SecureCRT® (Beta)

SecureCRT client for Windows, Mac, and Linux provides rock-solid terminal emulation for computing professionals.

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SecureCRT® (Beta)

SecureCRT client for Windows, Mac, and Linux provides rock-solid terminal emulation for computing professionals, raising productivity with advanced session management and a host of ways to save time and streamline repetitive tasks. SecureCRT provides secure remote access, file transfer, and data tunneling for everyone in your organization.


Whether you are replacing Telnet or Terminal, or need a more capable secure remote access tool, SecureCRT is an application you can live in all day long. With the solid security of SSH, extensive session management, and advanced scripting, SecureCRT will help raise your productivity to the nth degree.

  • Keyword Highlighting

    Highlight individual words, phrases, or substrings in the session window to identify errors in log files or streaming output and to highlight prompts. Regular expressions are also supported, making it easier to highlight strings like IP addresses. Keyword display attributes (bold, reverse video, and color) can be combined.

  • Tabbed Sessions

    Tabs and tab groups allow you to organize sessions in a variety of ways so that you can get more done in less time. Tabs can be grouped vertically or horizontally, allowing you to compare the output of two sessions, group related sessions together, or work in one tab while monitoring the output from a command in another tab and then go back to a single tab group when the command has finished.

  • Command Manager

    Streamline repetitive tasks with the dockable Command Manager, which makes it easy to organize commands into named folders, filter commands by name, and launch them with a double click or by pressing Enter. Commands and command folders can also be shared with the button bar and vice versa.

  • Scripting

    Use Python and ActiveX scripts to save time and automate tasks. Python 3 is supported on Windows, macOS, Ubuntu Linux, and RHEL 8. On Windows, edit scripts directly in a tab without leaving SecureCRT.

  • Credentials Manager

    The Credentials Manager simplifies local password management within SecureCRT and SecureFX. Rather than specifying credentials for each saved session, sessions can reference an entry in the local Credentials Manager, making it easier to update stored passwords. This is especially helpful when monthly, weekly, or even daily password changes are required.

Key Benefits

Securely access business applications on UNIX, Linux, or VMS from machines running Windows, Linux, and Mac — employ the rich emulation support for VT100/102/220, TN3270, ANSI, SCO ANSI, Wyse 50/60, Xterm, and Linux console.

Configure, manage, and organize all your sessions with full control over scrollback, key mappings, colors, fonts, and more — whether you have one or thousands of sessions.

Access your full array of network devices from one client with SSH (SSH2, SSH1), Telnet, Telnet/TLS, serial, RDP (Windows only), and other protocols.

Leverage the high-productivity GUI with time-saving capabilities including multi-session launch, tabbed sessions, tab groups, tiled sessions, cloned sessions, a button bar and Command Manager for repeated commands, and mapped keys.

Depend on the open standard Secure Shell (SSH) protocol for encrypted logon and session data, flexible authentication options, and optional FIPS 140-2 -approved ciphers.

Automate repetitive tasks in SecureCRT by running scripts using VBScript, JScript, PerlScript, or Python. The script recorder builds your keystrokes into a VBScript or Python script.

Implement smart cards for highly secure, two-factor authentication. SecureCRT supports X.509 smart cards (PIV/CAC) with the ability to select a specific certificate to be used for public-key authentication.

Transfer files between network devices with SFTP, Xmodem, Ymodem, Zmodem, or Kermit. A built-in TFTP server provides additional file transfer flexibility.

Save steps with the close integration of SecureCRT and the SecureFX® file transfer client, which share sessions and settings that let you run SFTP, FTPS (FTP/TLS), HTTPS (WebDAV and Amazon S3), SCP, FTP, and HTTP file transfer sessions without reentering passwords.

Learn more about SecureCRT features.

New in SecureCRT 9.3 (Beta)


Command-line utilities
Securely automate your routine file transfer, shell, and public-key administration tasks with this suite of standalone command-line utilities (formerly the VanDyke ClientPack). Save time by using these commands in batch files or shell scripts for setting up new users, updating configurations, backing up files, and rotating logs.

Keyword highlighting enhancements
You now have even more granular control over attributes such as bold and reverse, and the "Match case" option, which can be applied to individual keywords. Entering complex regular expressions for keyword highlighting is easier with an increased character limit for keywords, a larger keyword text box in the Edit Keyword dialog, and the ability to resize the Keyword List Properties dialog.

SSH2 algorithm support
SecureCRT now supports the x509v3-rsa2048-sha256 algorithm for authentication (RFC 6187) and the ability to use the algorithms and as OpenSSH certificate types. On Windows, SecureCRT supports using rsa-sha2-256 and rsa-sha2-512 public-key algorithms as raw SSH2 keys for CAPI certificates (RFC 8332) as well as using x509v3-ecdsa-sha2 algorithms from RFC 6187 for keys in the CAPI store and as raw SSH2 keys.

Auto check for updates
Ensure you are running the latest version of SecureCRT by checking for updates automatically at startup. When this option is selected, SecureCRT automatically checks for an update that is valid with the current license.

Administrative options (Windows)
New administrative options help enforce security best practices such as disabling non-secure file transfers, Expect/Send logon actions, and logon scripts. To simplify installation, administrators can now suppress the prompt for a configuration passphrase the first time SecureCRT runs.


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