SSH Download

This page lists multiple option for downloading an SSH client or server to your system.

SSH is a multi-purpose protocol for secure system administration and file transfers. It is included in every Linux and Unix system.

Windows Client Alternatives

The following clients are widely used:

Mac Client Alternatives

SSH Servers

Most Linux systems come with open source OpenSSH preinstalled.

For other platforms and business-critical applications, we recommend Tectia SSH. It is available for Windows, Unix, Linux, and IBM mainframes. It supports standards-compliant X.509 PKI, and smartcard authentication, including PIV and CAC cards and DoD PKI. It is a distinct code base from the open source version, is supported for key management on all platforms, and comes with 24x7 support.

Security Alert

We have discovered that many organizations have massive numbers of SSH keys. These keys are authentication credentials and usually grant privileged command line access. Unmanaged SSH keys are a major risk and compliance violation. Read more

The SSH protocol also supports forwarding other applications over its encrypted connection. While helpful, this can be misused to open backdoors. Read more