Bitvise SSH Client (Tunnelier)


Bitvise SSH Client (Tunnelier)

A fast SSH client with a basic FTP client strapped on


Our rating: 


Pros & Cons:

Fast, Secure SSH Terminal Emulation.

Our Review:

Bitvise SSH Client (Tunnelier) is very well on its way to becoming my definite client of choice.

It's a fast SSH client with a basic FTP client strapped on. The main reason for using it is that over SFTP it's many times quicker than FileZilla, which is vital when you are sending larger files.

I have been testing it extensively, and can only say that it WORKS, and very well. Faultlessly transferring files of 4, 5, and 6 GB and resuming broken transfers seamlessly.

It also offers a terminal connection over SSH that can be initiated at the same time as your SFTP / FTP connection. XTerm and X11 work 100% and even the remote desktop gave no problem at all.

I can fully recommend using this client, and have switched all MY personal use on Windows 7 over to it. The user interface is very easy to use if you are used to FileZilla, also operating on a splitscreen supporting drag-and-drop for easy transfer of files.

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I have looked all over for a way in which it could be used to access FTP, but couldn't find it mentioned anywhere. On their site, it says it doesn't support plain FTP. Is there something I'm missing? Here is the link to the section on their page that says it can't use FTP:

This should be removed for now. I concur with the previous person. The website still says:

"The SSH Server does not currently support plain FTP, or FTPS (FTP over TLS/SSL).

We plan to support FTPS in a future version."