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Van Dyke Ships Release Candidate of VShell™ Server 1.0 for Windows

Albuquerque, N.M. (November 16, 2000) — Van Dyke Technologies, Inc., a provider of quality Internet software, announced today the second public beta release of VShell Server 1.0 for Windows NT® and Windows 2000®. VShell Server Beta 2 is the first official release candidate for the 1.0 release, with secure file transfer supported through the Secure File Transfer protocol (SFTP) of Secure Shell™ protocol version 2 (SSH2™).

In addition to secure file transfer with SFTP, core capabilities of VShell Server include a command shell for encrypted Windows command-line access and encrypted tunneling of application data. The Beta 2 release completes VShell's SFTP capabilities with a configuration option to set the user’s root folder during SFTP sessions. This allows administrators to choose a server drive and path as the top-level folder users may access.

"Many customers requested a complete secure file transfer solution for Windows," said Jeff P. Van Dyke, president of Van Dyke Technologies, Inc. "SecureCRT and SecureFX® together with VShell Server give them a client-server solution based on open Internet standards like SSH2, with the knowledge that our company develops and supports both client and server applications. Users can upload and download confidential and proprietary information to financial and medical databases, research data providers and other information systems with a very high level of security."

Two other software releases in November 2000 bring the file transfer capabilities of Van Dyke’s secure product suite to a new level. The SecureCRT 3.2 SSH client includes a VCP utility to allow secure, scriptable file transfers from the command line, and the SecureFX 1.9 FTP application takes advantage of SFTP services in VShell and other SSH2 servers with an easy-to-use graphical interface.

Fully functional evaluation software may be downloaded from The secure product suite is sold in VShell Starter Kits combining VShell Server with SecureCRT and SecureFX client licenses, starting at $399, with an introductory price of $329 through January 31, 2001. VShell Server is available in three versions, VShell Personal, VShell Workgroup, and VShell Enterprise, allowing an increasing number of concurrent client connections. VShell Server’s strong encryption technology is available for export outside the U.S., subject to export and import regulation by the U.S. and other governments.

Van Dyke Technologies 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. VShell, SecureCRT, and SecureFX are trademarks 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.

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