In Depth: Georgia SoftWorks' 25th Anniversary

GeorgiaSoftWorks, developer of the GSW Telnet Server and SSH Server for Windows, is celebrating their 25th anniversary of operations this year.

Since opening in 1991, GSW has transformed from a small software development business into a globally recognized company with resellers and end users in every continent except Antarctica.

Today, Georgia SoftWorks is a globally recognized company, known for their development of the Georgia SoftWorks Telnet Server and SSHServer for Windows. They have resellers and end users in every continent except Antarctica, and their products are used in almost every industry, including Airlines, the US Navy, automobile manufacturers, bottling plants, school systems, and more.

Let’s take a look at how it all began:

Georgia SoftWorks started off as a company specializing in data communications and telecommunications applications. In the early 90’s, the GSW team had an in-house need for reliable telnet connectivity on Windows. There was nothing on the market that fit their needs. They knew developing a Telnet Server that fit all of their criteria would require significant effort, and they got to work. Their engineer team developed a telnet server that proved to be reliable, robust, consistent, fast and extensible.

After successful in-house use, the GSW UTS (Telnet Sever and SSH Server) was turned into a commercial product. Excellent with mobile devices in RFID, RF Terminal, Bar code scanners and other data collection and wireless environments, the GSW UTS proved to be applicable in a variety of industries. Soon, the GSW Telnet and SSH was being installed all around the world. Currently they have over 400 resellers across 37 countries, with end-users and installs growing exponentially each year. With unmatched reliability and features, their UTS includes the Telnet Server, Session Administrator and a full suite of mobile clients.

GSW's long-term commitment to SSH/Telnet has led to the pioneering of major features such as Session Shadowing, Session Monitoring, Graceful Termination, Automatic Logon, Logon Scripting and more recently Team Services technology which allows mobile device users to transfer, swap, share and recover mobile device sessions. GSW has also provided the very first SSH Server to provide Digital Certificate Authentication with an Internet Information Server (IIS) like certificate-to-user.

Georgia SoftWorks has since developed other products, most recently the GSW Business Tunnel, which is a versatile and secure connectivity tool that allows people secure access to required network services that are often risky due to non-secure locations or impossible due to firewall configurations. It offers the best security with elliptic curve cryptography, persistent connections that can be set and forgotten, and SSH v 2, the highly recognized security standard that provides secure authentication, secure access, data integrity and some of the best encryptions available.

“We have come a long way since the company started in 1991. We are thankful to all of our customers and resellers who make this anniversary possible, and are very excited about our future as the company continues to grow and evolve. We strive to continually improve our products and make it a priority to stay on the cutting edge, always offering the strongest authentication features available,” said Diane Sexton of Georgia SoftWorks.

What others have to say:

“The GSW products have always been rock solid in terms of both performance as well as support. We deliver systems to customers all over the world. In order to do that effectively, we need to partner with global leaders in their respective spaces. For our connectivity requirements, there is only one choice and that is Georgia SoftWorks’ Universal Terminal Server (UTS). The main reason we have stayed with GSW Universal Terminal server (UTS) is the suite of tools that allows remote monitoring and control of users sessions. This allows trouble shooting and training without the need to be on site which is important when our users are worldwide.The ability to run either SSH or Telnet over a wireless network gives us tremendous deployment flexibility. In the past year, we have also deployed our products over a cellular WWAN tunneling into our GSW server via SSH. That ability has proven to be a great extension to our product offering. Customers can now run familiar software in remote locations. We have surrounded ourselves with excellent products and organizations that offer outstanding levels of service. When an end customer has an issue they rely on us for a quick, efficient and accurate response. We in turn also look for similar replies from our vendors. Over the past 10 years, IMS and GSW have stood together in true partnership keeping customers happy and systems running smoothly. I wish all of our vendor relationships ran this well.”

- Bob Brennan, President of Integrated Manufacturing Systems, Inc, Reseller since 2003, New Hampshire

“We picked to use the GSW software because in the beginning, it was highly recommended by one of our customers. Then, after an exhaustive comparison versus others, it was the ‘must have’ option.” “We chose the GSW software because of its stability and robustness. Also, the people at GSW. What you say is what you deliver. The prices, discounts; its 100% transparent. It is great to do business with a company like yours.”

-Israel Esquivel, Mayoristas de Tecnologia (Mexico City, Reseller since 2005)

Posted on Dec 23, 2016

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