Current version: 8.49, size: 20.0 MB
Installs both Personal Edition, free for personal and non-commercial use, or Standard Edition - 30-day evaluation with full functionality. Excellent terminal. Single virtual filesystem for SFTP, SCP, and terminal (when using BvShell) with multiple configurable mount points. Cryptography FIPS 140-2 compliant if enabled in Windows. Supports the latest Windows server and desktop versions, both 32-bit and 64-bit. Requires at least Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2003, or newer.
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SSH Server 9.xx
Our 9.xx versions are now also available. At this time, the new versions are available concurrently with 8.xx versions. New features:
Windows session cache: Multiple connections for the same user, either concurrent or consecutive, can now use the same Windows session. This can greatly improve reliability for clients that make frequent connections that access network shares.
Network share control: Settings now provide additional control over how network share connections are established where such connections could time out or occasionally fail.
Encrypted volumes: Clients can now access files which are encrypted at rest by the SSH Server. Concurrent users can access virtual filesystem mount points backed by one or more encrypted volumes. A volume is encrypted with a key configured in SSH Server settings.
SFTP jump server: Users can now access virtual filesystem mount points backed by a remote SFTP server to which the SSH Server connects on the user's behalf.
Tasks: The SSH Server can now run commands periodically, or triggered by configurable conditions based on recorded log events.
Email notifications: The SSH Server can now send email notifications triggered by configurable conditions based on recorded log events.
Log file maintenance: Automatic log file archival or deletion can now be configured as a scheduled task, without resorting to the Windows Task Scheduler.
Cryptography: New cryptographic algorithms include chacha20-poly1305 and encrypt-then-MAC hashing.
Current version: 9.12, size: 29.1 MB
Upgrading from a previous version
To upgrade from a previous version, download the new installer, execute it, and follow the process. The installer will detect an existing installation and will automatically remove it before installing the new one. During this process, your settings will be preserved.
Each Bitvise SSH Server license comes with 12 months of access to new versions included free of charge. Additional upgrade access can be purchased either with the initial license, or subsequently.
If your upgrade access has expired, you will need to purchase one or more license-years of upgrade access to get a new activation code. You can do this through your License Overview. The cost is $19.95 per SSH Server license and per year.
Help! The installer does not start?
Depending on your Windows version, security settings, and how the installer was downloaded, you may need to take an extra step to start it. On Windows Server 2016, right-click the installer executable in Windows Explorer, click Properties, and see if you need to check Unblock on the General tab.