PuTTY

4.4
(148)

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

Work for PuTTY?

Learning about PuTTY?

We can help you find the solution that fits you best.

Find the Right Product

PuTTY Reviews

Ask PuTTY a Question
Write a Review
Filter Reviews
Filter Reviews
  • Ratings
  • Company Size
  • User Role
  • Industry
Ratings
Company Size
User Role
Industry
Showing 150 PuTTY reviews
LinkedIn Connections
PuTTY review by Juanfran G.
Juanfran G.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"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.

Sign in to G2 Crowd to see what your connections have to say about PuTTY
PuTTY review by Adrian P.
Adrian P.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"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.

What Terminal Emulator solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
PuTTY review by Dave H.
Dave H.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"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.
Cristian A.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"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.
Roderick Y.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"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.
Nathan R.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"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.
Ignacio C.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"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 Jasmine G.
Jasmine G.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"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.
Samir M.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"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 Markel R.
Markel R.
Validated Reviewer
Review Source

"Herramienta simple y eficiente para conectarse a través de ssh a otros servidores."

What do you like best?

Tiene la posibilidad de guardar perfiles y alternativas para servidores hombre o mujer. Si está tratando de obtener un conjunto mucho más amplio de características, puede ser una opción increíble para ir con algo más, sin embargo, supongo que la mayoría solo usará como una herramienta de conectividad, así que esto funciona perfecto para eso. Es gratis. No necesito nada con esto, aparte de mis credenciales para el servidor que quiero adjuntar - confiable

What do you dislike?

Es posible que desee convertir el archivo Pem a PPF para utilizarlo. También fue un poco difícil de digerir la gran cantidad de alternativas de configuración para aplicar la clave SSH. Lo uso más fácilmente dentro de nuestra comunidad segura y simplemente no está conectado a una conexión Wi-Fi pública. tiene mayores capacidades, como una forma más alta de dejar de guardar información

Recommendations to others considering the product

Lo recomientdo para la conexión remota Puedo descargar el exe a cualquier PC y está listo para moverse en segundos. Si desea una conexión Unix por cualquier causa, PuTTY es la preferencia clara. Lo uso para iniciar sesión en mis conmutadores, enrutadores y cortafuegos. Debe indicar sus comandos y direcciones IP de los conmutadores para aplicarlos.

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

Conexión a servidores, múltiples conexiones al mismo tiempo Usamos PuTTY para conectar con nuestros servidores de aplicaciones para implementar o registrar o depurar. PuTTY lo hace muy limpio para ingresar de forma remota a los servidores, que consiste en un control digital de la máquina. Mi equipo ha determinado recientemente que podemos habilitar el shell SSH dentro de la configuración para un host VMware y emitir comandos y reemplazarlos de esa manera.

PuTTY review by Antonio  G.
Antonio G.
Validated Reviewer
Review Source

"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.
Gulshandeep S.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"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.
Sammie M.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"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.
James F.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"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.
Fernando Q.
Validated Reviewer
Review Source

"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.
Grant C.
Validated Reviewer
Review Source

"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.
Shawn T.
Validated Reviewer
Review Source

"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.
Ignacio M.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"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
User in Information Technology and Services
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"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.
Laia P.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"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.
Meenakshi B.
Validated Reviewer
Review Source

"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.
Joseph D.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"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.
Chirag A.
Validated Reviewer
Review Source

"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.
Miraj P.
Validated Reviewer
Review Source

"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.
Steven C.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"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.
Kristine Nicole D.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"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.
Miles S.
Validated Reviewer
Review Source

"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
User in Financial Services
Validated Reviewer
Review Source

"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.
Leif K.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"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.
Jason G.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"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.
Austin M.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"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
User
Validated Reviewer
Review Source

"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.

Recomendaciones para otros considerando el producto

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
User in Computer Networking
Validated Reviewer
Review Source

"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
User
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"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.
Franco F.
Validated Reviewer
Review Source

" 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.
Judy (Morgan) L.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"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.
Josiah K.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"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.
Funso A.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"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 Bhavya M.
Bhavya M.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"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.
Roman S.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"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
User in Computer Hardware
Validated Reviewer
Review Source

"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.
Adelle Berzabeth K.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"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.
Jason B.
Validated Reviewer
Review Source

"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.
Daniel F.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"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
User in Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"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.

PuTTY review by J. Douglas W.
J. Douglas W.
Validated Reviewer
Review Source

"Terrific tool for the enterprise!"

What do you like best?

We needed an open-source tool that would run in several different Operating System environments and could handle SSH and SFTP. PuTTY gave us that and more. It not only handled our everyday needs but provided flexibility in conquering even the most demanding tasks. And it was very reliable.

What do you dislike?

It was a little hard for new employees on our team to get used to the overwhelming number of options that PuTTY provides. Once we trained them to focus only on the few aspects that they needed, they were fine. Also, some of our senior developers needed to script their sessions and were unable to do so; perhaps this will be addressed in a future version.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it... you won't regret it!

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

No matter where we looked or who we asked, PuTTY was always the answer. Every day, we need to connect to remote servers, switches, and routers. We were even able to use PuTTTY to connect to most of our Unix-based systems and some mainframes. We were able to standardize this portion of our toolset across our team. This simple, easy, and reliable tool allowed us to move on to more pressing issues... and we've never looked back.

PuTTY review by Administrator in Hospital & Health Care
Administrator in Hospital & Health Care
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"Excellent Free Terminal Tool"

What do you like best?

I like that PuTTY allows me to easily connect to my AIX / Unix machines in a clean an efficient manner. I have been using PuTTY for years and have never had an issue - something I am quite pleased to be able to say about a free piece of software. The software is pretty straight forward and does not require a lot of additional configuration after you install and run it.

What do you dislike?

My biggest complain with PuTTY is that you cannot have multiple sessions open in a tabbed environment. Instead, PuTTY opens separate windows for every session. To get around this, I utilize SuperPuTTY, as I typically have 10+ sessions to different machines open at one time and it is much more convenient to have them up and open in one application with tabs versus individual windows that PuTTY itself provides.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are going to use PuTTY, I also highly recommend downloading SuperPuTTY to allow multiple windows to be open in tabs. Also, WinSCP integrates nicely with PuTTY (importing your sessions).

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

I utilize PuTTY to access my servers and perform application-related maintenance/work via the command-line window. The key benefit realized by the organization is that the tool is 100% free and does not require any licensing, therefore, many ISD related employees within my organization utilize PuTTY for SFTP/SSH connections without the need to pay for additional software. PuTTY is even utilized in our Citrix environment to allow remote connections via PuTTY to internal company resources.

PuTTY review by Wayne S.
Wayne S.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"Little program that makes it possible to run my business"

What do you like best?

Simple to use, a no brainer to install and the ability to download it anywhere there is an internet connection. The program is self-contained, no DLL libraries, no multiple options that need to be configured.

What do you dislike?

Not much. If it had an FTP component that would be ideal.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you admin boxes that use a command line interface, it is a no brainer!

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

I need to access my UNIX/Linux boxes, which I administer by command line. This product gives me a secure tunneled connection to my server(s).

PuTTY review by Sandeep S.
Sandeep S.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"Best SSH Client"

What do you like best?

Putty is the best SSH client available for windows, it supports all the types of server authentications. You can open as many terminals as you want. It is extremely light wight and simple to use.

What do you dislike?

You might need to convert Pem File to PPF is order to use it.

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

We remotely managed our aws servers using Putty.

PuTTY review by Eddie R.
Eddie R.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"Quintessential remote access software"

What do you like best?

I love that Putty has the ability to store connections and their encryption keys for easy access

What do you dislike?

The software is simple and very utilitarian I find little to complain about the software

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

Putty allow me to securely manage all network and remote equipment from one location. While helping me keep track of all the connections I make.

PuTTY review by User
User
Validated Reviewer
Review Source

"Gets the job done!"

What do you like best?

I like Putty's ease of use. It is lightweight and I like the minimalist GUI. It does not use high system resources and is a very stable i.e. doesn't crash.

What do you dislike?

There is no way to have a split layouts to have multiple sessions side-by-side. It doesn't work for local host. Some of the other products like Putty run on local host (leveraging CygWin).

Recommendations to others considering the product

Absolutely recommended for anyone looking for an easy, flexible, open-source solution to get server operations like SSH, FTP done.

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

Monitoring critical applications. I have realized that Putty is fairly easy to use and given its lightweight and stable nature, it is a very reliable product for common server operations like SSH, FTP etc. It is also easy to copy text from Putty's console to other text editors, which is a great plus during day-to-day operations.

PuTTY review by Foluke A.
Foluke A.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"Great Tool"

What do you like best?

It free to use yet very effective

It make it easy for people with more of Windows experience to easily adapt to Linux/AIX environment

stores multiple sessions

What do you dislike?

it is difficult for new user to easily use

As compared with other competitor there are features the putty can really improve even if its a freeware

Recommendations to others considering the product

A good and free choice, give it a try and you will be amazed

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

I use it to connect to several servers and putty make it easier for me for easily start and stop the services on these servers

PuTTY review by Administrator
Administrator
Validated Reviewer
Review Source

"Software de conexión remota a servidores en modo consola por excelencia"

What do you like best?

Es muy intuitivo y fácil de utilizar. Permite guardar sesiones para conectarse remotamente a los distintos servidores sin tener que recordar nombres o direcciones IP. Muy rápido y ocupa muy poco tanto en su descarga como en su instalación. Funciona como cliente en un gran número de sistemas operativos y te permite conectarte a gran cantidad de máquinas remotas, ofrece una gran compatibilidad.

What do you dislike?

Tiene algunas carencias como la poca personalización en su aspecto visual, cosa que aún así han ido mejorando en las últimas versiones.

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

Conexión a máquinas Linux para programar en entornos HOST. Administración de servidores en remoto mediante acceso en modo consola. Conexión desde el trabajo a máquinas de mi casa y viceversa. Creación de túnel SSH cuando necesito realizar pruebas con otros orígenes o evitar restricciones.

PuTTY review by Hubert W.
Hubert W.
Validated Reviewer
Review Source

"PuTTY is a key tool for my functions"

What do you like best?

One of the best features about PuTTY is that it is lightweight and easy to use. I also use the tool on remote desktops where I may not have admin privileges and the fact that it doesn't require an install makes it a good tool in that regard. I typically use a companion tool, SuperPuTTY which allows me to create session trees and save previous connections. Additionally, it is free.

What do you dislike?

PuTTY is non terribly intuitive at first. While I commend the product with being able to work with others, such as SuperPuTTY, the reason I do so is because PuTTY on its own is a little clunky and missing some conveniences that some of its competitors have. That said, PuTTY is free, but by itself, it isn't as effective.

Recommendations to others considering the product

For those who struggled as I have with saved sessions, consider SuperPuTTY add on.

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

PuTTY is my primary tool in connecting to networking equipment remotely. With SuperPuTTY, all my sessions are saved and can be exported to share with others. This can be a real time saver which is the main benefit I gain from the tool. As it doesn't require an install, it helps me remote into equipment when using jump boxes which may not allow me to install software otherwise.

PuTTY review by Avery S.
Avery S.
Validated Reviewer
Review Source

"The terminal emulator that does just what you need it to"

What do you like best?

It's free, open-source, and it's complete without having too many frills. I like that it supports multiple copy-paste styles, especially the automatic copying after you select text.

What do you dislike?

Its configuration menus are hard to navigate. If I forget where something is, it takes me a long time to find the right screen to change the setting I'm looking for.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Just try it! It's free and it's fast. It doesn't carry a lot of visible legacy feature baggage.

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

I use this to connect to a variety of UNIX-like servers, including LInux, AIX, and even Solaris if I recall correctly. It's very good at copying and pasting text that's too wide for the screen: it won't insert a fake line break when the text wraps lines and the server didn't send an actual return/line feed.

PuTTY review by Consultant in Education Management
Consultant in Education Management
Validated Reviewer
Review Source

"Good Unix tool for backend file transfers"

What do you like best?

files can be transfered from backend. can connect to multiple servers.

easy for developers to provide access to files from server. allows developer to open multiple terminals at the same time.

What do you dislike?

it gets stuck sometimes and there is no other way to resume the operation other than shutting down the tool and re starting it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

putty is an open source which makes it easier for the user to download it with no cost. it helps users to maintain servers and databases with no issues.

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

used by developers and database administrators for applying latest patches into applications and used for upgrading application software from backend. database maintenance can be done using this tool. it makes it easy for file transfers with file having huge data.

PuTTY review by User in Food & Beverages
User in Food & Beverages
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"Excellent tool for SSH and serial communication"

What do you like best?

It's a simple software that enable users to read and write messages through serial communication. It simplifies our debugging process to simply program our embedded devices to send data to serial. It also combines the secure shell function, which allow us to communicate over the network. It's so far the best open sourced program available windows and unix systems.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the baud rate does not go high enough for some applications. In SSH applications, sometimes the response from device are really slow.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Just try it out first, it's an open sourced program that does not require any installation. It can also run on USB flash drives.

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

My job require this program as part of our development process. We simply program our embedded devices to send data to serial, and this program can communicate to it. Which allow us to communicate with our devices in real time.

PuTTY review by Hassam J.
Hassam J.
Validated Reviewer
Review Source

"Easy simple straightforward"

What do you like best?

Its really easy to use, straightforward and simple. Other options available for advanced connections such as proxy, telnet, rlogin,serial. Colors,appearance and translations also available but not neccessary to use it.

What do you dislike?

so far nothing I found that i dislike on features. Everything and every time it works perfectly. The only thing that could improve is the window, as it makes it more like an old software rather than a new one.

Recommendations to others considering the product

ease of use

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

ssh connection to remote server to configure server or install modules.

telnet to remote server

PuTTY review by Skyler F.
Skyler F.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"Solid Front End For Remote shell access"

What do you like best?

Support for the most relevant protocols

Several useful security options

Text scaling and color for accessibility

What do you dislike?

It can be a bit opaque to find the settings dialogue, specifically on Linux.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Ctrl+RMB to access settings from session window

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

Secure control of several clients, while keeping them all in check, and out of unauthorized areas

PuTTY review by Administrator in Entertainment
Administrator in Entertainment
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"Great terminal emulator; a must for Windows users, not so much for others."

What do you like best?

Simple single executable with clear precise interface.

Simple to use and keep on hand.

Nice to be able to store a list of sessions.

What do you dislike?

The defaults for the copy and paste functionality differ between Linux and Windows versions, which is annoying, but easily fixed. Generally if I can easily use the OpenSSH client instead I will, but putty is still a solid client.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're a Windows user you're probably going to spaz out when you accidentally use the copy and paste functionality; don't, just get used to it as it's a great way to work.

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

When you've a ton of servers it's good to be able to keep a list of sessions.

Also when you need a quick SSH tunnel on windows putty works great.

PuTTY review by User
User
Validated Reviewer
Review Source

"PuTTTy is a great way to connect to another server quickly and efficiently "

What do you like best?

What I really like about it is that I can easily connect to another server such Linux for example when I'm working and need to do a task there. I think it's one of the most important softwares for us.

What do you dislike?

I dislike how it is not as intuitive. When I first used it, I had to refer online or ask somebody how to connect to another sever and what settings to enable.

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

I am doing an internal project in which I extract Google Trends data and manipulate it so that the researchers and analysts on our team can use it. I put my program on the Linux server so that it would be easier for everyone to access and go into production.

PuTTY review by Matt F.
Matt F.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"Essential SSH client for Linux management"

What do you like best?

Lightweight, reliable and powerful. PuTTY is the best option for Linux administrators needing command-line access to their Linux servers.

What do you dislike?

No dislikes, PuTTY does everything I need it to.

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

Lots of options and features, The ability to tunnel ports through an SSH connection, etc... We have been using it for over 10 years to be able to connect to hundreds of Linux servers within our own clusters and client clusters around the world.

PuTTY review by User in Management Consulting
User in Management Consulting
Validated Reviewer
Review Source

"Overall, Would Recommend!"

What do you like best?

What I enjoyed most about PuTTY is that it is free and very commonly used. It’s convenient because the interface is simple and it supports telnet, ssh login, etc. that is mainly used. This tool can be used to perform basic protocols as well as to deliver secure file transfers.

What do you dislike?

One disadvantage is its inability to open multiple sessions in tabs. There are other tools that are available with this functionality, such as MobaXterm and SmarTTY. It was also a bit difficult to digest the large variety of configuration options available.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would suggest doing some research on the alternative tools (MobaXterm and SmarTTY)

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

I used PuTTY to connect to remote systems and servers when I am working from home. I connect to SQL Server and process queries.

PuTTY review by Evan G.
Evan G.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"PuTTY Review"

What do you like best?

Ability to save sessions that you connect to frequently

What do you dislike?

Trying to close all of your sessions at once requires you to close each window. You can't just right-click on the PuTTY icon and close all open sessions.

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

standardizing on a tool to establish SSH sessions

PuTTY review by Ross G.
Ross G.
Validated Reviewer
Review Source

"simple yet powerful terminal application"

What do you like best?

What I like the best with PuTTY is that it is simple and comes with portable version, wherein there's no need for me to install it just to use it. It also allows me to save session so that the next time I need to access it, it would be faster as I dont need to type the hostname/ip address again.

What do you dislike?

There's no way so save passwords for each session to auto-login

Recommendations to others considering the product

Putty is free and theres no need to install it!

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

Accessing remote devices for me to configure it

PuTTY review by Hitesh S.
Hitesh S.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"Putty to connect withAutomotive Infotainment System"

What do you like best?

It is a very simple, small but very useful application to connect to another device using your Laptop/PC.

Just click the .exe file , give the IP for SSH connection and you are connected to the device.

What do you dislike?

At a time you can have only one session.

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

For my Day To Day activity which include testing of Infotainment Head Unit which is a Linux Based device.I use putty to connect my Laptop to the Infotainment Head Unit and then send Commands and Run scripts to perform the Stress and Automation testing.

PuTTY review by Luke A.
Luke A.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"Reliable SSH client for Windows"

What do you like best?

It's simple and does the job well. Very configurable. Key agent utility (pageent) works well.

What do you dislike?

It's funny... I keep thinking there must be a better, more "modern" option out there, but the reasons for that are so minor. There are no tabs (although ConEmu may be a solution to that) and it's "old"... but really, it does the job and it does it well so I shouldn't complain.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There's a KiTTY fork which some people prefer. I think I tried it but ran into a problem and gave up.

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

I use it almost every day on my Windows development machine while working with servers and VMs.

PuTTY review by User
User
Validated Reviewer
Review Source

"The best client SSH, TELNET "

What do you like best?

Is a good SSH and Telnet client with which we can connect to remote servers by starting a session in them that allows us to execute commands, the advantages are many:

*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.

What do you dislike?

if you do not have a good security this application can be a tool to enter computers without authorization

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend it 100% because it is a very useful tool within an organization and very easy to configure

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

make connections to servers much easier and from any part of the company

PuTTY review by Brett D.
Brett D.
Validated Reviewer
Review Source

"Easiest and Cheapest way to manage switches"

What do you like best?

We use this to SSH into our switches and servers, it is super easy and cheap

What do you dislike?

PuTTY does not remember your connections by default or transfer through roaming profiles.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use it, it is free and easy to use. Of course you have to know your commands and ip addresses of your switches to use it.

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

We needed a inexpensive and comprehensive way to manage our switches. PuTTY solved that

PuTTY review by Jonathan K.
Jonathan K.
Validated Reviewer
Review Source

"Simple yet effective SSH"

What do you like best?

I had used this program a number of years back but never encountered any issues with its functionality. It was simple (which is often best) and intuitive.

What do you dislike?

In my opinion and experience there was not much that I disliked. Perhaps provide a couple of customization options for the interface window.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's features may be less clear for those familiar with the Windows GUI but if you have worked with MS DOS or Command Prompt then you only need to learn the PuTTY specific commands to excel at using that.

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

My employer had us connect to several UNIX servers through a PuTTY SSH connection to run some batches or scripts. We solved the problem of not having direct access to those offsite servers that pulled the necessary data and executed our processes.

PuTTY review by Harris O.
Harris O.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"Learning"

What do you like best?

Easy to use. I do a lot of removing and I was introduced to using putty. Very easy to set up and use.

What do you dislike?

I have not found anything yet.. I am still learning how this products works.

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

working with Linux servers in a cloud environment, I am constantly been asked to access systems and make changes to configurations. Learning more and more about Linux OS and how command line works.

PuTTY review by User in Hospital & Health Care
User in Hospital & Health Care
Validated Reviewer
Review Source

"Putty does what I need it to do"

What do you like best?

Cut and past work better than a lot of other terminals that I use. Also integrates easy with Xming... never have any issues firing up X Window sessions which I do a lot of. Portability is great as well... no installs no nothing, you can take it with you on a flash drive and use anywhere

What do you dislike?

Configuration menu is a little on the jumbled side... options are just everywhere without a lot of submenus, etc.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Its a great tool that I would highly recommend when connecting to unix\linux\AIX machines... still provides some windows type functionality and is very portable and easy to configure. One of the better products that I have used for sys admin type work.

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

We use putty to interact with our HP-UX boxes that run our ERP software. Many of the installations require an X Windows session and Putty allows us to achieve this quickly and easily. Also the copy and paste functionality is a time saver as well

PuTTY review by Administrator
Administrator
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"Easy to use"

What do you like best?

It's easy to use and has a simple interface. I can save my sessions to quickly access systems

What do you dislike?

There is nothing I don't like about this product.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Easy to use, easy to implement, easy to support. No fees, no technical issues.

The features are great - you can connect to a wide variety of devices with simple clicks.

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

We can quickly connect to servers and devices with a simple interface.

PuTTY review by Brian S.
Brian S.
Validated Reviewer
Review Source

"Simple yet the best terminal software for you"

What do you like best?

I like PuTTy because it is simple but very powerful. I can have the ability to customise the font color, size, window per each session that I saved.

Also with PuTTy, you can automatically login with your saved username and passwords.

What do you dislike?

Nothing, I like Putty the best. Its the only terminal app I am using

Recommendations to others considering the product

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

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

Login to our devices via CLI.

PuTTY review by User in Information Technology and Services
User in Information Technology and Services
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"I use PuTTY on a daily basis to connect to Linux boxes in the enterprise. It's been essential. "

What do you like best?

The tool is simple to use and gives some features to customize the appearance and save essential connection settings.

What do you dislike?

File transfer is missing. WinSCP or other alternative is needed to transfer the files from Linux boxes to Windows.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for an easy to use, free SSH client for Windows to connect to Linux boxes then PuTTY is the right choice. It's been essential by providing quick access to Linux shell.

Pros: Easy to use, Free, Good set of features, Some customization.

Cons: File transfer is missing.

Other considerations: VNC-Viewer for Linux X user interface. WinSCP for file transfer.

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

Linux systems development and administration.

PuTTY review by Apoorva S.
Apoorva S.
Validated Reviewer
Review Source

"Putty review"

What do you like best?

putty is an open source, free and highly configurable. I can connect to many servers by opening different sessions.

What do you dislike?

It disconnects quickly and we need to log in again. Also, you need to have a good knowledge of the commands.

Recommendations to others considering the product

when there are wrong commands entered then putty can help us identify them

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

I connect to HDFS from putty to extract the data .

PuTTY review by User in Information Technology and Services
User in Information Technology and Services
Validated Reviewer
Review Source

"It gets the Job Done"

What do you like best?

Free. And it does all the basics. It is easy to download and run when I have a computer at a client site where I cannot use my own. It has all the options I need to connect to and manage Cisco devices.

What do you dislike?

No session management or Xmodem in the base version. Although I think there are some other free versions like XtraPutty that have some of these features. Copy and paste is clunky as is logging a session.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Also look at MobaXterm and SecureCRT. I use SecureCRT, which is more expensive but has the best interface of the three.

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

SSH, remote access, terminal sessions, serial access

PuTTY review by Brajesh T.
Brajesh T.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"Amazing tool for unix"

What do you like best?

Simple & interactive GUI, easy to login & logout

What do you dislike?

Nothing to dislike, everything good from user perspective

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

easy & fast way to shoot unix commands

PuTTY review by Massimo R.
Massimo R.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"Works, but really bare bones"

What do you like best?

Small, self-contained, doesn't need an installation

What do you dislike?

Perhaps too small. I don't think I could notice any changes in about ten years.

Being used to solutions like MobaXTerm, which is a completely different product, sure, but offers a lot in terms of integration of different but related features out of the box, the bare bone approach of Putty is a bit... cold.

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

Remote, secure login

PuTTY review by User in Computer Networking
User in Computer Networking
Validated Reviewer
Review Source

"Best free tool to securely connect to remote servers!"

What do you like best?

PuTTY is a free tool, easy to install and use. It supports SSH protocol for securely accessing remote UNIX and linux servers. I like the feature of opening duplicate putty sessions with the same server without having to retype the connection credentials.

What do you dislike?

I like this tool just the way it is, simple to install and use. There is nothing to dislike.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Very easy to use even for complete beginners. Has a minimum set of commands for accessing servers.

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

We have our applications installed on remote linux and windows servers. We connect to our remote linux servers through PuTTY in a secured way. Windows servers can be connected through telnet.

PuTTY review by Ankush P.
Ankush P.
Validated Reviewer
Review Source

"Most convenient tool to SSH/Telnet into your networking devices"

What do you like best?

Ease of use

User friendly GUI

Small sized file

Very light weight

What do you dislike?

Doesnt retain saved names for devices at times

Recommendations to others considering the product

Come up with a licensed version that has all the features that secure CRT offers

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

Connecting to all networking in house devices like routers, switches load balancers and firewall CLI.

Benefit is that its free and and very light weighted. Doesnt use enough RAM to be up

PuTTY review by Andrew R.
Andrew R.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"The definitive SSH Client"

What do you like best?

Its simple, inexpensive and easy to use.

What do you dislike?

I dont like the way it handles closing sessions. Its hard to close out multiple windows because of the pop up. The select copy also takes some getting used to.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Just be aware of the select to copy thing and the session closing . Additionally a benefit to be aware of is that the application is completely portable and therefore wont need to be installed.

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

Since its so lightweight and easy to use, I can put it on a network drive, skydrive or thumbdrive and easily use it anywhere. we can also use it for connections to switches via a serial port or practically anything since we can specify any port we want to

PuTTY review by Jerry B.
Jerry B.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"Putty is a great tool"

What do you like best?

I love the ease of use of Putty. Once it is set up, it just works!

What do you dislike?

Having to define a display parameter when I get to the system.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you need a unix connection for any reason, PuTTY is the clear choice.

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

Able to work on any "unix like" system

PuTTY review by User in Retail
User in Retail
Validated Reviewer
Review Source

"Functional & does the job given certain situations"

What do you like best?

I like how it expands previous versions of windows' capabilities to interact with our remote servers. We were required to use Windows machines due to IT & security policy - however our work as software developers and project at the time dictated that we were able to remotely access our environments being built for linux servers. PuTTY allowed me to do that.

What do you dislike?

It's not quite a replacement for the bash shell, but it makes it clear that it's just an SSH replacement.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Decent for Windows 7

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

SSHing into remote linux servers from a Windows machine.

PuTTY review by Justin W.
Justin W.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"PuTTY Review"

What do you like best?

PuTTY has been around for more than 30 years. It always works. It has basic support for terminal ANSI colors. I really like that is has the ability to do tunneling.

What do you dislike?

I don't like how it's just a terminal. A lot of the time you need more information for debugging. I guess it isn't a debugging tool though.

Recommendations to others considering the product

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 generally use it because I can send control-character sequences threw it.

PuTTY review by User in Information Technology and Services
User in Information Technology and Services
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"Easy tool"

What do you like best?

Putty is an easy to use tool to establish secure remote connections over the network. We can save the hostnames and IP details, change background to distinguish between sessions etc.

What do you dislike?

No feature to save the passwords for the connections. Other tools like mRemoteNG offers to save the passwords so you don't have to type them every time to connect.

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

Connect to the servers to work on them.

PuTTY review by Kelani D.
Kelani D.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"I have had a wonderful experience using this product"

What do you like best?

the ease with which i can connect to servers, ftp from and to other servers, the speed of usage

What do you dislike?

the fact that sessions are shared by users with access to a specific sign on

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a good product to go for.

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

software and application support. code reviews

PuTTY review by Akilesh M.
Akilesh M.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"Best in the market to SSH "

What do you like best?

Best in the market to SSH to remote terminals in Windows

What do you dislike?

MAC terminal is more readily available compared to Putty. But it is the best on Windows.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Best for Windows Platform

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

I'm using it to SSH to terminal that is located in a different location.

PuTTY review by Consultant in Computer & Network Security
Consultant in Computer & Network Security
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"Powerful Tool in a Small Package"

What do you like best?

I've used Putty now for several years and I love how portable and powerful it is. I use the software for telnet, SSH, rlogin, and connecting to a serial port.

What do you dislike?

I really don't have much bad to say about Putty.

Recommendations to others considering the product

download it and use it...it's free

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

Without having to install Windows programs, you can use this small utility to get things done quickly.

PuTTY review by User in Computer Networking
User in Computer Networking
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"Review of Putty usage"

What do you like best?

the ease of being able to ssh to remote machines and convinience it allows to generate private and public keys and transfer files

What do you dislike?

the authentication feature when a .pem file has to be added, not very easy

Recommendations to others considering the product

Would highly recommend usage of Putty

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

Connecting to remote machines especially those hosted on the cloud

PuTTY review by User in Restaurants
User in Restaurants
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"PuTTY, the lightweight SSH tool"

What do you like best?

I enjoy that it's free. I also enjoy that it's so easy to use. Just download and run, essentially. I use the saved sessions quite a bit, which is another feature that I like. It's great that it works on any platform, and is a very reliable tool in my toolbox.

What do you dislike?

The configuration and saving of session info is not the most intuitive, but I suppose that's what you get from a single-pane, lightweight tool like PuTTY.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would highly recommend PuTTY. It's lightweight, fast, and easy to configure and use. It's also FREE.

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

I'm using PuTTY to connect to various servers - primarily to examine logs, test deployments, and maintain server "vitals" during testing.

PuTTY review by Kevin W.
Kevin W.
Validated Reviewer
Review Source

"Easy way to access my work"

What do you like best?

The interface is similar to other ssh terminal emulators that I've used in the past.

What do you dislike?

I would like to have more save functionality. For instance, it would be nice to have a shortcut on my home screen for automatically ssh'ing into my work servers. k5 support would also be nice.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give it a shot. It should be familiar to unix users.

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

I need 24/7 access to my servers and this provides me with the capability to maintain my products remotely.

PuTTY review by Emmanuel M.
Emmanuel M.
Validated Reviewer
Review Source

"Puttty is very util and functional software client for remote conexion with protocol differents"

What do you like best?

Easy to use and have an user interface friendly, is perfect client for any user whit in or whit out experience.

What do you dislike?

The original version is only for Windows no for Unix OS

Recommendations to others considering the product

hightly recommended

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

connect whit other ftp (ssh, telnet, sftp) server for interchanges files or copy and remove directories

PuTTY review by Administrator in Media Production
Administrator in Media Production
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"Putty SSH client"

What do you like best?

Putty is a SSH client that is easy to use, quite intuitive and well designed GUI to connect to Linux machines from Windows

What do you dislike?

The Authorization - tunnel sub menu requires some effort to configure

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

I use it all the time to connect from my Windows 10 laptop to the Linux servers

PuTTY review by Administrator
Administrator
Validated Reviewer
Review Source

"The go to ssh client"

What do you like best?

It's free, it's portable. It is just the go to ssh (and telnet if anyone still uses telnet) client. In many organisations it's almost used as a verb e.g. "just putty onto the client"

What do you dislike?

Lack of overall security, i.e. I'd only use it within our secured network and definitely not attached to a public Wi-Fi connection (e.g. coffee shop).

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you need a free ssh client, then you can't go wrong with Putty.

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

Connection to all our terminal based hardware (switches, storage network data movers, virtual hosts).

PuTTY review by User in Information Technology and Services
User in Information Technology and Services
Validated Reviewer
Review Source

"Simple and easy to use SSH client"

What do you like best?

Putty is one of the most commonly and widely used SSH client as it does its job really well. I find the copy and paste functionality handy as it saves me more time to do more. It is very lightweight but powerful and reliable application.

What do you dislike?

Windows resizing needs to be specified in the settings so it takes times.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Highly recommended especially for beginners. No installation needed and fairly easy to use.

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

As a Clout Technical Support, it allows me to access my Linux Server for managing and troubleshooting purposes.

PuTTY review by Satya Srinivas C.
Satya Srinivas C.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"PuTTY for Everything"

What do you like best?

Ease of accessing and navigation to server box. Fastest accessible than any other available.

What do you dislike?

Too many commands to remember. I haven't seen/heard much updates.

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

Accessing as Normal user/super user to track the recent changes for exiting records. Analyzing logs of Server to fix environment issues.

PuTTY review by Tapan J.
Tapan J.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source

"Open source file transfer application"

What do you like best?

It lets you connect any machine to any remote machine.Also there is no option to remember your password which makes it more safe so that other people are not able to temper with your jobs.It is highly configurable and also able to perform secure file transfers via SFTP and SCP.It is a very reliable application and can also run on Mac OSx as an external app.

What do you dislike?

Bland and old school user interface is a turn off thought it being free and capability it provides overcomes the interface shortcomings.There is no option for writing macros and some of the protocols

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use it , customize it .It is an application which is not perfect but does it's job for no cost. It can make every common type of connection 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?

We use it to connect our window machines to various Unix Servers and transfer/move the files from one location to other.

PuTTY review by James K.
James K.
Validated Reviewer
Review Source
Business partner of the vendor or vendor's competitor, not included in G2 Crowd scores.

"A Network Admin's Best Friend"

What do you like best?

When I think about needing SSH or CLI access of some nature to a network device, I immediately think puTTY. There is no other tool that I've used that does it better. One of the more useful features if you administer many of the same devices is the ability to save your sessions. That way, you don't have to worry about all the needed communication parameters each time you connect.

What do you dislike?

I wish it came with serial to USB adapter for a console cable! Haha, that's a joke! There is not anything I dislike about puTTY.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is the right tool for the job.

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

Allows a great solution for connection to and administration of network devices in enterprises of all sizes.