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VShell Server 3.8 from VanDyke Software Gives System Administrators New Tools for Access Control and Real-Time Connection Monitoring

Albuquerque, N.M. (May 26, 2011) — VShell 3.8 server from VanDyke Software, Inc. helps organizations securely transfer files and access data with fine-grained access control and configuration options. The 3.8 release adds VShell Monitor, a real-time connection monitor, and enhanced settings for virtual root file and folder permissions.

"Today's system administrators are dealing with increased complexity in their network environments," said Jeff P. Van Dyke, President of VanDyke Software. "The ability to control, monitor, and log file access is more important than ever. In addition to triggers, VShell 3.8 provides a real-time window on VShell activity, allowing system administrators to respond to security events."

The new VShell Monitor tool lets system administrators view active connections to the VShell server. Also new is the ability to set virtual root file and folder permissions, allowing specific file and folder access to be set on a per-user, per-root basis. An auto-create function lets virtual root paths that use the %USER% variable to be automatically created when the user connects.

The VShell Secure Shell server replaces Telnet and FTP for secure network administration and end-user access on Windows and UNIX platforms. Precision control over privileges, the ability to fine-tune your Secure Shell environment, and a wide selection of strong authentication methods give you a flexible solution that grows with evolving business and security environment.

Fully-functional evaluation copies of VShell can be downloaded from the company's website: Evaluators have full access to VanDyke Software expert technical support to assist with installation, configuration, and testing.

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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