SecureCRT 8.1 Beta 5

4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 (200 votes)


Linux, Mac, Windows (All) / Shareware; $99.00 / 28,930 downloads

SecureCRT software combines the secure login and data transfer capabilities of Secure Shell (SSH) with the reliability, usability and configurability of a proven Windows terminal emulator.

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  • Limitations

    Yes - 30 day timeout

  • Latest Changes

    - Added a menu function MENU_ADD_KEYWORD that allows a key or button to be mapped to the add keyword operation

    - Implemented the HOME key for TN3270 emulation

    - Bug fixes

Reviews of SecureCRT

  1. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 6.5 Beta 2 (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.

  2. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 6.2.3 (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.

  3. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 6.2 Beta 1 (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.

  4. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 6.0 (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

  5. 2 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 6.0 Beta 5 (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).

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