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Beta Software

VanDyke Software products are tested in open beta release. Access to beta software allows you to test new features as well as verify the functionality and reliability of the software in your specific environment. Licensed users can use their license information for beta releases as part of their one year of free software updates.

Current Beta Releases


SecureCRT 8.0 (beta 1) introduces UI enhancements that improve productivity and make it easier to manage sessions. Tab groups in SecureCRT for Windows allow you to compare the output of two sessions, group related sessions, and switch easily between them. On all platforms, the button bar icon color can be configured for easy-to-see visual cues. TN3270 emulation support expands the range of systems you can use with SecureCRT. Other improvements include Command window "Send characters immediately" mode, and encryption enhancements, including support for CAC cards (PKCS #11).



SecureFX 8.0 (beta 1) for Windows introduces an updated interface with new themes and toolbar icons as well as a task scheduler so you can schedule transfer and synchronize operations to be run once or at specified intervals. The Windows version includes a user-friendly UI for specifying CAPI or PKCS #11 certificates and support for X.509 authentication algorithms specified in RFC 6187. All platforms add support for using and generating ECDSA (RFC 5656) and Ed25519 keys.


VanDyke ClientPack

VanDyke ClientPack 8.0 (beta 1) for Windows improves X.509 public-key authentication with support for algorithms specified in RFC 6187. Also new on Windows is the ability to add X.509 v3 keys to the SSH agent.