updated 05:40 pm EDT, Wed August 4, 2010
Terminal emulator supports SSH, SFTP
VanDyke has posted a beta version of SecureCRT for Mac OS X. The software is a Terminal client managing secure remote access to channel e-mail, web and corporate data across sites. Mac support comes by way of an early v6.6 release, allowing users to switch between Macs and PCs with the same interface across both platforms. The Mac code includes automation and emulation capabilities, and session management supporting over 5,000 sessions.
Network administrators can access and manage applications, configure routers, work on web servers and run maintenance. The software supports SSH1, SSH2, Telnet, serial and SFTP protocols, and utilizes Python scripting.
The beta requires Mac OS X 10.5 and supports Snow Leopard. It costs $100 -- beta buyers will get free upgrades when the software is finished in the fourth quarter.