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About Evaluation Software

Evaluation Software

VanDyke Software believes strongly that no customer should have to buy software in order to find out how well it works. Software purchases should be based on thorough evaluation of the most current, fully functional technology. Users should be able to test every feature of a software package for functionality and compatibility. VanDyke Software software can be evaluated with no limitations in capabilities.

VanDyke client products are offered under a 30-day evaluation license. VanDyke server products are available for a 60-day evaluation license. In evaluation mode, all software functionality is available. VanDyke software should not be used beyond the expiration of the evaluation license. Individuals or organizations wishing to extend their evaluation license beyond the stated period can contact VanDyke Sales to request permission and receive instructions.


Evaluation software is available for download from VanDyke Software without charge. If permission is obtained in advance and redistribution instructions are followed, individuals and organizations may redistribute the evaluation software files on USB flash drives, cloud storage applications, or web sites. Request permission by contacting VanDyke Sales. For VShell®, SecureCRT®, and SecureFX®, customer information is required to acquire an evaluation copy. This is due to US Department of Commerce regulations restricting the export of encryption technology.

Beta Evaluation

Beta software releases are also offered for evaluation. The purpose of these releases is for customers to explore new capabilities and test the functionality and reliability of the software in their particular environment. Beta evaluation assists customers in more carefully planning their upgrade path. Combined with the standard One Year Software Updates policy, organizations can purchase software licenses with full knowledge of their upgrade strategy.

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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