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SocketTools Secure Visual Edition

by Catalyst Development Corporation - Product Type: Component / ActiveX OCX

SocketTools Secure Visual Edition now is available as part of SocketTools Visual Edition.

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Provide secure communications over the Internet or your intranet. SocketTools Secure Visual Edition is a collection of controls that supports secure data connections over TCP/IP. It includes client interfaces for SSL-compliant versions of virtually all application protocols including file transfer (FTPS), email (SMTPS/POP3S), web (HTTPS), Telnet, MIME, Ping, and more. Supports three standard security protocols: SSL V2.0/3.0, PCT V1.0, and TLS V1.0. The package includes all of the non-secure components plus the secure components.

Screenshot of SocketTools Secure Visual Edition - ActiveX (.NET Ready) - V6.0

What's new in SocketTools Secure Visual Edition V6.0 SP3?

SocketTools 6.0 Service Pack 3 (SP3) has been released which includes updates for all of the components, documentation and examples.

What's new in SocketTools Secure Visual Edition V6.0?

SocketTools Secure Scription Edition 6.0 has been released and offers developers exciting new features, improved performance and full compatibility with the Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 operating systems. The version 6.0 components are compatible with version 4.0 and 5.0 and support side-by-side deployment, simplifying the upgrade process so that you can spend your time improving your software, not rewriting it.


The SocketTools Secure Visual Edition includes support for the industry standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Security Layer (TLS) protocols which are used to ensure that data exchanged between the local system and a remote host is secure and encrypted. The Secure Editions implement the major secure protocols such as HTTP, FTPS, SMTPS, POP3S, IMAPS and more. Your data is protected by industrial strength 128-bit encryption, with full support for client certificates. Using the popular SocketWrench component  that is part of SocketTools, you can also write your own, custom secure server applications. And there's no need for you to understand the details of certificate management, data encryption or how the security protocols work. All it takes is a few lines of code to enable the security features, and SocketTools handles the rest.

The following are just some of the features in the SocketTools Secure Visual Edition:

  • Standard ATL based ActiveX controls compatible with any COM compliant development tool
  • Low resource utilization and no external dependencies on third-party libraries
  • A comprehensive product with 18 ActiveX controls for all of the major protocols
  • Fully compatible with Visual Studio.NET, including Visual Basic.NET and C#
  • Includes both high level and lower level interfaces for maximum flexibility
  • Support for both synchronous and asynchronous network connections
  • Thread-safe implementation with full support for multithreaded applications
  • Support for proxy servers, including secure proxies, using FTP and HTTP
  • Support for the standard SSL and TLS security protocols with 128-bit encryption
  • Enable security features with just a few lines of code
  • Support for both implicit and explicit SSL and TLS connections
  • Create both secure client and server applications
  • Support for client certificates when required by the remote host
  • Support for using certificate files as well as using the Windows certificate store
  • No dependencies on third party SSL libraries
  • An extensive Developer's Guide and online Technical Reference

The following protocols are supported by the SocketTools Secure Visual Edition:

  • Domain Name Services (DNS)
  • File Encoding and Compression
  • File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
  • Finger Protocol
  • Gopher Protocol
  • Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
  • Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
  • Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP)
  • Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME)
  • Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP)
  • Post Office Protocol (POP)
  • Remote Access Services (RAS)
  • Remote Command Protocol
  • Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
  • Telnet Protocol
  • Terminal Emulation
  • Time Protocol
  • Whois Protocol
  • Windows Sockets

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