Georgia SoftWorks

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Georgia SoftWorks
Type private company
Industry Software Development, Telnet
Founded 1991
Headquarters Dawsonville, Georgia, United States of America

Georgia SoftWorks (GSW) is a privately held software development company. The company creates data and communications systems and telecommunications applications. GSW offers an SSH/Telnet Server for Microsoft Windows. Reliability and pioneering features targeted for industrial applications were the primary factors that lead to its acceptance. GSW also supplied the first SSH Server to provide Digital Certificate Authentication with an Internet Information Server-like certificate to user account mapping.[citation needed]

Company History[edit]

Established in 1991, Georgia SoftWorks [1] started as a custom software development company specializing in data communications and telecommunications applications. The company needed reliable Telnet connectivity on Windows NT with features such as: correctly displayed characters, proper function key operation and alt-key operation. At the time, Telnet was available on Unix but not frequently utilized on Windows in commercial environments. Georgia SoftWorks developed the GSW Telnet Server for Windows. It named the foundation the "Universal Terminal Server". It was designed so that different protocols could be installed as requirements determined. They added features such as mouse operation, file transfers and more.[2] After successful in-house use, UTS was commercialized. Georgia SoftWorks pioneered major features such as Logon Scripts, which turned into global, per user, per IP Address and Certificate Based Logon Scripts.[3] Other features included client device failure detection, Graceful Termination, Session Saver, Automatic Logon, Session Monitoring, Shadowing and Team Services technology.

Georgia SoftWorks developed FIPS 140-2 compliant SSH2 Server and Client software for the United States Military.[citation needed] Georgia SoftWorks commercialized this as well.

Worldwide Response[edit]

As of 2013 authorized resellers serviced some thirty-six countries across many industries.[citation needed]


  • Telnet Server, SSH Server for Windows
  • FIPS 140-2 Compliant SSH Server
  • Rocket Terminal Engine for SAPConsole
  • Directed Terminal I/O Engine
  • RC Mobile Device Monitoring Suite
  • GSWBrowse
  • SuperSSL
  • RF FormMaker
  • WWWFiles
  • IOBlaster
  • Password Guard