Exporting Encryption Software

Encryption software may be exported from the USA to most countries with no delays.

VanDyke Software security products are available worldwide under U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security regulations governing strong encryption software. Other countries may impose import restrictions as well.

SecureCRT®, SecureFX® and the VanDyke ClientPack may be downloaded by users worldwide after an automated export screen. VShell® may be downloaded by users from the 31 countries listed below, and other customers may request software from VanDyke Sales.

SecureCRT, SecureFX and VanDyke ClientPack Export

SecureCRT, SecureFX, and VanDyke ClientPack licenses can be sold to customers worldwide under the unrestricted status provisions of the "ENC" export license exemption. Under ENC rules, export licenses are not required. The export control classification number (ECCN) is 5D002.

Unrestricted export status allows export to individuals, companies, and foreign government users, with an export check for denied parties. Export is not allowed to countries where commerce is prohibited under U.S. trade sanctions or to certain individuals and companies - see Sanctioned Countries and Denied Parties below.

VShell Export

VShell software is available for immediate download from any of the 31 countries listed below. Outside those countries, VShell software may be evaluated and licensed for personal, commercial, and most government use. To request software releases from outside these 31 countries, please contact VanDyke Sales.

VShell can be exported worldwide under the "ENC" export license exemption. Note that this is a different set of regulations than the "unrestricted ENC" distribution for SecureCRT and SecureFX. Under ENC rules, export licenses are not required. The ECCN is 5D002.

VShell can be downloaded from Canada and the following member states of the European Union (EU) "license-free zone" without restriction on the type of use.

Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Outside Canada and the EU "license-free zone", VShell is restricted for export to certain government end-users as defined below.

Exports to U.S. Subsidiaries & Foreign Companies

Wholly-owned subsidiaries of U.S. companies may export all VanDyke secure products to any country other than the sanctioned countries listed below. Under previous ENC export regulations, U.S. company subsidiaries and foreign companies in financial and medical industries were eligible to purchase SecureCRT. Any VanDyke customers who purchased SecureCRT licenses under the these exemptions may continue to buy under the new regulations. Under ENC rules, export licenses are not required. The ECCN is 5D002.

Sanctioned Countries and Denied Parties

The following are countries where sales of strong encryption technology are prohibited.

Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria

The U.S. Departments of State, Treasury, and Commerce maintain lists of companies, organizations, and individuals with which U.S. companies are prohibited from trading. VanDyke is required to screen all export sales against these lists. Orders may be cancelled based on screening results.

Definition of "Government end-user"

Definition of "Government end-user" as applied to encryption items.

A government end-user is any foreign central, regional or local government department, agency, or other entity performing governmental functions; including governmental research institutions, governmental corporations or their separate business units (as defined in part 772 of the EAR) which are engaged in the manufacture or distribution of items or services controlled on the Wassenaar Munitions List, and international governmental organizations. This term does not include: utilities (including telecommunications companies and internet service providers); banks and financial institutions; transportation; broadcast or entertainment; educational organizations; civil health and medical organizations; retail or wholesale firms; and manufacturing or industrial entities not engaged in the manufacture or distribution of items or services controlled on the Wassenaar Munitions List.

Encryption Export Policy Information

For more information, see the following U.S. government web sites.

U.S. Department of Commerce
Bureau of Industry and Security

If you have questions about export, please contact VanDyke Sales.

This page was last updated June 7, 2007.
This page reflects BIS regulations through December 9, 2004.

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