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Open Source SecureCRT Alternatives

The best open source alternative to SecureCRT is PuTTY. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to SecureCRT and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to SecureCRT are mRemoteNG, OpenSSH, KiTTY and ConnectBot.

SecureCRT alternatives are mainly Terminal Emulators but may also be SSH Clients or Remote Desktop Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of SecureCRT.
This page was last updated Nov 10, 2021
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  • Mac
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SecureCRT combines rock-solid terminal emulation with the strong encryption, data integrity, and authentication options of...

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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.

    PuTTY vs SecureCRT opinions
    Some users think PuTTY is a great alternative to SecureCRT, some don't.

    Putty is light weight and runs as a standard for all the platform, so no trouble switching the OS.

    few features are not there as provoking some other software as Citrix or some other web browsers. button for shortcuts are not there. basically the GUI features are missing but that would be the cost for lightweight i guess...

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  2. mRemoteNG is a fork of mRemote , an open source, tabbed, multi-protocol, remote connections manager.

    mRemoteNG vs SecureCRT opinions
    Almost everyone thinks mRemoteNG is a great alternative to SecureCRT.
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    More then Securecrt, I Love this apps

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  3. OpenSSH

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • iPhone
    • BSD
    • Cygwin
    • Haiku

    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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  4. KiTTY is an opensource terminal emulator, forked from PuTTY , that adds many extra features to the original software.

  5. ConnectBot

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android

    ConnectBot is a Secure Shell client for the Android platform. Its ultimate goal is to create a secure connection through which you can use a shell on a remote machine and transfer files back and forth to your phone.



  6. Ásbrú Connection Manager is a user interface that helps organizing remote terminal sessions and automating repetitive tasks.

    Asbru Connection Manager vs SecureCRT opinions
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    Just installed on Ubuntu 18.04 and it is working to telnet into my GNS3 routers.

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  7. WezTerm

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    A GPU-accelerated cross-platform terminal emulator and multiplexer written by @wez and implemented in Rust

  8. PAC is a Perl/GTK Gnome replacement for SecureCRT/Putty/etc... It provides a GUI to configure SSH/Telnet connections: users, passwords, EXPECT regular expressions, macros, etc.

    Discontinued

    The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 4.5.5.7, released in November 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    Almost everyone thinks PAC Manager is a great alternative to SecureCRT.
  9. ConsoleZ

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    console - This is a modified version of Console 2 for a better experience under Windows Vista/7/8 and a better visual rendering.

  10. Blink Shell

    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Blink Shell is the professional, desktop-grade terminal emulator for iOS. It's a full-featured and highly configurable open-source terminal that can be compiled from the source at GitHub or purchased as a pre-compiled app from the App Store to support the developers.

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