VanDyke Software® Releases SecureCRT® 6.7 Beta for Linux

New release delivers advanced session management, security, and emulation for Windows, Mac, and now Linux

Mar 08, 2011, 13:59 ET from VanDyke Software, Inc.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VanDyke Software, a developer of multi-platform terminal emulation software and security solutions, today announced the beta release of SecureCRT 6.7 for Linux.  This new release offers Linux users powerful session management, advanced security, and time-saving automation tools in a tabbed GUI terminal emulator.

With SecureCRT 6.7, network administrators now have one client solution that works on Windows, Mac, and Linux (currently Ubuntu and Red Hat) platforms.  Ken Clifford, a network engineer who tested the pre-beta release, said, "I love that the user community will be able to use this client to access their local shell, which gives them a one client solution for not only remote sessions but also for the terminal."  This new release features local shell support, a customizable button bar, tabbed sessions for switching connections, and instant feedback on session status.

SecureCRT's automation tools include embedded Python scripting support and a script recorder.  "Scripting allows me to formulate a list of mundane tasks into an executable file that will do bulk configurations," said Karl Crous, a network team leader at University of Waikato.  "I've used other terminal applications, but I found SecureCRT to be the best."

Joseph Dougherty at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute evaluated the 6.7 release for his educational networking lab, saying, "The tabbed SecureCRT GUI and, even more importantly, scripting support are extraordinarily useful in our setting – the less time students waste opening up connections and doing device wipes and reloads, the better."

VanDyke Software's SecureCRT is a terminal client that helps network administrators manage secure remote access and securely "tunnel" e-mail, web, and corporate application data.  The beta release of SecureCRT 6.7 can be downloaded and evaluated at no charge for 30 days from the VanDyke Software website at

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 Shell server.  For more information about VanDyke Software, visit the company's website at

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