mac and Linux platforms. Mac and Linux versions also have improved smart card (PIV/CAC) support.

SecureCRT 8.1 brings tab groups to Mac and Linux versions (previously only available for Windows), making it easy to compare the output of two sessions, group related sessions, and switch easily between groups. "Tab groups give system administrators another tool to save time when working with multiple sessions," said Maureen Jett, Product Director for SecureCRT. "The new feature makes it easy to quickly switch between sessions. You can also create a temporary tab group so you can work in one tab while monitoring command output from another tab."

Also new for SecureCRT 8.1 are a hex view for debugging serial communication, new Command window options to send commands to tab groups or visible sessions, and the ability to add keywords using the right-click menu.

SecureFX 8.1 introduces synchronized file browsing for lockstep navigation of local and remote folders that have the same directory structure. Server-to-server synchronization makes it easier to roll out changes to a production server, to do backups, and to do replication.

Availability of SecureCRT 8.1 (Beta) and SecureFX 8.1 (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 TLS, or SCP for secure transfers, or standard FTP for nonsecure transfers.

Fully-functional evaluations copies of SecureCRT 8.1 and SecureFX 8.1 can be downloaded from the VanDyke Software website at Evaluators have full access to VanDyke Software's expert technical support to assist with installation, configuration, and testing.

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 file transfer server. The company also offers a mobile app, SecureCRT for iOS, which is available for purchase from the Apple App store. 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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