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    OpenSSH for Windows Alternatives

    OpenSSH for Windows is described as 'minimal installation of the Cygwin port of OpenSSH and related utilities to provide SSH and SCP services on the Windows platform'. There are more than 10 alternatives to OpenSSH for Windows for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and BSD. The best alternative is PuTTY, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like OpenSSH for Windows are OpenSSH (Free, Open Source), MobaXterm (Freemium), Royal TSX (Freemium) and JuiceSSH (Free).

    This page was last updated Apr 24, 2019
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    OpenSSH for Windows is a minimal installation of the Cygwin port of OpenSSH and related utilities to provide SSH and SCP...
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    1. PuTTY is a free and open-source terminal emulator, serial console and network file transfer application. It supports several network protocols, including SCP, SSH, Telnet, rlogin, and raw socket connection. It can also connect to a serial port.
    2. OpenSSH is a free version of the SSH connectivity tools that technical users rely on. OpenSSH encrypts all traffic (including passwords) to effectively eliminate eavesdropping, connection hijacking, and other attacks.
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    3. MobaXterm is an enhanced terminal app that brings the advanced features of a Unix-like command-line to Windows. It takes the power of Cygwin and wraps it in a sleek, visual interface that's super easy to use, lightweight and portable.
    4. Royal TS provides easy and secure access to your remote systems
      • FreeProprietary
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      • mosh
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      The all in one terminal client for Android including SSH, Local Shell, Mosh and Telnet support.


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      MobaSSH allows you to run commands and transfer files on a remote Windows PC from any operating system (GNU/Linux, Unix, HP-UX, AIX, Windows, etc.) through a fully secured and encrypted network connection.
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      OpenSSH implementation from the Microsoft PowerShell Developer Team https://github.com/PowerShell/Win32-OpenSSH/wiki https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/powershell/2015/10/19/openssh-for-windows-update/.
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      freeSSHd, like it's name says, is a free implementation of an SSH server. It provides strong encryption and authentication over insecure networks like Internet. Users can open remote console or even access their remote files thanks to buit-in SFTP server.

      Discontinued

      Hasn't been updated since Jan 23, 2013.

    5. Lightweight SFTP / SCP / SSH Server for Windows.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
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      Shellngn is a cloud based SSH client with SFTP and Telnet support. Manage your servers anywhere you are, with a professional and feature-rich SSH and SFTP Client.
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