Putty is a versatile terminal emulator and network file transfer application primarily used in the Windows operating system. It allows users to establish secure shell (SSH), telnet, and serial connections to remote systems and provides a command-line interface for interacting with those systems. Putty supports various network protocols, including SSH, Telnet, Rlogin, and SCP.
Originally developed by Simon Tatham in the late 1990s, Putty has become a popular choice among system administrators, network engineers, and developers for managing remote systems and devices. It offers a lightweight and efficient solution for accessing and controlling computers and network equipment over a network connection.
In addition to terminal emulation and remote access capabilities, Putty also includes tools such as key generation and management for SSH authentication, as well as support for tunneling connections through proxies or firewalls. Its simplicity and ease of use have contributed to its widespread adoption and popularity in the IT community.