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SecureCRT 8.1 and SecureFX 8.1 from VanDyke Software Improve System Administrator Productivity with New Ways to Organize and View Sessions

Latest releases feature an updated UI on Mac and Linux Platforms, SecureCRT tab groups and hex view, and SecureFX synchronized file browsing

Albuquerque, N.M. (January 26, 2017) — VanDyke Software®, a developer of multi-platform secure terminal emulation and secure file transfer software, today announced the official releases of SecureCRT® 8.1 SSH client and SecureFX® 8.1 secure file transfer client for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

SecureCRT 8.1 extends tab groups to Mac and Linux versions, which make it easy to compare the output of two sessions, group related sessions, and switch between groups. "This addition for tab groups is very thoughtful and helps a network engineer like me who deals with various routing/switching devices with different OSs and roles in the network," said Dhrumil Prajapati, a network engineer at SysNetwork Inc. "There are many instances where I have to issue simultaneous commands to same-type/group devices and this functionality is one of the best."

Also new for SecureCRT 8.1 are a hex view for debugging serial communication, new Command window options to send commands to tab groups or visible sessions, and the ability to add keywords using the right-click menu.

SecureFX 8.1 introduces synchronized file browsing for lockstep navigation of local and remote folders that have the same directory structure. "I use SecureFX to synchronize files from my desktop and laptop to a dedicated, remotely hosted server," said Phil Stone, an IT consultant. "The synchronized file browsing in SecureFX is a great time- and energy- saving feature which allows me to synchronize files in a quicker and more intuitive manner." Also new is server-to-server synchronization, which makes it easier to roll out changes to a production server, to do backups, and to do replication.

For Mac and Linux platforms, SecureCRT and SecureFX 8.1 also feature a new main toolbar and improved smart card (PIV/CAC) support.

Availability of SecureCRT 8.1 and SecureFX 8.1

VanDyke Software's SecureCRT is an SSH terminal client that helps IT professionals manage secure remote access and securely "tunnel" email, web, and corporate application data.  SecureFX meets your evolving file transfer needs with a single application that lets you choose between SFTP, FTP over TLS, or SCP for secure transfers, or standard FTP for nonsecure transfers.

Fully-functional evaluations copies of SecureCRT 8.1 and SecureFX 8.1 can be downloaded from the VanDyke Software website at Evaluators have full access to VanDyke Software's 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 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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