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New In SecureCRT® 9.3

Command-line utilities
Securely automate your routine file transfer, shell, and public-key administration tasks with this suite of standalone CLI utilities. 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. On Windows, the standalone VRALib COM API lets customers create scripts for SSH2 connections.

Screenshot of vsftp, one of SecureCRT's command-line tools
SecureCRT's command-line tools include vsftp, which allows automation of secure file transfer activities.

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.

"The option to set keyword highlight styles (such as reverse video) on a per keyword basis gives me more flexibility." —Matthew Ahlgren, Network Engineer, Ericsson

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 have been added to further assist administrators with enforcing security best practices:

  • Disable terminal-based file transfer protocols (Kermit, X|Y|Zmodem, Send/Receive ASCII/Binary)
  • Disable Expect/Send logon actions and logon scripts
  • Suppress the prompt for a configuration passphrase choice the first time SecureCRT runs

Preserve application window size
A new global option preserves the application window size when a session is opened.

"The new functionality that preserves the application window size when opening an initial sessions works exactly as expected. Thank you for adding this improvement to your excellent application." —Robert Emmelot, SecureCRT customer

Specify saved credentials
You now can specify saved credentials in "Send" Logon Actions.

Platform support
Support has been added for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS 64-bit.

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.


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

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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