SecureCRT SecureCRT 9.0.0.2359 Beta 3 for Multiple Platforms

by VanDyke Software, Inc.

Avg. Rating 4.1 (205 votes)

File Details

License Shareware, $99.00
Operating System Linux, Mac, Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 29,655
Publisher VanDyke Software, Inc.
Homepage SecureCRT

Publisher's Description

SecureCRT client for Windows, Mac, and Linux provides rock-solid terminal emulation for computing professionals, raising productivity with advanced session management and a host of ways to save time and streamline repetitive tasks. SecureCRT provides secure remote access, file transfer, and data tunneling for everyone in your organization.

Latest Reviews

Darkk

Darkk reviewed v6.5 Beta 2 on Oct 17, 2009

The best of the best. I've been using this in the SecureCRT/SecureFX bundle for years. Yes, it's expensive, but the capabilities are unbeatable for professionals. The scripting and tabbed interface make difficult and repetitive jobs a breeze.

Expensive, but worth it, if you have a need for a full-featured professional product, this is it. I wouldn't be without it. Also, top notch support over the years, and responsive to customer requests for new featured. I've had many I suggested added.

Call me a satisfied user.

RMerlin

RMerlin reviewed v6.2.3 on Sep 10, 2009

Slash the price in half, and this would be perfect. A hundred bucks just for a terminal client software is too expensive for anyone but medium to small businesses.

pingpongjedi

pingpongjedi reviewed v6.2 Beta 1 on Jan 30, 2009

I've used SCRT for a few years now (since version 4) and will continue to use it. The scripting is absolutely incredible. Imagine having to transfer a file from a one server to a gateway server to an internet ftp site, then to your pc -- a couple of times each day every day. SCRT lets you script that and make into a button.

It's just awesome.

SuzzyWoozy

SuzzyWoozy reviewed v6.0 on Jan 16, 2008

Well, you're right about the speed here and I can also add that the resource consumption are higher than putty's: 15MB vs. 5MB on a fresh connection (minimum lines in the buffer).

Still I'll rate this high because, regardless of the low speed and hight memory requirements, is still the only suitable tool due to better sessions management screen and estra-session automations it provides.

(Is very hard to use putty when working with 195 Unix machines in my case).

4.50 out of 5

ssb

ssb reviewed v6.0 Beta 5 on Jan 9, 2008

I do like SecureCRT features but performance wise I have to agree with TomekLutel. Terminal speed is much slower than Putty, even with fast lines (24Mb).

TomekLutel

TomekLutel reviewed v6.0 Beta 4 on Dec 24, 2007

SecureCRT doesn't come close to Putty, Putty is much faster, try
time cat /var/log/somebiglog
and look at "user time"...
Putty is almost 2 times faster on 1Mb link, no metter of compression settings.
Home and End keys works correctly by default, unlike in SecureCRT.
The same with line wrapping.
Putty wins hands down, and its free.

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v6.0 Beta 2 on Nov 29, 2007

Works great, as always!

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v6.0 Beta 1 on Nov 24, 2007

putty doesnt come close, indeed. this is excellent

hondaman

hondaman reviewed v5.2 Beta 4 on Oct 4, 2006

I bought this. Its the real only option for someone who manages lots of boxes. A bit steep in price, imo, but still deserves 5 stars.

CyberDog

CyberDog reviewed v5.2 Beta 2 on Sep 8, 2006

As someone who uses SSH regularly, this program is a must on the Windows platform. Putty just doesn't compare.

Avg. Rating 4.1 (205 votes)
Your Rating
Darkk

Darkk reviewed v6.5 Beta 2 on Oct 17, 2009

The best of the best. I've been using this in the SecureCRT/SecureFX bundle for years. Yes, it's expensive, but the capabilities are unbeatable for professionals. The scripting and tabbed interface make difficult and repetitive jobs a breeze.

Expensive, but worth it, if you have a need for a full-featured professional product, this is it. I wouldn't be without it. Also, top notch support over the years, and responsive to customer requests for new featured. I've had many I suggested added.

Call me a satisfied user.

RMerlin

RMerlin reviewed v6.2.3 on Sep 10, 2009

Slash the price in half, and this would be perfect. A hundred bucks just for a terminal client software is too expensive for anyone but medium to small businesses.

pingpongjedi

pingpongjedi reviewed v6.2 Beta 1 on Jan 30, 2009

I've used SCRT for a few years now (since version 4) and will continue to use it. The scripting is absolutely incredible. Imagine having to transfer a file from a one server to a gateway server to an internet ftp site, then to your pc -- a couple of times each day every day. SCRT lets you script that and make into a button.

It's just awesome.

SuzzyWoozy

SuzzyWoozy reviewed v6.0 on Jan 16, 2008

Well, you're right about the speed here and I can also add that the resource consumption are higher than putty's: 15MB vs. 5MB on a fresh connection (minimum lines in the buffer).

Still I'll rate this high because, regardless of the low speed and hight memory requirements, is still the only suitable tool due to better sessions management screen and estra-session automations it provides.

(Is very hard to use putty when working with 195 Unix machines in my case).

4.50 out of 5

ssb

ssb reviewed v6.0 Beta 5 on Jan 9, 2008

I do like SecureCRT features but performance wise I have to agree with TomekLutel. Terminal speed is much slower than Putty, even with fast lines (24Mb).

TomekLutel

TomekLutel reviewed v6.0 Beta 4 on Dec 24, 2007

SecureCRT doesn't come close to Putty, Putty is much faster, try
time cat /var/log/somebiglog
and look at "user time"...
Putty is almost 2 times faster on 1Mb link, no metter of compression settings.
Home and End keys works correctly by default, unlike in SecureCRT.
The same with line wrapping.
Putty wins hands down, and its free.

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v6.0 Beta 2 on Nov 29, 2007

Works great, as always!

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v6.0 Beta 1 on Nov 24, 2007

putty doesnt come close, indeed. this is excellent

hondaman

hondaman reviewed v5.2 Beta 4 on Oct 4, 2006

I bought this. Its the real only option for someone who manages lots of boxes. A bit steep in price, imo, but still deserves 5 stars.

CyberDog

CyberDog reviewed v5.2 Beta 2 on Sep 8, 2006

As someone who uses SSH regularly, this program is a must on the Windows platform. Putty just doesn't compare.

ggvrsn

ggvrsn reviewed v5.2 Beta 2 on Sep 8, 2006

Most of my work is on Unix platforms and I rarely get a chance to work on Windows. SecureCRT comes very close to Konsole. But, it has a few bugs with closing connections and tab navigation.
-GGR

dkratter

dkratter reviewed v5.1.3 on Jul 26, 2006

I'm not sure where the above changes for 5.1.3 came from, but those are not what the changelog says.

http://www1.vandyke.com/...s/securecrt/history.txt

Basic and unauthenticated HTTP proxy support is a feature of the 5.2 betas.

EarlyMorningHours

EarlyMorningHours reviewed v5.1.3 on Jul 25, 2006

A buddy of mine uses this daily and swears by it. I've tried it out myself and yea it's good, but considering I need to do this kind of work maybe twice a month, Putty will do for me. This isn't $99 worth of great to me. I'm giving this a ding for the cost alone. It just does not seem justified to me.

madjix

madjix reviewed v5.1.1 on Apr 26, 2006

IMHO, it is still the best telnet/ssh client out there.

About the pageup/pagedown problem, here is the work around.

In the session properties :

Terminal > Emulation > Mapped Keys >

Map a key > [Page UP] > VT_PREV_SCREEN
Map a key > [Page DOWN] > VT_NEXT_SCREEN

and you're good :)

hondaman

hondaman reviewed v5.1 Beta 4 on Mar 14, 2006

The best. Others, like putty, are good in a pinch, but this program makes putty look like a playschool client. The price is a bit steep, but its worth every penny if you use a program such as this daily.

hparra

hparra reviewed v5.1 Beta 1 on Feb 1, 2006

Best SSH client ever now with tabs.

Changelog available at http://www1.vandyke.com/...a/securecrt/history.txt

panic82

panic82 reviewed v5.0.4 on Nov 10, 2005

This program is the best SSH/Telnet client for Windows BY FAR. I just wish it was freeware. Putty is a freeware alternative that is pretty good, but I would rather pay for this product.

JoshDev

JoshDev reviewed v5.0 on Jun 17, 2005

SecureCRT is a great program and makes it very easy to get a lot of work done. The great news is 5.0 now includes Tabs!!! If you are like me, you will no longer need to search through the 5 different shell windows you have opened to try and figure out, which one you actually need. 4 wasn't a great improvement over 3, but I think 5 justifies an upgrade.

zeio

zeio reviewed v4.04 on Feb 22, 2003

Stick with 3.4.6. I'd give 3.5.6 a 4/5 rating. This new version is extortion to get loyal customers to pay a lot of money. Message to vandyke - PuTTY is free - so you better your customers them better.

PuTTY also has working PGUP/PGDOWN, and many many other things that do work properly that dont in SCRT 3/4. I log into many Unixes, and PuTTY works better in most.

I like SCRT 3.4.6 better than PuTTY overall bcause of the connection manager.

I think this program should be tabbed as well, and should facilitate broadcasting commands.

On a side note, I benchamrked SCP vs. PuTTY pscp, SecureFX, Tatu-SSH.COM SSH client, winSCP, etc. You would be suprised to know that the more you pay for the SCP implementation, the slower it is. scp is free/opensource, and can pull about 9MB/sec on a 100mbit line (fastest possible is about 11MB/sec) Candyke only gets about 2.2MB/sec.

ditoa

ditoa reviewed v4.0 Beta 6 on Sep 13, 2002

I still think that PuTTY is better. It might not look as nice but it does everything i want it to and it can connect to my shell accounts using SSH2 and RSA, something SCRT cant do. Apparently, and this is according to the SecureCRT Help File, they cannot add this feature for some reason?!

elawford

elawford reviewed v4.0 Beta 1 on Jul 4, 2002

Is anyone else disappointed by the lack of new features in this release? Seems more like a 3.5 than a 4.0. They certainly haven't justified asking an upgrade price for this version (existing 3.x users must upgrade to a new 4.x license).

For one, why can't we have a tabbed interface ala. Netcaptor and Opera? I have lots of connections to lots of machines open all the time, and while the Activator helps manage these somewhat, a tabbed interface make it so much simpler to manage all of these connections (IMHO).

Also, how about multi-host control? Like being able to type in one window and having the commands sent to multiple different hosts at the same time. Extremely powerful for managing clusters of servers. AFAIK, only Sun's cluster management software does this at the moment. Not rocket science to implement either...

Otherwise, this is still the best terminal program on the planet. I don't think i'm missing out on much by sticking with 3.4 for the time being though...

tem0

tem0 reviewed v3.3 on Feb 18, 2001

Works perfectly.

ArKay

ArKay reviewed v3.2 Beta 1 on Nov 16, 2000

Great program.. yet this link points to the 3.1.2, nothing about a 3.2beta.

nate

nate reviewed v3.1 on Jul 9, 2000

Great new version, however they changed the way SecureCRT stores sessions so I cannot use the old ones from 3.0. Unfortunate, but this program is too perfect to complain. Complete customization makes SecureCRT the best Telnet and SSH client by far.

Latz

Latz reviewed v3.0.3 on Mar 2, 2000

Unfortunately this one is not downlodable from Europe, so I still have to use the not encrypting CRT (or my Linux computer for save communication). If you have the choice use this intead of the normal CRT, it's a security bonus you shouldn't miss at all!

hilbe

hilbe reviewed v3.0.1 on Nov 30, 1999

Personal favorite for telnet and ssh. Very functional and easy to use.

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