SecureCRT is a commercial project that provides users with a flexible and straightforward way of managing multiple SSH (Secure Shell) remote connections into a single, graphical and multi-platform application. It supports the SSH v1/2, Telnet, Telnet/SSL, and Serial protocols.
Even if its graphical user interface (GUI) is quite different from the powerful and popular PuTTY application, it features almost the same functionality, combining strong encryption with state-of-the-art terminal emulation.
Features at a glance
Its key features include support for configuring, managing and customizing up to 5000 connections, numerous authentication options, as well as data integrity of the Secure Shell protocol for both secure network administration and end-user access.
Besides the extremely secure remote access, the application comes with built-in support for file transfers, as well as data tunneling functionality. Simply put, it is a client for remote control, file transfer, and data tunneling using SSH.
The application allows users to transfer files between multiple network devices, supporting the SFTP (FTP over SSL), Kermit, Xmodem, Zmodem, or Ymodem protocols. In addition, it includes a TFTP (Trivial File Transfer Protocol) server.
SSH (Secure Shell) is a method to setting up a secure connection between two computers, in which both the entire network traffic is fully encrypted with the highest standards. The application is known to depend on the open standard Secure Shell protocol.
Summing up, SecureCRT is a quite expensive application that allows Linux, Mac and Windows users to quickly and easily establish remote SSH (Secure Shell) connections using a terminal emulator. It’s nothing more than an extended version of PuTTY that costs 99 USD (70 EUR).
On Linux, there are many other free and open source applications that can do the same thing, such as the well known GNOME’s Vinagre program or the highly acclaimed PuTTY software (both of them being graphical applications).