SSH Client for Windows - Comparison

SSH client is a program that allows establishing a secure and authenticated SSH connections to SSH servers.

SSH client software is needed in most systems and available for all major operating systems.

SSH Cryptonaut

As the original inventors of the SSH protocol, we feel that there should be no obstacles for secure logins. This is why we offer our new Windows SSH Client, SSH Cryptonaut to be downloaded for free.

Other Windows SSH Client Options

There are several other clients and servers available. These are generally not supported for SSH key management and may not have commercial support or 24x7 support available.

PuTTY is a free client for the SSH and telnet protocols. More information on PuTTY.

FileZilla is a free file transfer client. More information on FileZilla.

Chrome SSH extension - The Google Chrome browser can be turned into an SSH client with an extension available in the Chrome Web Store. The Chrome SSH (beta) offers a basic SSH protocol capability.

SSH client extension to the Chrome-browser

Bitvise is a European software company that priovides an SSH client also for Windows. A copy of Bitvise SSH Client can be downloaded from: https://www.bitvise.com/ssh-client-download .

VanDyke Software offers their commercial client software for a free, time-limited evaluation. VanDyke SecureCRT and SecureFX clients supports telnet, Secure Shell (SSH), and SFTP. An evaluation copy can be downloaded from https://vandyke.com/download/index.html .

WinSCP is a free open source Windows client for file transfers. In addition to file transfer (with FTP, SFTP, or SCP protocols) WinSCP offers a basic file manager functionality and supports scripting. More information