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SecureCRT 9.1 and SecureFX 9.1 from VanDyke Software Add Support for macOS Big Sur and Introduce New Enhancements for Increased Productivity

SecureCRT for Windows adds an Active Sessions Manager for easy viewing of all open sessions. SecureFX now supports S3-compatible services in addition to Amazon AWS S3 buckets.

Albuquerque, N.M. (September 2, 2021) — VanDyke Software®, a developer of multi-platform secure terminal emulation and secure file transfer software, today announced the official releases of SecureCRT® 9.1 and SecureFX® 9.1.

Active Sessions Manager for Easy Viewing of Open Sessions

"We developed the dockable Active Sessions Manager in response to customer requests for a way to make working with a large number of connections easier," said Maureen Jett, Product Director. "Now in SecureCRT for Windows, all open sessions can be viewed at a glance in the Active Sessions Manager. Open sessions can also be found quickly using the filter bar."

Individuals responsible for managing a wide variety of hosts can now leverage the organizational power and convenience of SecureCRT's session manager for their RDP connections as well.

"The Active Sessions Manager makes the workflow better than ever," said Michael Bladowski, a SecureCRT customer. "This and the hotkeys are not just small fixes — they are the best and fastest way to choose an open session since I've been using SecureCRT."

macOS Big Sur Support and Toolbar/Title Bar Integration

SecureCRT and SecureFX for macOS now support Big Sur. On the macOS platforms, a more modern interface recaptures valuable screen space by integrating toolbar items with the title bar.

Improved Usability and Visual Presentation

SecureCRT 9.1 for Windows expands on its extensive session customization options to add customization to the built-in scratchpad and script editor tabs. The ability to select fonts and colors improves readability. To increase efficiency, a scratchpad can be set up as an auto session that is opened when SecureCRT starts.

SecureFX 9.1 for Windows provides an improved visual experience by using the display theme’s foreground and background colors everywhere. Remote and local panes now have a light background for light themes and a dark background for dark themes, giving SecureFX a cohesive appearance that matches SecureCRT’s.

Algorithm Support

On all platforms, existing OpenSSH agent support in SecureCRT and SecureFX now allows for rsa-sha2-256 and rsa-sha2-512 signature formats.

Improved S3 Support for Secure Cloud Storage

SecureFX 9.1 adds support for S3-compatible services in addition to AWS, facilitating more convenient cloud file sharing with employees, clients, and vendors without compromising security.

SecureCRT 9.1 and SecureFX 9.1 Include Technical Support During Evaluation

Fully-functional evaluation copies of SecureCRT and SecureFX 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 during the 30-day evaluation period.

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 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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