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PuTTY is a free implementation of Telnet and SSH for Windows and Unix platforms, along with an xterm terminal emulator.

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PuTTY review by juan carlos g.
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"Admin your remote servers"

What do you like best?

It makes life easier for you to connect to your remote servers in order to admin then. It's highly configurable and you can save all your sessions to use next time you need. Also, it supports secure connections and it's easy to configure with your private key file for the authentication. A great feature I like it's the way to configure tunnelings with the remote server in order to use in your own computer.

What do you dislike?

The interface is a bit advanced for the begginer users and sometimes it takes a time to find something. Also, there is no way to share or make a backup of saved sessions, you have to go to the Windows registry and get it from there. Finally, it hasn't a tabbed interface, you have to open a new Putty if you want to open another session.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It takes time to catch up but its worth.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Unix servers without a GUI so I need to open a secure connection, I use that software every day to admin my remote servers: production, staging, integration...

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PuTTY review by Rishab K.
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"Best of PuTTY"

What do you like best?

It allows you to connect any machine to another remote one. There is also no option to remember your password which makes it more secure so that other people can not control your work. It is highly configurable and can also perform secure file transfers through SFTP and SCP. It is a very reliable application and can also be run on Mac OSx as an external application.

What do you dislike?

A somewhat shabby interface does not cause much confidence, but being free and with the capacity it provides, the interface's deficiencies are compensated. There is no option to write macros and some of the protocols.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is an application that is not perfect but it does its job without cost. It can make all kinds of connections and its feature set is good enough to meet the needs of most IT professionals.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it to connect our machines to several Unix servers and transfer or move files from one location to another

What Terminal Emulator solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
PuTTY review by Saurabh G.
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"Experience with PuTTy"

What do you like best?

The software is quite simple and does not require much additional configuration after installing and executing it. Putty is excellent for connecting to a network system and, in addition, to FTP sites. It is a lightweight Opensource software. It's okay. What I really like are the miles I can easily connect to some other server such as Linux, for example, when I'm operating and I need to make a commitment there. The configuration became quite simple and the software was very easy to use.

What do you dislike?

You can not simply right click on the PuTTY icon and close to all open periods. While it can be easy to use and understand, there are certain factors that can be complicated. The user interface is asking for a date fragment, but it is clear and functional, so this is just an aesthetic problem. It seems that utility instances are a form of interruption.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Creation of the SSH tunnel when I need to carry out tests with other origins or avoid restrictions. I defend one hundred percent because it is a very beneficial tool within a commercial company and it is really easy to configure. But if you choose a light and fast weight. Connectivity tool, putty is the way to go. Try it, in case you do a lot of work in the terminal, you may not seem lower.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Simple and possible interface My team has observed in recent times that we will allow the SSH shell within the configuration of a VMware host and the problem commands and replace them in that way. While you support me keep the music of all the connections I make. Connections with external hosts. It is a safe and fast alternative, without losing time or money in applications that do not fulfill the function. My group recently determined that we can allow SSH shell within the configuration for a VMware host and issue commands and update it that way. I have no idea how I would carry out these responsibilities without the use of such an effective and problem-free tool.

PuTTY review by Jordi S.
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"Cliente SSH simple pero beneficioso"

What do you like best?

El software es bastante sencillo y no requiere mucha configuración adicional después de instalarlo y ejecutarlo. Putty es excelente para conectarse a un sistema de red y, además, a sitios ftp. Es un software ligero de Opensource. Está bien. Lo que realmente me gusta aproximadamente son las millas que puedo conectar fácilmente con algún otro servidor como Linux, por ejemplo, cuando estoy operando y Necesito hacer un compromiso allí. La configuración se convirtió en bastante simple y el software fue muy fácil de usar.

What do you dislike?

No puede simplemente hacer clic derecho en el icono de PuTTY y cerca de todos los períodos abiertos. Si bien puede ser fácil de usar y comprender, hay ciertos factores que pueden llegar a ser complicados. La interfaz de usuario está pidiendo un fragmento de fecha, pero es clara y funcional, por lo que este es solo un problema estético. Parece que las instancias de utilidad son una forma de interrupción.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Creación del túnel SSH cuando necesito realizar pruebas con otros orígenes o evitar restricciones Lo defiendo al cien por cien debido a que es una herramienta muy beneficiosa dentro de una empresa comercial y es realmente fácil de configurar. Pero si elige un peso ligero y rápido. Herramienta de conectividad, masilla es la manera de ir. Inténtalo, en caso de que hagas mucho trabajo en la terminal, es posible que no parezcas más bajo.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Interfaz simple y posible Mi equipo ha observado en los últimos tiempos que permitiremos el shell SSH dentro de la configuración de un host VMware y los comandos de problemas y los reemplazaremos de esa manera. Mientras me apoyan mantengan la música de todas las conexiones que hago. Conexiones con hosts externos. Es una alternativa segura y rápida, sin perder tiempo ni dinero en aplicaciones que no satisfacen la función. Mi grupo determinó recientemente que podemos permitir shell SSH dentro de la configuración para un host VMware y emitir comandos y actualizarlo de esa manera. No tengo idea de cómo llevaría a cabo estas responsabilidades sin el uso de una herramienta tan eficaz y sin problemas.

PuTTY review by Juanfran G.
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"Herramienta simple y eficaz para conectarse a través de ssh a otros servidores"

What do you like best?

Putty es una simple herramienta para conectarse a través de ssh, telnet entre otros, Putty no tiene opción de recordar la contraseña, lo que lo hace algo mas seguro, para que otras personas que se conecten en el mismo ordenador no sean capaces de conectarse al servidor. Es gratuito y libre es muy ligero como también de rápido ademas de hacer bien su trabajo.

What do you dislike?

La interfaz de usuario de mala calidad y de la vieja escuela está apagada porque es libre y la capacidad que proporciona supera las deficiencias de la interfaz.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Sólo hay que tener en cuenta lo de seleccionar para copiar y el cierre de la sesión. Además, una ventaja que hay que tener en cuenta es que la aplicación es completamente portable y, por lo tanto, no es necesario instalarla.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Lo usamos para conectar nuestras máquinas de ventanas a varios servidores Unix y transferir/mover los archivos de una ubicación a otra.

PuTTY review by Adrian P.
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"Simple y Efectivo Putty es tu mejor Aliado para conectarte a equipos remotos unix"

What do you like best?

Me encanta que PuTTY me permita conectarme fácilmente a mis servidores Unix de una manera limpia y eficiente.

He estado usando PuTTY durante años y nunca he tenido ningún problema y estoy muy contento de poder decir esto sobre un software libre.

El software es bastante sencillo y no requiere mucha configuración adicional después de instalarlo y ejecutarlo.

What do you dislike?

Mi mayor queja con PuTTY es que no se pueden tener varias sesiones abiertas en el mismo software con pestañas (tipo navegador). En su lugar, PuTTY abre ventanas separadas para cada sesión, y cuando trabajas con mas de 3 sesiones es un poco locura y es mucho más conveniente tenerlas abiertas en la misma aplicación con pestañas en lugar de ventanas individuales que PuTTY mismo proporciona. espero que algún día, piensen en poner esa opción.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Herramienta muy valiosa para usar, una buena y libre elección, prueba la y te sorprenderás.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

PuTTY es mi herramienta principal para conectarme a equipos de red de forma remota. Acceso rápido y fácil al sistema operativo mediante SSH. No tengo ni idea de cómo realizaría estas tareas sin utilizar una herramienta tan fácil y a la vez tan eficaz.

PuTTY review by Dave H.
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"Simple yet effective terminal client"

What do you like best?

That it's light weight Opensource software at it's best! A very clean, simple to use interface with a multitude of features....all for nothing!

The documentation on their website is very concise and covers every aspect of using the software. Another good point is how frequently they update the software, it's not enough to become annoying but they are regularly implementing new features, bug fixes and security improvements. Their change-log which is published on their site is testament to this. Often Opensource software is created for a specific reason, which is achieved and never improved or maintained. Keep up the good work Putty!

The other great feature is the ability to multiple, yet individual instances of the application (I forget what they call this, something like polygamy). Which allows you to connect to different servers through different protocols concurrently.

What do you dislike?

It's hard to pick a dislike with this little bit of software. I suppose the only thing that can be a little clunky is saving your connections. I also don't know where the credentials are stored and how secure they are.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give it a try, if you do a lot of terminal work you won't look back.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use PuTTY on a daily basis for a number of different tasks. Whether it be administrating our servers through their SSH terminal or using TELNET to talk to mail servers for debugging. It's xterm terminal emulator is very stable. You can even talk to older devices through serial connections!

PuTTY review by Cristian A.
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"A simple but fast connection service"

What do you like best?

I love how simplistic a software can be and this one is one of them, you simply have a configurator with LOTS of parameters, and it mostly works fast, reliable and keeping it simple.

What do you dislike?

It could have more features regarding bugs, tunneling... but mostly bug control, sometimes you have the perception it is failing on some other things due to some vague descriptions.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you need some connection parameters to access or to have a configuration extended to a set of computers it is your software, in terms of reliability is flawless and when your focus is something that does the job without adding an extra layer of complexity you thank god for programs like this.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are solving connections to external IPs, access to some database that rely con controlled tunneling and sometimes to work at home and access to all the ip restricted office services.

PuTTY review by Roderick Y.
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"Putty is a solid dependable way to get a command line"

What do you like best?

I like that Putty gives me the same *nix experience that I get on Linux and Mac machines, to access the command line interface.

What do you dislike?

One of the things that used to bug me was that there was no Windows installer, but that's changed as of last year, and it works well now. But, I there was no way to know that without visiting the Putty website - so watch that.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a solid free application which is well-maintained (the website for Putty is https://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/) and robust. While there is no notification of updates to the application from the developer, other than that, it does exactly what it promises to do, and it does it well.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I started using only Linux and Macs to interface with *nix servers, and I stayed away from Windows workstations as a result. Putty changed that, making it easy for me to have the same familiar interface on Windows workstations.

PuTTY review by Nathan R.
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"Lightweight, Effective SSH"

What do you like best?

PuTTY saves previously accessed IPs or Hostnames and has a robust set of settings and options. Some great settings available include being able to change the functions of keys or shortcuts, and even which keyboard you're using.

What do you dislike?

Minimal GUI means there's some learning curve. Putty is an open source piece of software so there's not much expectation of support, but it also means that there is a large community of users and a large install base so it's not too difficult to find an answer to a problem you run into.

Recommendations to others considering the product

PuTTY is very useful for remote administration of servers and other devices that can be accessed through SSH.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

PuTTY makes it very easy to remotely access servers, including virtual ones. My team has recently discovered that we can enable SSH shell in the configuration for a VMware host and issue commands and update it that way.

PuTTY review by Ignacio C.
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"a look at the remote connection"

What do you like best?

To be able to connect to remote servers by starting a session in them that allows us to execute commands. The clearest example is when we use PuTTY to execute commands on a VPS server and thus be able to install a program or configure some part of the server.

What do you dislike?

There are vulnerabilities in TCP / IP (it is not encrypted), it must have Computer Knowledge (knowledge of commands) since it is not used graphical environment, the commands must be used to be able to maneuver in the server to which we connect remotely.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This impressive Telnet and SSH client will allow you to connect to any remote machine to use it through your terminal in a simple way from windows. Despite its simplicity, it has many more options than other paying customers. This manual also offers an introduction to the use of SSH, explaining the differences between SSL Shell and Telnet. Discover the main PuTTY features and learn how to start an SSH session using your username and password.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The Telnet client part is more unknown to me, but the clearest example of use is to connect to our home router to configure it through Telnet and open ports, etc. In short, with PuTTY we managed to open a command line session on the remote server to manage. One question that may arise is why use PuTTY? What are its advantages? This application is like all, it has its good parts and bad parts, but if it is true that it mostly has great advantages such as the following: It is free and open source.

Available for several platforms (Windows and Linux).

It is a portable application.

Simple and manageable interface.

Very complete and offers great flexibility with many options.

It is in constant development.

PuTTY review by Alcides Daniel M.
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"The best ssh and telnet client and very easy to use"

What do you like best?

It is a very convenient tool to use, since it requires few steps to connect to a remote server and to be able to manage the files you need at the moment you need it, it is a CLI command line interface very used for its simplicity and security since connecting to a router to configure it or to another system to execute commands that allow to install or configure third programs, I like it because I can use it in both windows and in Linux apart from being software is in constant development simply a great tool

What do you dislike?

It is a bit abstract since it does not have an interface that allows it to facilitate even more its use to the user which makes it a little difficult to enter or start using this software, but it is something for which a programmer must be prepared

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is a good option to introduce yourself in this environment and thus learn about the commands and configurations needed on an SSH client and then move on to a more powerful option

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In our company we work with a programming framework based on the PHP language called Magento in its version number 2 which is advisable to manage through ssh reason why we started using this software to access the remote server where the files are located. our system and this be able to manage the files, moving between the different directories of the sites and WEB stores and also executing the necessary commands to update, clean cache, activate and deactivate modules

PuTTY review by Jasmine G.
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"Putty is a simple yet powerful terminal application"

What do you like best?

There's a lot of things I like about PuTTY:

1) it comes with Portable version, no install needed for me to use it.

2) Available in all platforms - windows, mac and Linux

3) Allows me to save sessions so I can log in to it next time more faster

The most that I like is "automatic copy on selection" it allows me to copy text messages that I've highlighted making me more efficient

What do you dislike?

There's no option to save passwords to each sessions. No tabbed windows option too

Recommendations to others considering the product

PuTTY is free and no install needed, plus it does not each much resources.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have been using putty to login to our network devices remotely, it does not eat that much resources so it does not slow down my pc whenever I access multiple devices

PuTTY review by Samir M.
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"Simple yet effective SSH client"

What do you like best?

PuTTY's clean and fast interface leads to a simplistic yet power packed application. If you know what you're looking for and how to configure your SSH connections correctly, PuTTY will be just what you're looking for.

There's also a version for CAC login called PuTTY-CAC which allows for even more functionality.

What do you dislike?

At times PuTTY can be confusing. Loading saved sessions is clunky and can be a bit tricky.

I wish there was an SFTP feature for the CAC version.

Multiple sessions require multiple windows, a tabbed UI would be a great addition.

Copying sessions is also a bit confusing, as you have the load the session, rename it, then save it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try SuperPuTTY or MobaXTerm if you're looking for a more powerful SSH client

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use PuTTY to connect to our application servers for deploying/logging/debugging.

PuTTY review by Antonio  G.
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"Increíble dispositivo para ejecutar comando unix."

What do you like best?

La utilidad es muy básica en lo que respecta a la capacidad; sin embargo, realiza la actividad, esa es la función crítica máxima para mí. Utilizo masilla considerablemente. Simplemente me gusta la capacidad de agregar campos de contraseña para facilitar el registro no seguro para la mayoría y la flexibilidad en configuración del consumidor Puede ser un software muy suave y transportable que se utiliza para ejecutar los comandos de Unix 2 Disponible en todas las plataformas: Windows Home, Mac y Linux 3 Me permite comprar períodos para poder iniciar sesión en el siguiente tiempo más rápido El máximo que me gusta es "reproducción automatizada en la selección" que me permite duplicar los mensajes de contenido textual que he resaltado haciéndome más eficiente

What do you dislike?

Autorización: el submenú del túnel requiere un pequeño intento de configuración. Nada, literalmente guardo un duplicado de esto en mi usb. No hay ninguna opción para guardar las contraseñas y es complicado cuando tiene más de una clase, ya que creará más de una. Inicio windows tiene algunas carencias como la pC Personalización en su aspecto visual, cosa que aún no he ido mejorando en las últimas versiones Bare mínimo UI

Recommendations to others considering the product

No hay precios, no hay problemas técnicos. Inténtelo, en caso de que realice numerosos trabajos en la terminal, no mirará hacia atrás. Hay diferentes sabores de masilla que tienen características adicionales. No se desea una instalación y es bastante fácil de aplicar. Conexión a Servidores, Conexiones múltiples en el mismo tiempo.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Interfaz simple y viable Mi equipo ha observado estos días que podemos permitir el shell SSH en la configuración de un host VMware y los comandos de problemas y reemplazarlo de esa manera. La capacidad de almacenar credenciales e iniciar sesión de forma rutinaria se considera una de las ventajas más importantes. Es rápido de aplicar y fácil de usar. Es fácil de aplicar, más de una máquina puede usarlo y es muy confiable.

PuTTY review by Gulshandeep S.
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"Best SSH Client for all Linux Platforms"

What do you like best?

Putty is the most used ssh client by windows users. Unlike linux and Mac OS, windows does not provide direct support for SSH, hence putty is required. It has got the all the tools which you may need to terminal emulation. You can connect to any type of system. It support all the authentication methods, be it password authentication or via pem file. It does not consume much memory, hence you can use multiple windows at same time.

What do you dislike?

The process which is not running in background will get automatically terminated once the Terminal connection is broken from remote system.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using it to manage our servers on Amazon AWS.

PuTTY review by Sammie M.
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"Great Program! "

What do you like best?

PuTTY saves previously accessed IPs or Hostnames and has a robust set of settings and options. Some great settings available include being able to change the functions of keys or shortcuts, and even which keyboard you're using. I like that Putty gives me the same *nix experience that I get on Linux and Mac machines, to access the command line interface.

What do you dislike?

PuTTY is very useful for remote administration of servers and other devices that can be accessed through SSH.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

PuTTY makes it very easy to remotely access servers, including virtual ones. My team has recently discovered that we can enable SSH shell in the configuration for a VMware host and issue commands and update it that way.

PuTTY review by James F.
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"best terminal application, simple yet powerful"

What do you like best?

I like putty the most because I can use it without even installing the software, it comes with a portable version to use.

Second, I can save my sessions (list of IP addresses and hostnames) so that I can access it easily next time.

Third, interface is customizable. I can change font type, size, color depending on my eye preference.

Lastly, there's an option to save all the logs to a txt file automatically

What do you dislike?

Nothing much I dislike about putty, only that I cannot save username and password for each session. (alternative for this would be to use SSH key)

Recommendations to others considering the product

PuTTY is free and comes with portable version unlike other terminal softwares out there

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Putty to access remote devices via command line

PuTTY review by Fernando Q.
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"Simple but useful SSH client"

What do you like best?

What I like the best of PuTTy is to being able to set a SSH client very easily and quickly, and the most important thing without installing anything, if I'm out of my office I just have to download it and get quickly into my servers

What do you dislike?

What I dislike about PuTTy is not being able to open many consoles in the same application instance, I have to launch another instance of PuTTy if I have to access two servers at the same time.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you have to access a server CLI from outside the office this may be the best option for being so quickly and easy to set up in any pc

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Accessing my servers so quickly without configuring anything and just typing the ip or domain of the server and the port to be easily promted into the console

PuTTY review by Grant C.
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"Great SSH client"

What do you like best?

The best features are the ability to save profiles for each server I connect to, the ability to store client certs is very useful too. SCP client is excellent. PuttyGEN makes creating client certificates easy, so you can improve the security between the client and the server, instead of just relying on passwords. The display font clarity is excellent.

What do you dislike?

It's annoying when the network disconnects and the terminal then goes inactive, you can't just reconnect and carry on where you left off, so if you were in the middle of something it's then lost. The UI is looking a bit dated, but it's clear and functional, so that's just a cosmetic issue.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Go and get it, you'll find that this SSH client is excellent and will more than likely do everything you need it to.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Remote server admin and PBX admin are what I use PuTTY for, it does all the terminal access jobs I need to do in one package (SSH, Telnet & Serial). The SCP client is really useful too.

PuTTY review by Shawn T.
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"Simple and powerful SSH application"

What do you like best?

PuTTY offers a clean, fast, and easy to understand interface. Offers the ability to create a TCP SSH tunnel. PuTTY has many options allowing you to change the appearance of the application, the terminal colors, fonts, behavior, connecting via a proxy, logging your sessions, and so much more.

What do you dislike?

While it may be easy to use and understand, there are certain elements that can end up being confusing. Saving and loading saved sessions can be a bit tricky. Multiple sessions requires multiple windows.

Recommendations to others considering the product

PuTTY is free and does come with a portable version, so you can put it on a flash drive and take it with you on the go. This application makes it quick and easy to connect via SSH to remote servers.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use PuTTY to connect to our servers and it has been the best SSH application out there to achieve these from a Windows-based workstation.

PuTTY review by Ignacio M.
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"easy of use and straigth to the point"

What do you like best?

the ease of use and its simplicity are definitely their highlights.

The application is very basic when it comes to functionality, but it gets the job done, which is the most important feature to me.

Other thing that it's good to mention is that ( probably ) lack of extra functionalities is what makes it so easy to use and get familiar with.

If you are trying to get a wider set of functions it may be a good decision to go with something else, but I think most of the people will just use as a connectivity tool, so this works perfect for that

What do you dislike?

As it happens with most of the tools of this kind, the front end is old and not very fancy, which makes not much " enjoyable " to use, in any case, that same old, not fancy look, is what gives it a positive point when it comes ti simplicity, and at least for me, when it comes to speed, as it is very sharp in that aspect

Recommendations to others considering the product

I think every user dealing with this kind of servers should give this a try. There might be other tools out there, but this one definitely meets all necessary requirements.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

connecting to any linux server is much easier with a tool like this one, and the possibility of storing the credentials on it, is a big plus, to avoid type in credentials everytime

PuTTY review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Great for Windows machines "

What do you like best?

PuTTY is great for connecting to remote server and is one of the more popular options. It's very simple and easy. The best thing I like about PuTTY is we can save server names so we can just double click to access a particular server.

What do you dislike?

For some reason after a while of idle time, the connection to the server freezes. PuTTY itself freezes and I am forced to restart PuTTY again. This gets very annoying and tedious because you never know when it'll freeze like that.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Mac users have Bash, but for Windows users you need to use PuTTY is the best for connecting to remote servers.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

For connecting to my linux server to access my site's file system, PuTTY is the way to go. I can access files and actually use Git to push data from my repository. It has helped decrease my development time and it offers a one stop shop for Windows machines.

PuTTY review by Laia P.
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"Simple program that you always must have available"

What do you like best?

Putty is a very light weight application for windows environments and it has a simple function, open a SSH session to any Unix computer.

It's very simple and easy to usage, just type the direction of the server and connect!,

What do you dislike?

It's really simple, therefore you have very few options. The storing of the sessions normally doesn't work

Recommendations to others considering the product

Easy to use, available portable versions. It's very small, always you can have a the exe available.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Allows me to connect in punctual occasions to Unix nodes, when I don't have available other more powerful options, like MobaXTerm.

PuTTY review by Meenakshi B.
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"A great and simple way of doing ssh."

What do you like best?

I love the ease to use it and its applications are definitely at their highlights. I know that this application is very basic and very easy to use, when it comes to functionality, but it gets my work done, which is the most important thing to me and matters to me. It is really fast and very light to use. I don't need anything with this other than my credentials to the server I want to connect. It is free and easy to download. It can be downloaded within few seconds. Another thing to mention is that it has less functionalities but critical and useful ones, not the waste ones. That's why it is so light and easy to get familiar with. It never gets slow or never hangs. If you are trying to seek a greater set of functions or other purposes, I would suggest to go with other options as it would be a wise decision. I use it as a connectivity tool and most people use it for that reason, so it works for us that way. I am using it from three years and personally like that PuTTY allows me to easily connect to my Unix machines in a clean and an efficient manner. It provides nice integration with applications like WinSCP.

What do you dislike?

I want it to have other options too, it's not much fancy and just a basic tool for connectivity.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great application to use for remote connections and very light to use.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use putty to connect to remote servers in my company. I think PuTTY is the simplest way to connect to remote terminal.

PuTTY review by Joseph D.
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"PuTTY simplifies, yet secures all aspects of secure shell clients"

What do you like best?

I like the ability to add in password fields for easier logging in (unsecure for most) and the flexibility in user settings. It is also very user friendly, the documentation is well written and easy to understand and it has several other GUIs that are associated for easy data transfer.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the amount of effort required to change font sizes. Other softwares have a simple '=' or '-' sign for text size change.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is the simplest ssh software for installation and use. Highly recommend for those without dedicated ssh software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

High-trhoughtput data analysis (bioinformatics, DNA and RNA sequence analysis, genome assembly).

PuTTY review by Chirag A.
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"Amazing tool for executing unix command."

What do you like best?

It is very light and portable software which is used to run unix commands. You can easily write unix scripts with this tool. Also one more thing is that this is absolutely free of cost.

What do you dislike?

It do not have Graphical user interface, therefore one need to remember command to execute on putty, It is fully command line based software.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Putty is a great software if you can remember commands as it does not have any graphical UI therefore my suggestion is to use this for create scripts only and if you need GUI then please use WINSCP like software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are developing the project where we receive the files from third party server to our unix server and from there we read those files through ETL tools like Talend and Abinitio and then used the output for analysis purpose.

PuTTY review by Miraj P.
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"Great Windows SSH Utility"

What do you like best?

I like that you can save SSH connections/profiles with custom color schemes and window sizes, as well use X11 forwarding with Xming.

What do you dislike?

Don't quite like how the profiles are stored in registry as opposed to local .ini files or any other common method of saving settings for standalone/portable applications. The font choices are also severely limited, though it is possible to change it if you have permissions to install custom fonts.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Just do it! It's free and easy to use with a lot of support on Stackoverflow and other open forums.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have to SSH into many different VMs, so the profile/connection management is incredibly useful. The fact that it's a standalone/portable application is also a great convenience due to the strict security settings that prevent us from installing new applications on our PCs.

PuTTY review by Steven C.
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"Administrator Bliss"

What do you like best?

First off, a little about what I do. I manage all IT infrastructure for an office so I have to interact with my equipment on more than one occasion. PuTTY allows me easy access to any and all of my backend equipment with little fuss. The most difficult thing about using PuTTY is remembering the commands for the hardware that you're attached to. (This is not a fault of PuTTY at all!) The interface is a simple command-line style tool that is easy to use and dependable.

What do you dislike?

The only area that I'd list here is more of a desired future addon. I'd like to see some type of library for commands from various hardware pieces. Remembering the interface and brand that you're using can be a pain and a library would help immensely.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I usually interact with PuTTY when I'm problem solving a network issue, whether it's my switch or firewall. AS stated before, PuTTY is just dead simple to use and it allows for memory of login information.

PuTTY review by Kristine Nicole D.
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"the best and simpliest terminal software"

What do you like best?

I like putty because there's no need to install it for me to use it! It also let me save sessions so that it'll be easier for me to remote to that session the next time I need to

What do you dislike?

there's no option to save the password for each session. also for multiple session, I need to open another putty instance, I hope it would have the ability to open multiple session in just one window.

Recommendations to others considering the product

putty is free and there's no need to install it for you to use

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Accessing our servers via command line

PuTTY review by Miles S.
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"A Simple, Functional SSH Client"

What do you like best?

Putty is very easy to use and set up. It is super lightweight and can be run anywhere. It has a ton of features, but is also great for just basic SSH access.

What do you dislike?

I think the interface can be difficult to use for a new person. While I don't think many non-technical people are using an SSH client, it does have some challenges if the person isn't extremely savvy.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Putty is a great product if you need a really lightweight and easy to use SSH client. I've been using it for almost 5 years and it has been great; I can download the exe to any computer and it is ready to go in seconds.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Right now a few users are using putty to interface with some VPS servers we are setting up.

PuTTY review by User in Financial Services
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"Risk Analyst "

What do you like best?

A very clean, simple to use interface with a multitude of features! Especially when working with SAS Enterprise Guide, many times when you try to end a process, your computer takes time or may freeze. You can kill those unwanted processes in putty, so it is nice to have when working with large data sets in SAS EG. It's quick and easy and saves time than just waiting for those processes to stop running in SAS.

What do you dislike?

The layout seems a little old looking. Also saving your connection can be messy along with alway having to log back in. It seems like the application times out which is kind of interruptive.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you need some connection parameters to access or to have a configuration extended to a set of computers it is your software, in terms of reliability is flawless and when your focus is something that does the job without adding an extra layer of complexity you thank god for programs like this. It is great for working with larger datasets because of the different functionality it offers within the application.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using Putty to kill processes that may have froze in SAS to help leverage large datasets and allow for data manipulation to derive metrics used to assess performance.

PuTTY review by Leif K.
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"Great tool for Windows use of Linux"

What do you like best?

PuTTY is free and a very handy application to have if you are trying to SSH into a Linux box from Windows. It's widely used at my job specifically for this purpose and makes it convenient to get all the benefits of Windows and Linux in one place.

What do you dislike?

Window resizing is a bit of a pain, you have to go into the settings to actually change the width. It seems like it would be fairly easy to allow resizing like any other normal window.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Just download it and try it out. It's free and easy to use!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I work in a network environment where both Windows and Linux are used. Windows has the benefit of things like Microsoft Office, while Linux is much nicer for software development. PuTTY is a simple and free way to take advantage of both from a Windows machine.

PuTTY review by Jason G.
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"Best terminal application for me"

What do you like best?

I like PuTTy the best because its free. Also there's an executable file that does not need installation for me to use it. It's plain and simple. The interface is nice because by default the background is black, which is pretty awesome when you are typing stuffs via command line. On the other hand, I have the option to customize font size and colors depending on my preference.

What do you dislike?

no ability to save passwords for each sessions

Recommendations to others considering the product

Putty is free and no install needed to use

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Accessing our network equipment remotely via command line

PuTTY review by Austin M.
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"A reliable system access module"

What do you like best?

The ease of use and the fact that it is so simple that it never can screw things up. Pretty bare-bones, but does it's job well.

What do you dislike?

A lot of features are included, but there is no easy way to learn what all of it does without prior knowledge. Tutorials for systems would be nice.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you don't want to learn command line ssh, this is a decent alternative.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it at our school to access our Linux server, and it is pretty straightforward.

PuTTY review by User
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"Aplicación de transferencia de archivos de código abierto"

What do you like best?

Te permite conectar cualquier máquina a otra remota. Tampoco hay ninguna opción para recordar tu contraseña lo que la hace más segura para que otras personas no puedan controlar tus trabajos. Es altamente configurable y también puede realizar transferencias de archivos seguras a través de SFTP y SCP. Es una aplicación muy confiable y también puede ejecutarse en Mac OSx como una aplicación externa.

What do you dislike?

Una interfaz un poco cutre no provoca mucha confianza, pero al ser gratuita y con la capacidad que proporciona se compensan las deficiencias de la interfaz. No hay opción para escribir macros y algunos de los protocolos.

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Es una aplicación que no es perfecta pero sí cumple su trabajo sin costo. Puede hacer todo tipo de conexiones y su conjunto de características es lo suficientemente bueno para satisfacer las necesidades de la mayoría de los profesionales de TI.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Lo utilizo para conectar nuestras máquinas a varios servidores Unix y transferir o mover los archivos de una ubicación a otra

PuTTY review by User in Computer Networking
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"A simple and light tool for connectivity and development"

What do you like best?

I use putty extensively. It is very simple and easy to use for any level of expertise.

It provides me with a simple and straightforward interface where I have options to save or load new connections. It also supports multiple protocols to gain access via SSH or TELNET. THis helps in the case where I have console instead of a SSH.

I also like that it has some customization options to make my terminal look and feel better. Some of the fonts are pleasing to the eyes.

As a connectivity tool, it works great and I simply love it for its no nonsense interface and lightness.

What do you dislike?

Bare minimum UI. Need more options for the GUI to stand out. Its a tradeoff I can live with as it is faser and has no lag.

Recommendations to others considering the product

MT Putty is available for multi window operations. Also has more options on it in case you dont use other software like screen. There are other flavors of putty that have more features on them. But if you prefer lightweight and quick connectivity tool, putty is the way to go.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mainly use it to connect to remote terminals and linux machines. Ability to store credentials and automatically login is one of the biggest pluses

PuTTY review by User
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"Old Standard PuTTY"

What do you like best?

It has no installation, easy to get, always works, freeware.

What do you dislike?

Odd user interface for saving and updating setting. Would like to have an easiery way to set up options and not forgot to save settings.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you need a solid Windows terminal emulator, SSH connectivity, and things like that you should start with PuTTy. This has saved me a few times where I had older tools that needed to use SSH tunnelling to access the db server. Super easy to download and install. Same old school windows interface since as long as I can remember.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Access to AWS, tunnel for database tools and related that may not have SSH connectivity but where the DB requires it

PuTTY review by Franco F.
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" simple and good"

What do you like best?

It is easy to use to store usage preferences in host storage thanks to its simple interface.

Another thing that I like is the diversity that can be used by previous versions of OS and still works

What do you dislike?

Sometimes, the interface becomes very simple for novice users and they get lost,

keep safe connections and preferences can be a bit tedious, I would like that I had some option to export preferences when I change pc

Recommendations to others considering the product

yes definitely indispensable for a developer and server manager

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

connections with external hosts,

It is a safe and fast option, without losing time or money in applications that do not fulfill the function

PuTTY review by Judy (Morgan) L.
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"THE tool I use every day."

What do you like best?

It's easy to use and it just works.

I use SuperPutty with it to manage my windows and it makes my life so much easier. I may be connected to 2-6 different servers with multiple windows on some of them. It's really easy to keep everything straight. I have special background colors for different classes of machines (dev, customer, test) so I don't type the wrong command in the wrong window!

What do you dislike?

I wish the sessions weren't stored in the registry. It's a pain to move to a new laptop and take my configurations with me.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you need SSH into systems from a PC, PuTTY is really the easiest way to go.

Combine it with SuperPutty for easy management of multiple sessions and your life will be a lot easier!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Connecting to multiple development, test and customer systems all the time.

PuTTY review by Josiah K.
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"Good for what it does!"

What do you like best?

Its free and easy to use. I use it primarily to access the Switch that sits on my desk through the Serial connection. Its responsive and doesn't require admin rights to run. its a very convenient program if you are working on a customers computer and need to access a switch or router.

What do you dislike?

My dislikes are with the limited saving of setting. this is why programs like SupperPutty are popular because you can save and quick select devices to log into.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The guys in my company who primarily manage all of our network use Putty a lot. since I am a basic troubleshooting I'm not allowed the same access, but I can read and look through the CLI and at times I will find things they missed.

PuTTY review by Funso A.
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"Good and easy to use"

What do you like best?

it is a light weight and easy to use software for connecting to our aix servers from my windows system, also like the flexibility of protocol that can be used and of course it is free yet does it function properly. the FTP feature is also good

What do you dislike?

The user interface isn't friendly there should be an improvement even if it is a free tool, content of the screen been overridden is discouraging. Non availability of multiple tab feature.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Putty is a easy to use and good software which i would easily recommend.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We usually use it to connect to various aix server so that we can start and stop services deployed on them also to transfer files.

PuTTY review by User in Computer Software
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"Putty is very helpful when you have to work remotely from home or off campus. "

What do you like best?

I like the portability and settings we can set for connecting to a server.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the server connection is slow. There are other times when I type in the wrong username and I have to restart the whole application.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Be familiar with command line and short cuts to use the full benefits of puTTy.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I realized that when I am off campus and can't do work on a linux machine, having puTTy on my laptop can help me easily secure my network and work from home. This just helps me stay on top of my work overall.

PuTTY review by Bhavya M.
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"Excellent tool to connect to remote terminal"

What do you like best?

I like that PuTTY as it allows me to easily connect to my AIX / Unix machines in a clean an efficient manner. Its a free software and easy to use. It provides nice integration with WinSCP.

What do you dislike?

We cannot have multiple sessions open in a tabbed environment. Instead, PuTTY opens separate windows for every session. In SSH applications, sometimes the response from device are really slow.

Recommendations to others considering the product

it's an open sourced program that does not require any installation. It can also run on USB flash drives. Try using WinSCP along with it as it provides nice integration with PuTTY.It's the best program to SSH into a server on Windows.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use putty to connect to remote terminal. On my remote terminal I perform twitter sentimental analysis using Apache spark. I think PuTTY is the simplest way to connect to remote terminal.

PuTTY review by Roman S.
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"The gold standard for free SSH/Telnet on Windows"

What do you like best?

- dependable!

- easy to install, lightweight

- free and widely used

- many *nix terminals supported

What do you dislike?

- unable to save logins

- largely superseded by SuperPutty in terms of the feature set

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try SuperPutty as well for a richer experience

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Now able to use a simple SSH/Telnet implementation without using a *nix station or installing clunky Windows software to do this simple task.

PuTTY review by User in Computer Hardware
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"Putty Review "

What do you like best?

The setup was very simple and the software was very easy to use. It works very good in a computer with Windows. There are many settings available that are always useful for data collection in general.

What do you dislike?

Putty could have more functions in it, such as a better way to stop saving data. Since for our setup we had to unplug the USB connection. In addition, compatibility with Mac was not the greatest.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure you know all the functions you need from a software for data collection, if putty meets all of them then go for it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We used Putty to graph and collect data through an USB port. The graph was real time, which let us see the results we were getting from our sensors. It was simple to export the final file into a text file.

PuTTY review by Adelle Berzabeth K.
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"Best terminal software when it comes to accessing local/remote machines"

What do you like best?

I like PuTTy because it is free. Also there's an option there for me to save sessions so that the next time I need to remote to that server/host, it would be easier for me as there's no need to re-type the host IP/name

What do you dislike?

There's no option to save passwords and its messy when you have multiple sessions as it will create multiple windows

Recommendations to others considering the product

Putty is free and simple terminal software

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Accessing remote hosts

PuTTY review by Jason B.
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"Simple, nice yet the only terminal application I am using"

What do you like best?

there are few things I like about PuTTy over the others.

1) Portable version is available. No need to install the program in order to use it.

2) Allows me to save session and usernames to it will be easier for me to access remote devices next time I need to

3) Does not consume that much resources when using it

What do you dislike?

Things I don't like about PuTTy

1) Not available in MAC platform

2) No option to save passwords per session

3) No tabbed windows

Recommendations to others considering the product

Putty is free and no installation needed

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have been using PuTTy to remotely access machines such as linux and windows servers.

PuTTY review by Daniel F.
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"The Best UNIX/LINUX Terminal!"

What do you like best?

PuTTY is very simple and basic at first look. It doesn't drown you in bells and whistles (however, these features can be turned on). I'm able to use basic UNIX commands to move around, edit files, and run scripts. It's very light weight and is free and open-sourced.

What do you dislike?

There is a GUI for settings that may be a little too simple. There are a lot of features that can be turned on, however it's often difficult to find the option that you want as it's presented an expandable text tree with lots of entries.

Recommendations to others considering the product

PuTTY is simple and powerful. I've used other terminals before, however, PuTTY is the best!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are making simple edits to our files, sharing files, and launching our programs to be run through PuTTY.

PuTTY review by User in Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
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"Love putty, but MtPutty is far more useful!"

What do you like best?

I like the ability to customize your servers. Having the settings saved once a server is created or updated really does lessen the time it takes to use this tool. Also, the ability to run scripts on login is fantastic - especially for pmrunning.

What do you dislike?

Putty on its own is fine but MtPutty should be the standard. Having multiple tabs open is almost always necessary and beneficial for a developer - I'm not sure who would choose to have Putty once they find out MtPutty is an option.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Very worthwhile tool to use, although I have no comparison to make against other products.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I work with programs containing tons of unix/linux shell scripts and batch jobs. I am frequently logging onto or unix boxes to review log files, kick off scripts, and update existing files. I have no clue how I would accomplish these tasks without some sort of Putty on my machine.

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