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SecureCRT 8.5 and SecureFX 8.5 Beta Releases from VanDyke Software Give Network Administrators New Ways to Work More Efficiently and Reduce Errors

Albuquerque, N.M. (June 28, 2018) — VanDyke Software®, a developer of multi-platform secure terminal emulation and secure file transfer software, today announced the beta release of SecureCRT® 8.5 and SecureFX® 8.5. The new releases focus on helping network administrators work more efficiently and reduce errors.

SecureCRT 8.5 introduces a Button Bar Manager for adding, deleting, duplicating, and arranging multiple button bars. "The new Button Bar Manager gives me one-click access to multiple button bars," said software engineer, Scott Boyd. "I log into the same servers multiple times during the day, so I created a button bar to more efficiently access those systems. Additionally, I have a button bar with commands that I use regularly throughout the day. By creating a Commands button on the Server button bar, I'm able to quickly jump to that button bar and run the commands I need. I also have a Server button on the Commands button bar in case I need to quickly connect to another server. This feature has been a huge time saver in my daily tasks."

SecureCRT 8.5 helps reduce errors with an editable multi-line paste confirmation dialog. "Being able to review and edit the multi-line paste confirmation dialog is a game changer for my team," said David A. Torode, a network analyst with Beaumont Health. "This last fail safe before code gets entered saves us from making mistakes. My team gets a chance to review and validate that they are on the correct device and that there are no errors."

New GUI enhancements in SecureCRT 8.5 include a script status indicator that displays when a script is running in tabbed and tiled sessions, and the ability to use the Command window to send commands to all sessions, the visible session, or the active session. Also new is the ability to save ad hoc sessions.

SecureFX 8.5 introduces a Bookmark Manager that can be used to add, delete, and edit bookmarks as well as copy them from another session. A single application window ensures that when SecureFX is running, new sessions that are launched from SecureCRT, the desktop, or the command line will open in the existing SecureFX application window. SecureFX 8.5 also includes SFXCL enhancements for customizing output and to provide more options for automated file transfers.

Availability of SecureCRT 8.5 (Beta) and SecureFX 8.5 (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.

A fully-functional 30-day trial of SecureCRT 8.5 (beta) and SecureFX (beta) 8.5 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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