SecureCRT SecureCRT 8.3 Beta 3 for Multiple Platforms

by VanDyke Software, Inc.

Avg. Rating 4.1 (204 votes)

File Details

License Shareware, $99.00
Operating System Linux, Mac, Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 29,093
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 (204 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.

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