VShell® Server for Windows and UNIX

Whether you need file transfer or a wider range of remote access services, it takes reliable, configurable network access software to master evolving security threats and a rapidly changing business environment.

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VShell® 4.3 Server for Windows and UNIX

Specializing in Secure File Transfer

  • SFTP and SCP using Secure Shell
  • Secure FTP over TLS (FTPS) edition
  • Fine-grained user access control

VShell excels at file transfer security, with control of critical data access backed up by logging, monitoring, and automation capabilities.

Remote Access & Administration

  • Remote access
  • File transfer
  • Network administration

VShell delivers strong security for data in transit that is standards-based and multi-protocol, with fine-grained access control and configuration.

  • Access Control

    Grant access to VShell services by authorized users or groups. On an individual or group basis, allow or deny access to VShell services such as shell, SFTP, and port forwarding.

  • Virtual Roots

    Virtual root directories let you assign different root directory access points to users or groups. In Windows, assignment can be based on access control lists (ACLs).

  • Automation Triggers

    Configurable trigger conditions allow automated responses to server events such as login, logout, upload, and download, as well as file/folder create, delete, and rename.

  • Logging

    Selected server messages may be logged in the VShell log file, sent to the Windows system log or a remote syslog/syslog-ng server. Message groups include errors, warnings, informational, connection, authentication, SFTP, port forward, debug, LSA, and FTPS. The W3C extended log file format option allows the use of third party log tools to analyze VShell activity.

  • VShell Monitor

    VShell Monitor is a real-time connection monitoring tool that allows an administrator to view active connections to the VShell server. VShell Monitor can be set to start on administrator logon and provides easy access to the VShell Control Panel and Help.

Whether you need file transfer or a wider range of remote access services, it takes reliable, configurable network access software to master evolving security threats and a rapidly changing business environment.

"I downloaded VShell and set it up within a day. It's been very reliable and I haven't had a single bit of down time.  We leveraged the trigger feature to automatically upload files in real time into our production system."

—Jeramie Mercker, Software Architect, Georgia Municipal Assn.

Key Benefits

Provide strong, multi-protocol security for data in transit. The Secure Shell protocol delivers proven, open-standard authentication, encryption, and data integrity that let you provide a wide range of services to your organization with confidence. Adding FTP over TLS on VShell increases your protocol choices.

Control user access to features and files. VShell gives you extensive controls to manage privileges for shell, file transfer and other services. Examples include access control lists and virtual root directories.

Set up and configure easily. VShell installs and runs right "out of the box". Windows setup and configuration is made easy by the graphical control panel.

Monitor and log events with automation support. VShell triggers help you track and respond to events like failed logon attempts and uploaded files. Event logging supports security monitoring and regulatory compliance.

Use connection-based licensing to your advantage. VShell Administrator, Workgroup and Enterprise editions allow cost-effective licensing from one user to thousands. Adding the VShell FTPS edition gives you greater file transfer flexibility. Our support program includes expert technical support and regular maintenance releases.

Learn more about VShell Server features.

New for VShell Server 4.3


LDAP server user authentication: Login to VShell using credentials provided by an external LDAP server.

Manage user public keys: Easily add, remove, and view user and common public keys via the new manage-public-key interface.

Additional encryption options: Support for ChaCha20-Poly1305 authenticated encryption cipher.

UNIX virtual directory access permissions: Fine-grained control over virtual directory access permissions on UNIX. Specific file and folder access permissions can be set on a per user, per virtual directory basis.

VanDyke products are available for download and evaluation with a 30-day evaluation license. Evaluation software is fully functional and includes documentation.