Portable Bitvise SSH Client (formerly Portable Tunnelier) 4.50 Rev. 2.0

A reliable SSH client that features tunneling capabilities to allow access to SFTP servers, providing support for various data encryption methods
Portable Bitvise SSH Client (formerly Portable Tunnelier) - Portable Bitvise SSH Client is a fast SSH client for Windows with SFTP, tunneling, terminal, FTP-to-SFTP bridge
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Portable Bitvise SSH Client is a powerful software solution dedicated to those who want to remotely connect to another computer in the same network, without worrying about their data being exposed. Relying on the SSH protocol, it enables you to easily connect to a SFTP server using a standard FTP client.

Advanced security features

The application mainly focuses on security, encrypting all the transferred data, which offers it a great advantage in comparison with other programs in the same category, such as PuTTY, one of its most important competitors.

Allowing SSH tunneling, it is capable of delivering the security features required by the client and securely connect your computer to a SFTP server. The integrated FTP-to-SFTP bridge makes the data transfer possible, providing a safe working environment where data is encrypted using various protocols, such as AES128, Blowfish and more.

Integrated terminal emulator and remote access

The built-in terminal emulator is compatible with various protocols (such as xterm, bvterm, vt100 and xterm-alt) and multiple encoding methods. Portable Bitvise SSH Client allows X11 forwarding and provides support for advanced authentication technologies, such as SSPI (GSSAPI) Kerberos 5, NTLM authentication, RSA and DSA.

The list of features does not end here. The application features SSH port forwarding options using SOCKS or HTTP proxy forwarding, while the 'Remote Desktop' function allows quick access to a remote computer.

Other worth-mentioning features include the scriptable command-line SFTP client and the remote execution tool, which leave room for customization of the working environment.

Intuitive GUI and portability

Portable Bitvise SSH Client comes with a simple and well-organized interface that facilitates the configuration procedure. Thanks to the tab-based layout, all the options are easily accesible, while the logging area displays a list of all the performed actions.

As its name suggests, the application is a portable distribution of the Bitvise SSH Client, which does not require installation and can be launched from a removable device.

A recommended SSH and SFTP client

Portable Bitvise SSH Client is an advanced graphical SFTP client, allowing connection tunneling to grant access to SFTP servers. It is very easy to work with and provides support for various encryption protocols, making sure that your data does not get intercepted.

Reviewed by , last updated on March 3rd, 2014

Also available: Bitvise SSH Client (Installable Version)

file size:
5.3 MB
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developed by:
Bitvise Limited
operating system(s):
Windows 2K / XP / Vista / 7
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What's New in version 4.50
  • Bitvise Tunnelier is now Bitvise SSH Client. The main graphical client, previously Tunnelier.exe, can now be launched as BvSsh.exe.
  • The SSH client and its components now use Unicode internally.
  • Command line: The graphical SSH Client (BvSsh) now supports the -hide=trayIcon parameter to hide the notification area icon.
  • Command line: If the -host and/or -port parameter is provided, the default profile will be loaded instead of the most recently used profile.
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Portable Bitvise SSH Client (formerly Portable Tunnelier) - The Options tab provides users with Reconnection, On Login or Logout when session activity is over preferencesPortable Bitvise SSH Client (formerly Portable Tunnelier) - The Terminal tab will allow users to customize the encoding options and choose the X11 forwarding options.Portable Bitvise SSH Client (formerly Portable Tunnelier)Portable Bitvise SSH Client (formerly Portable Tunnelier)Portable Bitvise SSH Client (formerly Portable Tunnelier)Portable Bitvise SSH Client (formerly Portable Tunnelier)Portable Bitvise SSH Client (formerly Portable Tunnelier)

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Portable Bitvise SSH Client is a fast, easy to use and robust SSH client that offers flexible TCP/IP tunneling support...

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