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SecureCRT 8.3 and SecureFX 8.3 Official from VanDyke Software Deliver Time-Saving UI Enhancements and New Encryption Options

Albuquerque, N.M. (November 9, 2017) — VanDyke Software®, a developer of multi-platform secure terminal emulation and secure file transfer software, today announced the official releases of SecureCRT® 8.3 and SecureFX® 8.3.

The 8.3 release provides customers with time-saving features that improve the look, feel, and performance of the user interface and make it faster and easier to connect to and manage sessions. SecureCRT introduces new built-in ANSI color schemes, including Solarized, so that customers can easily change the look of their terminal workspace. "The new color schemes are invaluable to my work environment," said Mark Dahlberg, a UNIX systems administrator at "The Solarized Dark color scheme has significantly reduced my eye strain and focuses my attention where it’s needed."

SecureCRT and SecureFX also add a Connect bar autocomplete that filters as soon as you start to type so that you can quickly find and connect to sessions.

Enhanced encryption support in the 8.3 releases includes ChaCha20/Poly1305, AES-GCM ciphers, and the UMAC-128 algorithm. SSH2 authentication options now include OpenSSH certificates.

SecureFX 8.3 improves synchronization performance when working with large numbers of files and folders, and scripting file transfers is easier with the ability to take actions based on exit codes that indicate why an operation failed.

A paste confirmation dialog in SecureCRT 8.3 displays the contents of the paste buffer, helping to prevent accidental pasting of multiple lines of text into a production or other critical server. Also new is line rewrapping of the text in the terminal area when the SecureCRT window is resized.

Availability of SecureCRT 8.3 (Official) and SecureFX 8.3 (Official)

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.

A fully-functional 30-day trial of SecureCRT 8.3 and SecureFX 8.3 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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