New VanDyke Release Improves Security of Secure Shell Authentication; SecureCRT(R) 3.4 Provides X.509 Support for Smart Cards and Tokens.ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ --
VanDyke Software, a leading provider of security and access software, announced today the official release of its SecureCRT 3.4 secure client for Microsoft(R) Windows(R). SecureCRT 3.4 introduces support for X.509-based digital certificates to allow SSH (Secure SHell) A security protocol for logging into a remote server. SSH provides an encrypted session for transferring files and executing server programs. Also serving as a secure client/server connection for applications such as database access and e-mail, SSH supports a connections to increase security by using smart cards and tokens for public key authentication.
"X.509 support expands the authentication choices of Secure Shell in a direction that helps companies manage network access," said Jeff P. Van Dyke, president of VanDyke Software. "X.509 in SecureCRT is a building block for any security-conscious organization that is moving toward increased security and better management of public keys."
SecureCRT's X.509 support enables highly secure two-factor public-key authentication with X.509-compatible smart cards like Gemplus and Rainbow Technologies iKey(TM). Two-factor authentication combines a password or passphrase with a physical device like a smart card. If a password is guessed or learned or a smart card lost or stolen, security cannot be compromised. Only the combination of both factors allows access.
SecureCRT 3.4 also increases public-key authentication options for connecting to SSH servers. The release supports the private and public key formats of OpenSSH software, a popular open-source implementation of the SSH protocol. Version 3.4 also is compatible with OpenSSH Agent forwarding, which allows transparent authentication to multiple linked servers after the first server has authenticated the user.
Encryption technology for SecureCRT is licensed from RSA Security, Inc., of San Mateo, California San Mateo is a city in San Mateo County, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is one of the larger suburbs on the San Francisco Peninsula, located between Burlingame to the north, Foster City to the East, and Belmont to the south. , http://www.rsasecurity.com. The DES and 3DES ciphers from RSA are certified for government use under the NIST (National Institute of Standards & Technology, Washington, DC, www.nist.gov) The standards-defining agency of the U.S. government, formerly the National Bureau of Standards. It is one of three agencies that fall under the Technology Administration (www.technology. FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standards) A series of publications issed by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) that specifies information security guidelines for federal government departments and agencies. 140-1 standard. SecureCRT's strong encryption technology is available outside the US and Canada, subject to export and import regulation by the U.S. and other governments.
SecureCRT 3.4 is priced at US$99 for a single license, US$850 for 10 licenses, and US$5700 for 100 licenses. SecureCRT is also available in a bundled version with SecureFX(R), a secure file transfer client, for US$129.00. The software supports Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows 98, and Windows 95. Fully functional evaluation software may be downloaded worldwide from www.vandyke.com.
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Albuquerque (pronounced [ˈæl.bə.kɚ.kiː], Spanish: [al.βu. . The VShell(TM) SSH2(R) server and SecureFX(R) secure file transfer client complete the company's secure product offering. Further information on VanDyke Software is available on the Internet at http://www.vandyke.com, by e-mail at Marc.Orchant@vandyke.com, or by calling (505) 332-5755.
VShell, SecureCRT, and SecureFX are trademarks or registered trademarks of VanDyke Software. SSH2 is a registered trademark of SSH Communications Security SSH Communications Security is a Finnish company that is based in Helsinki and was founded by Tatu Ylönen in 1995. It is known as the original developer of the Secure Shell protocol and it currently has about 80 employees. Oyj in the United States and/or other countries. All other products and services mentioned are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
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