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VanDyke Software Launches SecureCRT for Apple iPad

Albuquerque, N.M. (October 27, 2014) — VanDyke Software, a developer of multi-platform secure terminal emulation and secure file transfer software, today announced the availability of SecureCRT® for iPad, the company’s first iOS-based IT administration product.

VanDyke’s focus since the company’s inception in 1995 has been developing secure access software that saves time for IT professionals, while allowing them to manage "anywhere access" for enterprise employees who need to work remotely and securely "tunnel" email, web, and corporate applications data. Before today's iOS platform product announcement, VanDyke Software provided its SecureCRT product on Windows®, Mac®, and Linux® platforms. SecureCRT for iPad enables remote access away from the desk and away from the office, increasing network administrators’ productivity, flexibility, and mobility—major benefits for busy IT professionals.

"For the last few years we’ve seen an increased use of tablets, and more specifically the iPad. People are becoming accustomed to being able to carry their devices and productivity apps with them and work from anywhere. For network administrators and IT managers, there’s a need for software that extends the use of these devices, allowing them to securely access data and perform IT administration tasks without compromising enterprise security," said Maureen Jett, product director for SecureCRT at VanDyke Software. "With SecureCRT on their iPad, IT professionals charged with facilitating remote data access for enterprise employees now have the freedom to be on-the-go themselves."

"SecureCRT for iPad makes it easier for me to perform quick checks on customer systems without having to boot a computer," said John G. Palma, principal and network architect at JKD Group, LLC. "It's an indispensable tool that's much simpler to carry around. Navigating the SecureCRT terminal screen is straightforward compared to competing products—SecureCRT is simply easier."

SecureCRT for iPad offers the following key features and benefits:

  • Customize session settings for emulation, appearance, logon, authentication, and more.
  • Organize sessions into folders.
  • Import sessions from SecureCRT for Windows, Mac, or Linux.
  • Run multiple sessions at the same time.
  • Connect to the same session or host multiple times.
  • Choose from emulations like VT100/102/220, ANSI, SCO ANSI, Wyse 50/60, Xterm, and Linux console. All emulations supported on SecureCRT for Windows, Mac, and Linux are supported on iOS.
  • Troubleshoot connections with trace options.

Availability for SecureCRT for iPad

SecureCRT for iPad is available for download from the Apple App store for an introductory price of $9.99 at

For more information about VanDyke Software and SecureCRT for iPad, visit the VanDyke Software website at

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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