SecureCRT client for Windows, Mac, and Linux provides rock-solid terminal emulation for computing professionals.

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SecureCRT client for Windows, Mac, and Linux provides rock-solid terminal emulation for computing professionals, raising productivity with advanced session management and a host of ways to save time and streamline repetitive tasks. SecureCRT provides secure remote access, file transfer, and data tunneling for everyone in your organization.


Whether you are replacing Telnet or Terminal, or need a more capable secure remote access tool, SecureCRT is an application you can live in all day long. With the solid security of SSH, extensive session management, and advanced scripting, SecureCRT will help raise your productivity to the nth degree.

  • Keyword Highlighting

    Highlight individual words, phrases, or substrings in the session window to identify errors in log files or streaming output and to highlight prompts. Regular expressions are also supported, making it easier to highlight strings like IP addresses. Keyword display attributes (bold, reverse video, and color) can be combined.

  • Tabbed Sessions

    Tabs and tab groups allow you to organize sessions in a variety of ways so that you can get more done in less time. Tabs can be grouped vertically or horizontally, allowing you to compare the output of two sessions, group related sessions together, or work in one tab while monitoring the output from a command in another tab and then go back to a single tab group when the command has finished.

  • Command Manager

    Streamline repetitive tasks with the dockable Command Manager, which makes it easy to organize commands into named folders, filter commands by name, and launch them with a double click or by pressing Enter. Commands and command folders can also be shared with the button bar and vice versa.

  • Scripting

    Use Python and ActiveX scripts to save time and automate tasks. Python 3 is supported on Windows, macOS, Ubuntu Linux, and RHEL 8. On Windows, edit scripts directly in a tab without leaving SecureCRT.

  • Hex View

    The Hex View shows hex data independently for each connected session, making it easier to work with multiple Serial sessions.

Key Benefits

Securely access business applications on UNIX, Linux, or VMS from machines running Windows, Linux, and Mac — employ the rich emulation support for VT100/102/220, TN3270, ANSI, SCO ANSI, Wyse 50/60, Xterm, and Linux console.

Configure, manage, and organize all your sessions with full control over scrollback, key mappings, colors, fonts, and more — whether you have one or thousands of sessions.

Access your full array of network devices from one client with SSH (SSH2, SSH1), Telnet, Telnet/TLS, serial, RDP (Windows only), and other protocols.

Leverage the high-productivity GUI with time-saving capabilities including multi-session launch, tabbed sessions, tab groups, tiled sessions, cloned sessions, a button bar and Command Manager for repeated commands, and mapped keys.

Depend on the open standard Secure Shell (SSH) protocol for encrypted logon and session data, flexible authentication options, and optional FIPS 140-2 -approved ciphers.

Automate repetitive tasks in SecureCRT by running scripts using VBScript, JScript, PerlScript, or Python. The script recorder builds your keystrokes into a VBScript or Python script.

Implement smart cards for highly secure, two-factor authentication. SecureCRT supports X.509 smart cards (PIV/CAC) with the ability to select a specific certificate to be used for public-key authentication.

Transfer files between network devices with SFTP, Xmodem, Ymodem, Zmodem, or Kermit. A built-in TFTP server provides additional file transfer flexibility.

Save steps with the close integration of SecureCRT and the SecureFX® file transfer client, which share sessions and settings that let you run SFTP, FTPS (FTP/TLS), HTTPS (WebDAV and Amazon S3), SCP, FTP, and HTTP file transfer sessions without reentering passwords.

Learn more about SecureCRT features.

New in SecureCRT 9.0


RDP support (Windows only)
Consolidate network connections within SecureCRT by connecting RDP sessions in tabs or tiles.

Scratchpad tab (Windows only)
Use the scratchpad tab or tile to write notes or copy and paste configuration commands or other text without having to open a separate editor. Scratchpad contents can be saved to a file.

Script editor tab (Windows only)
Save time by using the new built-in script editor with syntax highlighting to create and modify local scripts. Scripts can be edited in a tab or tile and then run in a different tab or tile.

Command Manager (Mac and Linux)
Support for the Command Manager has been added to Mac and Linux (previously Windows only), which allows commands to be saved and organized within folders. Commands that can be saved include: sending strings, executing menu functions, running scripts, and running local applications. Button bars, including the buttons on the button bar, can be copied to the Command Manager and vice versa.

Support for Python 3
Python 3 support is provided through an external module, allowing Python 3 libraries to be used in SecureCRT scripts. For Windows, Python 2 and Python 3 are supported. For Mac, Ubuntu Linux, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8, only Python 3 is supported. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 only supports Python 2.

Customizable status bar
Display only the items you want in the order you want on the status bar. New items include the log file name and the local system time.

Additional status bar enhancements
While a selection is being made, the number of lines currently selected is shown in the status bar. A global option allows the status bar to be shown in full-screen mode.

Pre-load keys into agent
Save time by specifying which keys to load into SSH2 agent when SecureCRT starts. This is also supported in SecureFX 9.0, simplifying steps when using the SecureCRT+SecureFX Bundle.

Session Manager enhancement
Find sessions even faster by using wildcard characters "*" and "?" in the Session Manager filter box.

Google search on selected text
Select text in a session, such as an error number, and have SecureCRT launch your web browser to do a Google search on the selected text.

Multi-line paste
An option allows the number of lines to be specified, providing additional control over when the Paste Confirmation dialog is shown. Also, the line send delay value can be overridden for the paste operation.

Specify and order host-key algorithms (SSH2)
The host-key algorithms can now be specified and ordered from the Session Options dialog.

Xterm escape sequence option
Added an option that allows the Xterm escape sequence to copy to the clipboard (OSC 52).

Algorithm support
SecureCRT now supports the rsa-sha2-256 and rsa-sha2-512 public-key algorithms (RFC 8332).

Require configuration passphrase (Windows only)
An administrative option can be set to disallow a blank configuration passphrase.

Platform support
Support has been added for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.

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