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Secure FTP Client Release Targets Compatibility, Usability

Albuquerque, N.M. (July 24, 2000) — Van Dyke Technologies, Inc., a provider of quality Internet software, announced today the official release of SecureFX® 1.8 for Windows®. Usability and SSH2™ server compatibility are the key elements of the release.

SecureFX 1.8 improves session management with an enhanced Connect dialog. In addition, the SSH2 encryption component of SecureFX 1.8 is now fully compatible with current SSH2 servers from open-source and commercial providers, including OpenSSH 2.1.1. OpenSSH server software is available from

"Customers wanted to organize predefined sessions any way they like, and now with SecureFX 1.8 they can do this," said Jeff P. Van Dyke, president of Van Dyke Technologies, Inc. "the SecureFX session interface is now more like our SecureCRT® SSH client, making it easier to switch between the two applications."

SecureFX has support for both secure and standard FTP connections, making it a universal FTP tool for webmasters and other Internet professionals. For remote servers providing SSH2 server support, SecureFX can provide a fully encrypted FTP session, with a choice of encryption ciphers from RC4, 3DES and Twofish. Secure user authentication uses either encrypted passwords or DSA public- private keys of up to 1024 bits.

SecureFX is priced at US$59.95 for a single license, US$500 for 10 licenses and US$3500 for 100 licenses. The software supports Windows NT, Windows 98, and Windows 95. Fully functional evaluation software may be downloaded worldwide from

Van Dyke Technologies released its first product, the CRT terminal emulator, in 1995. The company is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Further information on Van Dyke Technologies is available on the Internet at, by sending e-mail to, or by calling (505) 332-5700.

©2000 Van Dyke Technologies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. SecureFX is a trademark of Van Dyke Technologies, Inc. Secure Shell, SSH, and SSH2 are trademarks or registered trademarks of SSH Communications Security Oyj in the United States and/or other countries. All other products and services mentioned are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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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