What is Secure Shell (SSH)?

SSH is a protocol that allows for secure remote login over an otherwise insecure network. SSH was designed as an encrypted replacement for the Telnet protocol.

SSH works by creating an encrypted connection between an SSH client on the local computer and an SSH server on the remote computer. The most common use is to administer the remote server securely.

HyperTerminal Private Edition is an SSH Windows client. It can be used connect to SSH in Windows and send commands or transfer files and other information to and from the server.

HyperACCESS is also an SSH client for Windows. In addition to serving as a basic SSH client HyperACCESS has a powerful scripting API that can be used to automate SSH with scripting. This combination creates a very powerful tool for systems administrators. Please see our API Manual or sample scripts for more information about scripting.

Both programs are compatible with the latest versions of Windows including Windows 7, 8, 10, 11 and Vista.

Please see our SSH howto for HyperTerminal or HyperACCESS SSH tutorial for information on how to create an SSH connection.