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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

SSH Alternatives for Windows

 Putty – the best
Putty is a Windows SSH client/suite. Putty includes an ssh agent, and command line file transfer tools. Simple GUI interface for virtually all settings. A simple, lightweight client for connecting to a Linux shell from your Windows machine!

KiTTY is a fork from version 0.62 of PuTTY, the best telnet / SSH client in the world.
KiTTY is only designed for the Microsoft Windows platform. For more information about the original software, or pre-compiled binaries on other systems, you can go to the Simon Tatham PuTTY page.

Tunnelier is our SSH and SFTP client for Windows which incorporates:
one of the most advanced graphical SFTP clients;

PuTTY Tray
PuTTY Tray is an improved version of PuTTY. It features some cosmetic changes, and a number of addons to make it more useful and much more fun to use.
Originally compiled by Barry Haanstra, now maintained by Chris West (Faux).

MobaXterm (formerly known as MobaXVT) is an enhanced terminal with an X server and a set of Unix commands (GNU/Cygwin) packaged in a single portable exe file. Formerly known as MobaXVT, MobaXterm now includes a multitab native Windows terminal, a new X server based on X.Org for easily export your Unix/Linux display and a lot of new GNU Unix commands. You can also use some of the free plugins for extending MobaXterm capabilities!

SuperPutty is a Windows GUI Application that allows the PuTTY SSH Client to be opened in Tabs. Additionally there is support for SCP to transfer files.
SuperPutty is written in C# and runs on any Windows platform supporting the .NET Framework 2.0 or newer.

Mintty is a terminal emulator for Cygwin that is based on code from PuTTY 0.60 by Simon Tatham and team. It can be downloaded from the main site or it can be installed through Cygwins setup.exe program, where it can be found in the Shells category. The Cygwin installer creates a shortcut for mintty in the Windows start menu.

MTPuTTY (Multi-Tabbed PuTTY) is a small free utility enabling you to wrap unlimited number of PuTTY applications in one tabbed GUI interface. You are still continue using your favorite SSH client, but you are no longer messing around with PuTTY windows - each window will be opened in a separate tab.

Terminals is a secure, multi tab terminal services/remote desktop client. It uses Terminal Services ActiveX Client (mstscax.dll).
The project started from the need of controlling multiple connections simultaneously. It is a complete replacement for the mstsc.exe (Terminal Services) client, used by http://alternativeto.net/desktop/remote-desktop-connection/

FireSSH is a free, cross-platform SSH terminal client for Mozilla Firefox. Written entirely in Javascript!

ZOC is a powerful and well-established terminal emulator and telnet client, well known for its outstanding user interface with tabbed multi session support.
ZOC lets you access character based
ZOC can be used to connect to Unix/Linux hosts and shell accounts, BBS's, IBM mainframes (via TN3270 or TN5250), Cisco CLI (command line interface) or internet muds.
Xshell is a powerful SSH1, SSH2, SFTP, TELNET, RLOGIN and SERIAL terminal emulator for Windows platforms. It allows users to gain access to Unix/Linux hosts easily and securely on a Windows workstation. SSH (Secure Shell) protocol supports encryption and user authentication for secure connections over the Internet, and it replaces legacy protocols such as TELNET and RLOGIN.

TeraTerm Project terminal emulator "Tera Term" and SSH module "TTSSH". This is Tera Term Pro 2.3 successor and is officially recognized by the original author. This software is open source software under BSD License.

PuTTY Connection Manager
PuTTY Connection Manager is a free PuTTY Client Add-on for Windows platforms which goal is to provide a solution for managing multiple PuTTY instances. This is one of the most important missing feature of PuTTY (referring to this and this user complaint)...

TinyShell is ideal for anyone who wants command line access to their server, but is limited by HTTP access. Furthermore TinyShell comes with a native MySQL command line client, that some say is even better than MySQL’s own command line interface. TinyShell works in all modern browsers, including IE 7+, FF 3+, Chrome, Safari and it even works on iPhone and iPad. It is completely module based and supports multi line commands, tabbing and much more. Browse the plugins section for more details on the default behavior and functionality.


PieTTY is a free SSH client based on PuTTY and dedicated to multilingual (especially CJK) environments, accessibility, and simpler user interface. "Glass Window Mode" : Alpha-blending / HW-accelerated transparency & drop-shadow. Drag'n'drop scp

AutoPuTTY is a simple connection manager / launcher
· Manage a server list and connect thru PuTTY, WinSCP, Microsoft Terminal Server and VNC (only VNC 3.3 encryption is supported for passwords yet),
· Connect to multiple servers at once using the "Enter" key or the right click menu
· Import a list from a simple text file
· Protect the application startup with a password (note that the list is always encrypted) Requirements

ExtraPuTTY is a fork from 0.60 version of PuTTY and has all the features from the original while adding new ones as described below:
API for win32 applications to send,receive data on Telnet, SSH, RLogin and Raw protocols.
TestStand steps to send,receive data on Telnet, SSH, RLogin and Raw protocols.
TestStand step to load files through FTP protocol.
Scripting a session with lua.
Automatic sequencing of commands.
Shortcuts for pre-defined command.

AnyConnect is a a free FTP/FTPS/SSH/Telnet/Terminal client software.
AnyConnect supports multiple connections at once in a mixed mode where you can both FTP and make a terminal connection at the same time. AnyConnect supports many protocols and specific protocol settings.
AnyConnect will auto update if a new version is published.
AnyConnect is standalone but also a part of the automation tool and scheduler VisualCron.

For Linux : SSH Alternatives for Linux

Dont hesitate to share any other tool which you are using....

till then.....
njoy the simplicity.......