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SocketTools 9.2 Released

A new update for SocketTools is available for download. SocketTools 9.2 has been released and includes security and performance improvements, corrections and updated documentation. Version 9.2.9200.2450 was released on August 2nd, 2017. This is a complete product release that incorporates fixes from the previous general release, as well as all subsequent hotfixes. Developers who are currently using SocketTools 9.0 or later versions can upgrade to the current version for free.

This update includes general fixes, as well as compatibility updates for the latest Windows updates. While SocketTools will continue to support older Windows platforms such as Windows XP and Windows Vista for backwards compatibility, it is important to note that some critical security features are only available on newer versions of Windows. For example, support for TLS Session Resumption is only available on Windows 8 and later versions. Please review the release notes and product documentation for more information.

You can download the update using the same link that was provided to you when you ordered the software, or you can download the current version from the website. Developers who are using SocketTools 8.0 or earlier versions are eligible for an upgrade at a discounted price.

SocketTools Clarion Support Files

The SocketTools 9.1 Library Edition has function prototypes and constants available for the Clarion programming language. The minimum supported version of Clarion is 8.0 and we recommend that you use both the current release of SocketTools and Clarion in your projects. [Read More]

SocketTools 9.1 Released

A new update for SocketTools is available for download. SocketTools 9.1 has been released and includes updated support for the current Windows server and desktop platforms, along with Visual Studio 2017. Version 9.1.9100.2138 was released on March 24th, 2017. This is a complete product release that incorporates fixes from the previous general release, as well as all subsequent hotfixes. Developers who are currently using SocketTools 9.0 can upgrade to the current version for free.

This update includes fixes and improvements to security and performance, as well as internal changes for compatibility with the latest Windows updates. While SocketTools will continue to support older Windows platforms such as Windows XP and Windows Vista for backwards compatibility, it is important to note that some critical security features are only available on newer versions of Windows. For example, support for stricter security using TLS 1.2 and AES-256 is only available on Windows 7 and later versions.

You can download the update using the same link that was provided to you when you ordered the software, or you can download the current version from the website. Developers who are using SocketTools 8.0 or earlier versions are eligible for an upgrade at a discounted price.

SocketTools 9.0 Released

SocketTools 9.0 has been released and includes support for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016, along with new and improved security features that will enable your applications to be PCI DSS 3.1 compliant. This release also includes the FileTransfer and InternetMail components as part of each edition. There’s also been general improvements throughout all of the networking components, while continuing backwards compatibility with previous versions and older Windows platforms.

SocketTools includes both 32-bit and 64-bit components, along with support for IPv6, the next-generation Internet protocol. All three SocketTools editions include support for both standard and secure connections using TLS, SSL and SSH. The components can be installed side-by-side with previous versions, and upgrading your applications to use the new version will typically require very few changes to existing projects.

If your SocketTools Subscription is active, you can download the current version of SocketTools using the same subscription link that was provided to you when you ordered the software. However, you will not be able to use your current version 8.0 serial number to install the new version. Please contact the sales office to obtain your new serial number for version 9.0.