OpenSSH Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to OpenSSH for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is PuTTY, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to OpenSSH and 15 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to OpenSSH are Snowflake (SSH / SFTP client) (Free, Open Source), Mosh (Free, Open Source), SecureCRT (Paid) and WindTerm (Free).

    This page was last updated Jul 26, 2021

    1. Dante is a product developed by Inferno Nettverk A/S. It consists of a SOCKS server and a SOCKS client, implementing RFC 1928 and related standards. It is a flexible product that can be used to provide convenient and secure network connectivity.
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    2. PSSH, Parallel SSH Tools, provides parallel versions of OpenSSH and related tools.
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      KontrolPack is a cross-platform remote shell command executor and a network manager.
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    3. CrushFTP is a robust file transfer server that makes it easy to setup secure connections with your users.
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    4. NetCrypt is a small Open Source command line file-transfer utility providing authentication, confidentiality and integrity validation while still maintaining top-notch performance and transfer speed between machines.
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