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DameWare Introduces the Free SSH Client for Windows

Level 11

For over 10 years, DameWare has been providing remote support solutions to system administrators and other IT pros.  The latest product offerings from DameWare, part of the SolarWinds family, include the popular remote control software, Mini Remote Control, and the robust remote support software, DameWare Remote Support.  Today we’re happy to announce a new remote support tool that IT pros can add to their tool kits.  And best of all….it’s totally free!

The new free tool is called the DameWare SSH Client for Windows (catchy name, eh??).  For years, IT pros have had to choose between free tools like PuTTY with limited feature-sets that aren’t often updated and paid tools that provide a rich set of features, but that can cost well over $100 per license. The DameWare SSH Client is a completely free SSH client for Windows that bridges the gap between expensive paid software and limited free SSH clients.  The DameWare SSH client provides several features that are usually only seen in expensive alternatives.  Like other DameWare products, the features included in the SSH client are designed to help IT pros save time and money and are packaged in an easy-to-use interface.

Get Your Tabs On

You wouldn’t use an internet browser without tabs, would you?  Then why use an SSH client without them?  The DameWare SSH Client for Windows has a user-friendly tabbed interface that lets IT pros manage multiple SSH or Telnet sessions from one console.  Give it a try and see for yourself how easy it is to manage multiple sessions.  Just like tabbed browsers, we bet you won’t go back!

Quit Re-typing Your Credentials

If you’re anything like the busy system administrators I’ve worked with in the past, you’ve probably got several SSH and Telnet sessions going at one time.  Most likely you’re connecting to computers and devices that require different credentials.  The DameWare SSH Client for Windows includes a very handy feature that lets you save multiple sets of credentials for easy login access to all the devices on your network.

Saving Sessions = Saving Time

Like most network environments, yours probably has a handful of devices and computers that you access more frequently than others.  The DameWare SSH Client for Windows includes a feature that lets you save your favorite sessions.  Rather than retyping session information like machine name, IP address, and login credentials, simply choose from the list of your favorite saved sessions, click connect, and voila’!

The DameWare SSH Client for Windows – It’s Half the Price of PuTTY!

What is half of zero?  Zero!  That’s how much the DameWare SSH Client for Windows will cost you.  Download it for free and it’s yours to keep.  If you like it, and I’m sure you will, remember to click on the Google +1 button at the top right corner of the DameWare SSH Client for Windows homepage.

9 Comments
Level 14

I'd love to +1 it but I, like many others, have written off google+ and refuse to use it.  I'll retweet it though.  LOL

Level 11

A retweet would be much appreciated.  Thanks!!

Level 7

Presented as being Putty on steroids, i was eager to try it.

However, it seems not to be able to use Keys, which is a fairly common, and in my case necessary.

Without being able to use my private keys, it is useless for me, because i use servers, which only allow keys authentication.

Level 12

Just downloaded and instantly hit a minus point when compared to puTTY... This SSH client comes as an MSI file which requires me to install. Whilst I can do this (I have admin rights) puTTY is distributed as a single EXE file. This means that I am (kind of) not installing anything when I use puTTY, which means I'm less likely to fall foul of company policies on installing software. (I admit it could be seen as a grey area as I am still using software.)

And one question that I can't answer without installing... Does this tool have the ability to import my saved sessions from puTTY? If not, it's a product killer given I already have lots of saved sessions in puTTY that I don't really want to have to waste time duplicating in another product.

Don't get me wrong... This product sounds like it would be really useful; but given the balance of the benefits (although I rarely have more than 1 or 2 puTTY sessions open at a time) these 2 points currently make me think it is easier just to stick with what I already have.

Level 9

+1'ed! I was suprised to learn I actually have a Google +1 account..

Level 8

Two Things:

1.  Please change the icon to be different from DameWare MRC so I can tell them apart in the taskbar.

2.  Please create an ad free version for customers who actually own DameWare.  I hate ads, and it will prevent me from using this software.

Level 8

I'm with jsnyderlv. I see now that this release is semi old but the ads are a deal breaker, they keep trying to get me to buy DRS but I already have it.  Maybe alternatively consider bundling the SSH system as a tool inside of DRS and thus without ads.

Level 15

Looks like  nice tool to add to the toolbelt!

Level 12

I'll check it out, hopefully some of the previous issues have been addressed. Otherwise I'll stick to putty.