SecureCRT is a cross platform terminal emulator and SSH and Telnet client that is available with a Graphical Users Interface. It was developed by VanDyke Software Company in 1995. The main purpose of the software is to create and manage many sessions, secure remote access, data tunneling and file transfer options to the users working in an organization as well as network administrators. Mostly it is used by professionals whose job is to ensure the safe working of servers and remote access to them.
InstallShield Wizard installs SecureCRT on your PC. In the wizard accept the terms in license agreement and specify the profile that should be used for installation. Common profile is applicable for all users and the personal profile is for any particular one. Choose the setup type: Complete setup downloads all the program features while Custom setup only downloads selected features at the desired locations. Select installation of shortcut icons and then perform installation by clicking the Install button. After the procedure is completed click Finish button to exit Wizard.
After the software is installed it needs to be configured on your PC. Choose the folder for saving configuration files. Then enter the license data if you have purchased one, otherwise continue for using its trial version. You need to agree to the license agreement terms. The encryption of sensitive data can be done with a passphrase or without it so you need to choose appropriate option. Passphrase increases the security but is less convenient whereas its absence is more convenient but less secure.
SecureCRT lets you access business applications remotely on different operating systems. You can configure, manage and organize your sessions with the help of keymapping, scrollback, fonts and color controls. Its interactive GUI helps you save your time by creating multisession, tabbed sessions and cloned sessions. Various network devices can be accessed and controlled through a single client by making use of Telnet, SSH, Telnet/SSL, serial an many other protocols.
It provides users with the facility of sharing files with other network devices with the help of SFTP, Xmodem, Ymodem and Zmodem. The sessions are encrypted to enhance the security and flexibility of login authentications. It makes use of strong ciphers to provide improved security. By using scripts such as VBScript, Python, JScript and PerlScript, you can automate routine repetitive tasks. You can cache passwords and passphrases to use them easily in other applications during a session is running.
SecureCRT is a paid product that can be purchased by paying $139.99. You can give a try to its free trial version too for 30 days period. It can run on Windows XP, Vista, 2003, 2008, Server 2012, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10. Its different versions are also available for Linux and Mac OS. The software is protected by copyright law and international treaties.