SecureCRT

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SecureCRT
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SecureCRT for Windows 7 connected to several servers
Developer(s) VanDyke Software
Initial release October 4, 1995; 19 years ago (1995-10-04)
Stable release 7.3.1 / December 4, 2014 (2014-12-04)
Development status Active
Platform Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Unix
Type Terminal emulator
License Proprietary
Website VanDyke Software, Inc.

SecureCRT is a commercial SSH and Telnet client and terminal emulator by VanDyke Software. Originally a Windows product, VanDyke has recently added a Mac OS X version[1] and Linux version.[2]

History[edit]

SecureCRT is a GUI-based telnet client and terminal emulator which started out life as CRT, which was released in the autumn of 1995.[3][4] Originally released as a premium version of CRT with support for SSH encryption, SecureCRT later replaced the CRT product entirely. These programs are part of a line of networking software which includes SecureFX, a file transfer client with SSL capability which replaced their earlier AbsoluteFTP product and VShell, which is a SSH server. SecureCRT and SecureFX can be started from within each other and use a combined host information list. A separately-sold pack of command-line tools (e.g., scp, modeled after the Unix command of the same name) for use with VShell is also sold by the company. All of the above are commercialware.

Features[edit]

  • Graphical user interface with tab support and configurable sessions
  • Extensive protocol support (SSH1, SSH2, Telnet, Telnet over SSL, Rlogin, Serial, TAPI)
  • Support for a large number of ciphers: AES-128, AES-192, AES-256, AES-128-CTR, AES-192-CTR, AES-256-CTR, Twofish, Blowfish, 3DES, and RC4
  • Advanced SSH features including public key assistant, X.509, smart card and GSSAPI support, X11 forwarding, tunneling of other protocols,
  • Advanced terminal emulation capabilities (VT100, VT102, VT220, ANSI, SCO ANSI, Wyse 50/60, Xterm, and Linux terminals) with full Unicode support
  • 128,000-line scrollback and unlimited logging capabilities
  • WSH Scripting support, meaning it can be programmed in VBScript, JScript, PerlScript, ooRexxScript, PythonScript, TclScript, PHPScript, variants of Delphi, Rexx, Basic, and any other available WSH scripting engines.
  • File transfers available via SecureFX integration
  • FIPS compliance[5][6]

VanDyke Software has further information on their web site.

Compatibility[edit]

SecureCRT runs on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7, Windows 8. It also runs on the Windows Server series of operating systems.[7] For Windows Vista and later, a 64-bit version is available for download.

SecureCRT is also available for Mac OS X[8][9] and Linux.

Popularity[edit]

SecureCRT is a popular choice among system and network administrators.[10] A free trial of SecureCRT is available.[11] Registration is required; the trial version will stop working after 30 days.

Export restrictions[edit]

SecureCRT is developed in New Mexico, and is therefore subject to United States export restrictions.

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