GSW ConnectBot Client for Android

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GSW ConnectBot from Georgia SoftWorks is a simple to use but powerful Secure Shell (SSH) and telnet client with enough features to satisfy both system administrators and industrial environments. Based on the proven and familiar user interface of the original ConnectBot the GSW ConnectBot is the most cryptographically secure, commercially supported SSH client for Android on par only with the Georgia SoftWorks SSH Clients for Windows.

Production environments need robust features, performance and reliability to support their operations. GSW ConnectBot was specifically designed for demanding commercial and industrial environments. Coupled with world class security and supported by a full team of skillful technicians, GSW ConnectBot is a top-notch connectivity tool that you can trust to get the job done within a serious production environment.


GSW ConnectBot Features

  • Runs multiple SSH sessions at the same time
  • Sessions persist if a user temporarily switches to another Android app
  • Compatible with a wide variety of hosts
  • Allows for an administrator to preconfigure host shortcuts and then launch the software in screen lockout mode as required in most work environments
  • Compatible with display of columnar data and frames (for example FAR - file and archive manager for MS Windows)
  • Configurable ANSWERBACK
  • Configurable screen size (number of rows and columns)
  • Compatible with function keys and meta keys available in Hacker's Keyboard. All combinations of function keys and SHIFT, CTRL, and ALT keys are supported, including multiple meta keys, for example SHIFT-ALT-F9. Very important for interoparability with SSH servers running under MS Windows
  • Stay Connected feature
  • Application Lockout for production environments
  • Configuration/Settings Lockout for production environments
  • GSW SSH Server for Windows and UTS Suite - The GSW Certificate Mapping Tool now supports public key to user account mapping


GSW ConnectBot for Android

SSH Encryption

The SSH Protocol is a network communications protocol allowing for secure remote login and other secure network services over an non-secured network. Unfortunately, thanks to significant increase in computer power and advances in decryption techniques, the majority of the original SSH algorithms are no longer secure. For this reason, not all SSH products and implementations are equally secure. Some still use the initial algorithms referenced in RFC 4252. These 11-year-old algorithms, once state-of-the-art, are simply outdated, dangerous to use and unfit for commercial deployment. Nothing can replace due diligence and software updates.

This is why the GSW ConnectBot shines - we watch current literature and discussions of cryptography to keep our software constantly updated and thus ensure that our customers are not using a cryptographic algorithm that has a recently found vulnerability or weakness.

The GSW ConnectBot client offers the strongest encryption available on the commercial market.

SSH is a protocol that uses various encryption ciphers not all SSH products are the same. The security of SSH is HIGHLY dependent on the encryption ciphers used. If old, outdated ciphers are used, the SSH is old and outdated. The GSW ConnectBot ONLY includes up-to-date ciphers that have no known security vulnerabilities or weaknesses.

Download GSW ConnectBot Client for Android

Name Download
GSW ConnectBot Software
v2.6.016 (.apk file)
GSW ConnectBot Software
v2.6.016 (.zip file)
Optional GSW ConnectBot License and Development Server (LADS) for Windows
Smooth Updates and Licensing - v1.39.0028 (.exe file)
Optional GSW ConnectBot License and Development Server (LADS) for Windows
Smooth Updates and Licensing - v.1.39.0028 (.zip file)
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What do our customers say about us?

"We picked GSW to use in our solutions because it is capable of very complex telnet interactions and it is easy to use"
Eric Zou / Hentor Technology, Ltd.

"For us, the Georgia SoftWorks software tested like it was telnet on steroids... I think the biggest advantage of this software is that it's designed specifically for the needs of mobile RF users..."

Perrin / Datavision-Prologix

"For us, the Georgia SoftWorks software tested like it was telnet on steroids... I think the biggest advantage of this software is that it's designed specifically for the needs of mobile RF users..."

Perrin / Datavision-Prologix


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