ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- VanDyke Software ®, a developer of multi-platform secure terminal emulation and file transfer software, today announced the official release of the VShell ® 3.9 server. The VShell server is a secure alternative to Telnet and FTP providing the strong encryption, robust authentication, and data integrity of Secure Shell. VShell 3.9 extends support for FTPS to the UNIX platform, allowing secure file transfer using the FTP protocol with SSL/TLS encryption. VShell with FTPS can also be configured to support plain-text connections via FTP for those who may require legacy connectivity. This latest release also adds support for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. VShell 3.9 server introduces new configuration options, including the ability in the Windows version to change virtual root permissions from the VShellConfig command-line utility. New connection filters have also been added to the subconfiguration options. "One very powerful aspect of VShell is its configurability – particularly the ability to set access permissions on a per-user, per-group basis," said Jeff P. Van Dyke, President of VanDyke Software. "With VShell 3.9 for Windows we've added this capability to the command-line. Network administrators can now remotely configure the user database, access control, and virtual root settings using VShellConfig." The VShell Secure Shell server replaces Telnet and FTP for secure network administration and end-user access on Windows and UNIX platforms. Precision control over privileges, the ability to fine-tune your Secure Shell environment, and a wide selection of strong authentication methods give you a flexible solution that grows with evolving business and security environment. Fully-functional evaluation copies of VShell can be downloaded from the company's website: http://www.vandyke.com. Evaluators have full access to VanDyke Software's expert technical support to assist with installation, configuration, and testing. A public discussion forum about the applications can be found at: http://forums.vandyke.com. 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 http://www.vandyke.com. SOURCE VanDyke Software, Inc.