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Secure File Transfer

Secure File Transfer with VanDyke Software

The internet is a simple, convenient, and cost-effective channel for data delivery—as long as your data is protected. Secure Shell prevents unauthorized access by enforcing authentication, providing strong data encryption, and preventing interception or modification of data while in transit. VanDyke Software's VShell®, SecureFX®, and SecureCRT® provide a complete solution for transferring files safely over the internet.

SecureFX, in combination with an SSH2 server like VanDyke's VShell secure access server, provides a secure file transfer solution that is as easy to use as standard file transfer protocol (FTP) but with the robust authentication, encryption, and data protection of the Secure Shell.

Graphic illustrating SFTP transfer with SecureFX

SFTP transfers with SecureFX use a single, secure channel for data transfer

Prior to the introduction of the SFTP protocol, it was popular to use SSH port forwarding to secure the control channel portion of a file transfer. However, this solution did nothing to secure the actual transfer of data. SecureFX can establish a Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) connection with an SSH2 server and conduct a completely secure file transfer.

SecureCRT, VanDyke's Secure Shell client, supports secure file transfers using the SFTP, Xmodem, and Zmodem protocols. VanDyke also offers the vcp and vsftp command-line utilities for secure file transfers from the command line. Like SecureFX's SFTP transfers, these file operations are fully secured by Secure Shell authentication and encryption.

SecureCRT's VCP utility for SCP file transfers

The vcp utility enables SCP file transfers via the command line

If you'd like to learn more about using Secure Shell for file transfers, download a copy of our free white paper, "Secure File Transfer with Secure Shell".

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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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