An SSH client is typically an interactive terminal interface for logging into and interacting with remote systems over a channel encrypted using SSH.
- PuTTY – the ad-hoc standard SSH client on Windows.
- KiTTY – a fork of PuTTY that adds running scripts and SCP file transfer by dropping files onto the KiTTY window. LifeHacker published a short review of KiTTY in 2010, but it appears there has not been significant development since.
A connection manager is used to provide a consistent environment for organizing ssh credentials and remote connections, and provides a multi-session interface using multiple windows or a tabbed interface.
- SuperPutty is lightweight and portable (old website before moving to GitHub).
- mRemoteNG (mRemoteNG is not compatible with Lenovo’s autoscrolling utility, if autoscrolling is not disabled moving the cursor over the mRemoteNG window results in the internal PuTTy window moving).
- PuTTY Manager
- PuTTY Connection Manager appears popular from internet posts but its’ website doesn’t appear to exist any longer.
- putty-nd also appears popular, but also appears to have issues.
Several useful reviews include: