Bitvise SSH Client 6.08
Fast SSH client for Windows with SFTP, tunneling, terminal, FTP-to-SFTP bridge
Although not intended for beginners, Bitvise SSH Client cannot be compared to PuTTY when it comes to the delivered environment as well as user-friendliness. Where PuTTY draws a thick line between its functionality and looks, Bitvise SSH Client tries to blend them together to create a unique experience.
This particular piece of software packs a rather simple GUI featuring great organization of the layout and the categories. Everything is right where you expect to be and this intuitive approach can only come as a plus for Bitvise SSH Client when comparing it to other software in its field such as the aforementioned PuTTY, SecureCRT or WinSCP.
In the end, the fight, when it comes to interface-enabled SSH clients, goes down between the last two of the enumeration and Bitvise SSH Client. With SecureCRT and WinSCP more popular than the protagonist of this review, Bitvise SSH Client has a lot to catch up to and it surely has the tools to be put work whenever the chance arises.
With integrated terminal emulation for those of you prone to a text-based environment, various corporate authentication technologies support such as SSPI (GSSAPI) Kerberos 5 and NTLM or RSA and DSA public key authentication. Remote administration is also a breeze, with the aid of the single-click Remote Desktop forwarding function.
Amongst other important features, you can find powerful SSH port forwarding capabilities and command-line parameters. The scriptable command-line SFTP client and command-line remote execution client make for a highly customizable climate, while the FTP-to-SFTP bridge allows you to connect to SFTP servers with legacy FTP software.
The bottom-line is that Bitvise SSH Client can truly accommodate your needs of working in a secure medium with a wide array of tools at your disposal. The fact that you can also choose from several other programs in its category only makes it a choice of taste; however, Bitvise SSH Client is one of our few recommendations.
Reviewed by Alexandru Pintilie, last updated on September 9th, 2014
Also available: Portable Bitvise SSH Client (formerly Portable Tunnelier)
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What's New in This Release:
- Improved reliability and responsiveness of disconnecting a session, resolving an issue where the client could hang during a disconnect.
Application descriptionBitvise SSH Client is a fast, easy to use and robust SSH client that offers flexible TCP/IP tunneling support. It inco...