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VanDyke launches Mac beta of SecureCRT remote access app

updated 05:40 pm EDT, Wed August 4, 2010

Terminal emulator supports SSH, SFTP

VanDyke has posted a beta version of SecureCRT for Mac OS X. The software is a Terminal client managing secure remote access to channel e-mail, web and corporate data across sites. Mac support comes by way of an early v6.6 release, allowing users to switch between Macs and PCs with the same interface across both platforms. The Mac code includes automation and emulation capabilities, and session management supporting over 5,000 sessions.

Network administrators can access and manage applications, configure routers, work on web servers and run maintenance. The software supports SSH1, SSH2, Telnet, serial and SFTP protocols, and utilizes Python scripting.

The beta requires Mac OS X 10.5 and supports Snow Leopard. It costs $100 -- beta buyers will get free upgrades when the software is finished in the fourth quarter.








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  1. denislemire

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +4

    Overpriced, unnecessary.

    Not sure how they're going to sell this. Mac OS X has ssh, scp and a proper terminal built in. The price point for their Windows software has been around $100 for as far back as I can remember. Why, oh why, would someone pay a relatively large sum of money for a software licenses that adds no capabilities that they didn't already have built into the OS?

  1. unevenmass

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    usefull for some

    I agree that for many Mac users this will be unnecessary. These users will never use Terminal.app either.

    The Terminal.app has limitations, importantly for me it does not support hardware serial ports

    As a Cisco engineer I shall certainly be trying it out simply for the serial access as Z-term hasn't been updated since 2002 and is the only reason I still have to install Rosetta.

    If I can send the break to cisco kit via my keyspan USB-Serial adapter I'm breaking out my credit card :-)

  1. facebook_John

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    Joined: Aug 2010

    +1

    still not useful

    unevenmass - for serial ports access, especially console to network devices, you might want to check out screen which also comes with the OS.

  1. facebook_Daniel

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    Joined: Aug 2010

    +1

    VT100 Emulation

    The problem is that with screen, the emulation for VT100 isn't entirely accurate. With Solaris server installs over serial, I've had many cases where after a while I've had to reset the terminal and/or screen just to get certain screen redraws to work, or have no access to the cursor keys. With these cases, I've had no issue using SecureCRT on Windows to do the same thing. Have also had similar problems using minicom.

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