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Putty, a popular terminal emulator, is an open-source, light-weight, and free SSH client.

It was developed by Simon Tatham in the C language.

It offers support to a variety of network protocols like SSH, Telnet, Serial, SCP, SFTP, etc. Download Putty also comes with a command-line tool called “psftp” which can securely transfer files between computers over an SSH connection.

It is compatible to use in most of the operating systems (for both 32 bit and 64 bit).

PuTTY stores the host computer’s settings to facilitate accurate yet fast switches among machines.

Additionally, it supports a wide range of encryption algorithms, such as DES, 3DES, Blowfish, AES, and Arcfour.

Using PuTTY, you can take control via SSH encryption key along with the protocol version.

While providing SFTP and SCP clients access through the command-line.

In addition to dynamic, remote, or local port forwarding, it also supports X11 forwarding, and IPV6 protocol, and authentication via public-keys.