OpenSSH

OpenSSH p1 6.0

Prevent security attacks on your system

OpenSSH helps you to prevent security attacks on your system, allowing you to transfer encrypted information over a network for free. View full description

PROS

  • Enables rock-solid encryption
  • Lots of preferences at hand

CONS

  • Could prove tricky for novices

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OpenSSH helps you to prevent security attacks on your system, allowing you to transfer encrypted information over a network for free.

Breaches of security are one of the few downsides of the Internet age and can cost you big time. Thankfully, there are ways to prevent your data being compromised, and the SSH encryption technology provides an almost impeccable solution.

The OpenSSH software includes applications such as SSH service, a client, a public key generator, authentication agent, etc. In practice, all of these programs serve the same function, which is to remotely manage systems that have SSH encryption installed.

Thus, once you have provided the username and password using OpenSSH, all aspects of the remote system are accessible. The installation of all the components is done automatically, however, the key must be activated manually with the commands that appear in OpenSSH's program manual. This means you may need to call in the help of an expert if you're not familiar with encryption keys, as it can be a tricky process.

All in all, OpenSSH provides a reliable and effective solution for sharing information using SSH encryption, although beginners may find it a little daunting.

OpenSSH is a free version of the SSH connectivity tools that technical users of the Internet rely on. Users of telnet, rlogin, and ftp may not realize that their password is transmitted across the Internet unencrypted, but it is.

OpenSSH encrypts all traffic (including passwords) to effectively eliminate eavesdropping, connection hijacking, and other attacks. Additionally, OpenSSH provides secure tunneling capabilities and several authentication methods, and supports all SSH protocol versions.

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OpenSSH p1 6.0

— User reviews — about OpenSSH

  • matthewhudson130532404

    by matthewhudson130532404

    "Will delete your PATH variable and break your computer"

    This installation will replace your PATH system environment variable. To put it simply, this is one of the worst things ... More.

    reviewed on December 30, 2015

  • dkeith

    by dkeith

    "on windows 7, the installer wiped out my PATH"

    The installer when ran on windows 7, completed without displaying any errors - but - it removed my entire path and repla... More.

    reviewed on August 18, 2011