PuTTY is an SSH and telnet client, developed originally by Simon Tatham for the Windows platform. PuTTY is open source software that is available with source code and is developed and supported by a group of volunteers.
Bitvise SSH Client
Bitvise SSH Client is an SSH and SFTP client for Windows. It is developed and supported professionally by Bitvise. The SSH Client is robust, easy to install, easy to use, and supports all features supported by PuTTY, as well as the following:
graphical SFTP file transfer;
single-click Remote Desktop tunneling;
dynamic port forwarding through an integrated proxy;
an FTP-to-SFTP protocol bridge.
Bitvise SSH Client is free for personal use, as well as for individual commercial use inside organizations.
Bitvise SSH Server
Bitvise SSH Server is an SSH, SFTP and SCP server for Windows. It is robust, easy to install, easy to use, and works well with a variety of SSH clients, including Bitvise SSH Client, OpenSSH, and PuTTY. The SSH Server is developed and supported professionally by Bitvise.
PuTTY is a free software application for Windows 95, 98, XP, Vista, and 7 which can be used to make an SSH connection to your server.
Requirements for PuTTY:
Before you start, youl’ll need:
Your SSH login credentials.
Be familiar with connecting to your server via SSH. You must enable your SSH user. See this articles for details: Connecting to your server via SSH.
PuTTY supports many variations on the secure remote terminal, and provides user control over the SSH encryption key and protocol version, alternate ciphers such as 3DES, Arcfour, Blowfish, and DES, and Public-key authentication. It also can emulate control sequences from xterm, VT102 or ECMA-48 terminal emulation, and allows local, remote, or dynamic port forwarding with SSH (including X11 forwarding). The network communication layer supports IPv6, and the SSH protocol supports the [email protected] delayed compression scheme. It can also be used with local serial port connections.
PuTTY comes bundled with command-line SCP and SFTP clients, called “pscp” and “psftp” respectively.