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PuTTY is a free and open-source terminal emulator, serial console, and network file transfer application. It is primarily used to connect to a remote computer over a network connection, such as over SSH (Secure Shell) or Telnet. PuTTY supports a wide range of protocols, including SSH, Telnet, rlogin, and raw TCP.

PuTTY is available for Windows and is also available for Unix-like systems as a command-line application called plink. It was originally written and is maintained by Simon Tatham.

PuTTY is commonly used to remotely access servers, configure networking devices, and manage remote systems. It is also frequently used for debugging and troubleshooting network issues.

In addition to its terminal emulation and file transfer capabilities, PuTTY also includes a number of other useful features, such as support for public key authentication, agent forwarding, and port forwarding. It is a popular choice among network administrators and developers due to its versatility and ease of use.


Option 1 - MS Store

Use the Microsoft store and search for PuTTY

Option 2 - MSI Download

Download the latest version of PuTTY from the official website and run the .MSI.


  • Supports several network protocols including SCP, SSH, Telnet, rlogin, raw socket connection and serial port.
  • Supports SSO through GSSAPI
  • Supports many variations on the secure remote terminal.