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VanDyke Software Announces the Release of VShell 4.6 (Beta) Secure File Transfer Server

VShell 4.6 (Beta) Enterprise Edition with HTTPS provides the convenience of Single Sign On for Windows. New automation capabilities save time and resources.

Albuquerque, N.M. (November 5, 2020) — VanDyke Software®, a developer of multi-platform secure terminal emulation and secure file transfer software, announced the beta release of VShell® 4.6 Server.

Windows Single Sign On (SSO) Support for HTTPS Connections

VShell Enterprise Edition with HTTPS provides organizations with simple, web-based secure file transfer.

VShell HTTPS 4.6 supports Single Sign On (SSO) for Windows, giving end users a convenient way to log on and reduce helpdesk workload.

"Single Sign On makes managing end-user accounts even easier," said Danielle Argiro, Product Manager for VShell. "Eliminating the additional sign on reduces the risk of end users locking themselves out of their accounts. This reduces log on assistance requests for busy help desks and system administrators."

New Trigger Variables Expand Automation Capabilities

VShell provides triggers for automated data and business processing, with the ability to run commands or transfer files in response to events such as files being uploaded.

VShell 4.6 expands these automation capabilities with new trigger variables for customized file renaming and file transfer summaries.

New options for renaming files and folders include the insertion of parameters such as dates, timestamps, session IDs, protocols, and more. Logout triggers allow commands to be automatically run using file transfer summary variables, such as the number and list of files transferred during the session. On Windows, logout triggers can automatically send email notifications with the file transfer summary information.

Other VShell 4.6 Enhancements

VShell 4.6 adds support for RSA keys with SHA-256 and SHA-512, for use with host keys and public-key authentication.

Supported Linux platforms now include Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

VShell 4.6 Beta Includes Technical Support During Evaluation

Fully-functional evaluation copies of VShell 4.6 Beta can be downloaded from the VanDyke Software website at VShell evaluators have full access to VanDyke Software's expert technical support to assist with installation, configuration, and testing during the 60-day VShell evaluation period.

Argiro said, "Our multi-protocol file transfer server combines security with convenience and flexibility. And, it’s backed by real people who will be there to help when needed. With VShell, you can offer a wide range of file transfer capabilities to your organization and external partners with confidence."

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 evaluation period 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 file transfer server. The company also offers a mobile app, SecureCRT for iOS, which is available for purchase from the Apple App store. 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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