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VanDyke Official Release of VShell 2.0 Extends Secure File Transfer Capabilities for Enterprise Servers

Albuquerque, N.M. (April 2, 2002) — VanDyke Software™, a developer of customer-driven software solutions, today announced the official release of version 2.0 of its VShell™ SSH2™ server for Windows NT® and Windows 2000®. VShell 2.0 extends any Windows server's ability to act as a focal point for information sharing in corporate, government, and educational environments with the robust security of the Secure Shell protocol.

VShell 2.0 introduces multiple SFTP root access points, a first for SSH servers on the Windows platform. This feature provides system administrators with unprecedented control of user access to designated network folders. Employees, telecommuters, business partners, and customers can be assigned access to different network folders based on their roles. SFTP is an SSH2 protocol that provides authentication, encryption, and data integrity for file transfer.

"The ability to discretely allow or deny access to specific information based on user identity opens up a new spectrum of possibilities for sharing proprietary information securely," said Jeff P. Van Dyke, president of the company. "VShell 2.0 makes it possible for mission critical data to be distributed securely and confidently throughout an organization. Our native approach to file transfer and user access makes VShell the obvious choice for companies using Windows servers."

VShell uses Windows NT Access Control Lists (ACLs) to align network access and file transfer privileges with a company's security policies and it installs as a native Control Panel in Windows NT and Windows 2000 servers. The new release also provides an option for automatic generation of host keys following an unattended installation. This can greatly simplify enterprise-wide installations of VShell on multiple servers.

VanDyke Software is a worldwide leader in standards-based Internet communications software for Windows clients and servers. The company develops quality data access, file transfer, and communications software for Internet and intranet use by corporations, government, and education. VanDyke sells and distributes its software over the Internet, offering 30-day evaluation of its products prior to purchase, and has more than 650,000 registered users in 103 countries. VanDyke products include the VShell™ server, SecureCRT® for remote access and data tunneling, SecureFX® for secure file transfer, the CRT terminal emulator for connecting to remote hosts, and AbsoluteFTP® for public file transfer.

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Copyright © 2002 VanDyke Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved. VanDyke Software, VShell, SecureCRT, SecureFX, and AbsoluteFTP are trademarks or registered trademarks of VanDyke Software, Inc. 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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