Georgia SoftWorks Announces SSH Server for Windows Feature Release

Georgia SoftWorks (GSW) releases the latest version of the SSH Server for Windows. Vrsion 8.09.0001 is now available for shipping and distribution.

2183d-ssh2Georgia SoftWorks announces the release of their Universal Terminal Server for Windows and SSH Version 8.09.0001. The GSW UTS is excellent for use with mobile devices, RFID, RF Terminal, Bar Code scanners and other data collection in wired and wireless environments.

The latest version of the SSH Shield includes several new features. IP Addresses associated with failed logon attempts are now reported in the gsw_sshd.log file. Failed SSH logon data is now logged for the technical support team. New automatic reconnect/session saver method has been added – (AUTO_BY_IP_AND_USER_ALWAYS and AUTO_BY_USER_ALWAYS). This improved Session Saver feature allows devices to more quickly reconnect to their suspended sessions.

The UTS Configuration tool has been updated to support the new session saver methods and to support more than 1000 user profiles. The UTS setup has been modified to provide a new folder Mobile, in the install directory, containing the GSW mobile client setup programs. The gwtn_inactivity_timeout environment variable has been added, so if data is not received from a client within a specified time, then the client is terminated. This timer will take effect for all new connections that do not have a client heartbeat configured. The gwtn_serverside_heartbeat has been updated, as well, and functions identically to Server Side Heartbeat (Global), but supersedes any global setting allowing more granular control. There are also the usual documentation improvements and copyright updates.

“Where security is involved, it is essential to ensure that the products you are using offeralgorithmsafety the most current, peer reviewed, security features available,” said Steve Lindsey of GSW. “GSW is never complacent – we continually update our algorithms and products so that the customer never has to worry about using compromised security components.”

Many SSH products on the market use algorithms that are outdated, deprecated or compromised and therefore unfit for commercial deployment. Advancements in mathematics and computing power continually forces the deprecation of existing security algorithms and ciphers. It is vital to use current, peer reviewed algorithms and ciphers to ensure data security. Both the SSH Server and Client must use approved, safe algorithms, which Georgia SoftWorks provides.

“Nothing can replace due diligence concerning software security updates. This is where Georgia SoftWorks’ products shine. We stay abreast of SSH algorithm and cryptography developments to keep our software secure and ensure that our customers are not using a cryptographic solution that has potential vulnerabilities,” said Lindsey.

The SSH Shield release was launched in conjunction with the GSW Universal Terminal Server Release release. Together, they provide an easy-to-implement security plan that offers true End-to-End security.

Georgia SoftWorks is a software development company that develops industrial quality software designed for the most rigorous commercial environments. GSW has gained its worldwide recognition from the development of the GSW Telnet Server for Windows and SSH Server for Windows. They have end users and resellers on every continent (except Antarctica) and operate in a variety of industries throughout the world. The Georgia SoftWorks UTS has been used in demanding industrial environments since the 1990’s, providing consistent operation, high-end features, performance and unmatched security.

About Georgia SoftWorks:
Established in 1991, Georgia SoftWorks is a privately held software development company recognized for creating high performance data communications, system and telecommunications applications. Georgia SoftWorks has obtained a worldwide presence with its industrial SSH/Telnet Server for Microsoft Windows. 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 account mapping. This includes ‘One-to-one’ and ‘Many-to-one’ mapping methods and also supports certificate trust lists (CTL).

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Georgia SoftWorks Exhibited Telnet Server for Windows at Modex 2018

modex2018Georgia SoftWorks, developer of the GSW Telnet Server and SSH Server for Windows, exhibited at Supply Chain Conference Modex 2018 in Atlanta, GA on April 9-12. They also displayed their newest products, the GSW Business Tunnel and GSW ConnectBot.

Last week, Georgia SoftWorks (GSW) showcased their products at Modex 2018, one of the largest supply chain equipment, technologies and manufacturing trade shows. The GSW Team had demonstrations on devices for their GSW Telnet Server for Windows, SSH Server for Windows, Business Tunnel, and their latest product, the GSW ConnectBot – an SSH/Telnet Client for Android.

“Modex was a great experience for Georgia SoftWorks,” said Johnny Douglas of Georgia SoftWorks. “Our software is used frequently in the supply chain industry. We were able to strengthen relationships with our current customers and partners, as well as network and create new contacts with new businesses.”

Located at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, Modex provides networking with professionals in the manufacturing, distribution and supply chain industries. Attendees include executives in the related fields, manufacturing and production managers, IT, logistics and supply chain directors, warehouse managers and more.

“Our biggest hit of the show was our latest product, the GSW ConnectBot, which is an industrial grade SSH/Telnet Client for Android. It’s a solution that many companies have been looking for and were thrilled to see that we now offer,” said Douglas.

The Georgia SoftWorks ConnectBot is the most cryptographically secure, commercially supported Telnet/SSH client for Android, on par only with the GW SSH Clients for Windows. The GSW ConnectBot’s features include running multiple SSH sessions at a time, persisted sessions when the user switches to another Android app, compatibility with a wide variety of hosts, configurable Answerback, configurable screen size and more. The GSW ConnectBot includes updated SAFE algorithms for 2018 with ciphers that have no known security vulnerabilities or weaknesses. The GSW ConnectBot offers the strongest encryption available on the commercial market.

Georgia SoftWorks is a software development company located in Dawsonville, GA (USA) and has received global recognition for its development of the industrial grade GSW Telnet Server for Windows and SSH Server for Windows. The GSW software is used in thousands of data collection environments around the world, making them a great fit for the networking that Modex offers. GSW has end users and resellers on every continent except Antarctica.

About Georgia SoftWorks:
Established in 1991, Georgia SoftWorks is a privately held software development company recognized for creating high performance data communications, system and telecommunications applications. Georgia SoftWorks has obtained a worldwide presence with its industrial SSH/Telnet Server for Microsoft Windows. 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.

GSW Recaps Telnet Server for Windows 2017 Year and Looks to 2018

Georgia SoftWorks (GSW), developer of the GSW Telnet Server for Windows and SSH Server for Windows, recaps their 2017 year and projects their development for 2018.

Georgia SoftWorks reviews the past year developing the GSW Telnet Server for Windows, SSH Server for Windows and other products. They also discuss plans for the 2018 year.

“2017 has been an exciting year at Georgia SoftWorks,” said Steve Lindsey of Georgia SoftWorks. “We started the year celebrating GSW’s 25th Year Anniversary, made updates to our GSW Telnet Server and SSH Server for Windows, and had several reseller and product milestones.”

Georgia SoftWorks launched their GSW UTS (Universal Terminal Server, the GSW Telnet Server and SSH Server for Windows) Version 8.08.0002 in February of 2017, which added Windows Server 2016 support and an SSH Shield feature for logging support. The GS_GET and GS_PUT are now supported in the Windows “Long Name Files” documentation in Version 8.08.0003, released in May 2017.

“This past year marked 10 Years since launching the DTIO Engine, a product that boosts the performance and increases the session count of the Telnet and SSH Server, and 10 Years since launching Team Services, a breakthrough collaboration feature for the GSW UTS,” said Lindsey.

Georgia SoftWorks noted significant reseller milestones in 2017. BSD Solutions, IMEC Technologies and SYSSOFT LLC celebrated 5 Year Anniversaries. Mega Sonic Co and SoftLine Company celebrated 10 Year Anniversaries, and Hiresoft Solutions (formerly Aspxx Ltd), LE Consult, MI9 Software Development, Lake Country Systems, and HighJump Software all reached their 15 Year Reseller Milestone selling the GSW Telnet Sever and SSH Server.

“In 2018, GSW plans to continue to grow our reseller network and continue to strengthen our current products as new technologies develop. In the 1st Quarter of 2018 there will be a major announcement with respect to the strengthened security with the GSW SSH products. We’ve also been working on a new product launch for Andriod devices that everyone will see shortly,” said Lindsey. “Georgia SoftWorks will be at Modex in April 2018, which is the leading trade show for supply chain, manufacturing and distribution industries.”

Georgia SoftWorks is a software development company located in Dawsonville, Georgia USA who has gained worldwide recognition for their development of the GSW Telnet Server for Windows and SSH Server for Windows. The GSW Telnet and SSH Server for Windows are industrial quality software designed for superior operation in the most demanding mobile RF Terminal environments. GSW has end-users and resellers in every continent (except Antarctica). Their software is used in a variety of industries, including government, automobile manufacturing, schools, oil companies, airlines, pharmaceutical, medical, food and beverage and more.

About Georgia SoftWorks:

Established in 1991, Georgia SoftWorks is a privately held software development company recognized for creating high performance data communications, system and telecommunications applications. Georgia SoftWorks has obtained a worldwide presence with its industrial SSH/Telnet Server for Microsoft Windows. 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 Internet Information Server (IIS) like certificate to user account mapping. This includes ‘One-to-one’ and ‘Many-to-one’ mapping methods and also support certificate trust lists (CTL).

Georgia SoftWorks Thanks Insight Technologies for 5 Years of Partnership as an Authorized Reseller of the GSW Telnet Server and SSH Server.

Georgia SoftWorks celebrates 5 years of partnership with Insight Technologies. Since 2012, Insight Technologies of Hong Kong has been an authorized reseller of the Georgia SoftWorks Telnet Server for Windows and SSH Server for Windows. Insight is a leading provider of cutting edge technology solutions for organizations of all sizes.

Founded in 1988, Insight Technologies develops unique strategies to help businesses run more efficiently through delivering products, services and expertise. Insight works with over 5,100 hardware, software and cloud partners to offer leading solutions that foster growth and promote business transformation.

“We are proud to have Insight Technologies on our reseller list,” said Matt Kittrell of Georgia SoftWorks. “They have a diverse portfolio of customers all over the world and are a great match for the Georgia SoftWorks products. We look forward to many years of partnership with them in the future.”

Georgia SoftWorks is a software development company located in Dawsonville, Georgia USA who has gained worldwide recognition for their development of the GSW Telnet Server for Windows and SSH Server for Windows. The GSW Telnet and SSH Server for Windows are industrial quality software designed for superior operation in the most demanding mobile RF Terminal environments. GSW has end-users and resellers in every continent (except Antarctica). Their software is used in a variety of industries, including government, automobile manufacturing, schools, oil companies, airlines, pharmaceutical, medical, food and beverage and more.

About Georgia SoftWorks:
Established in 1991, Georgia SoftWorks is a privately held software development company recognized for creating high performance data communications, system and telecommunications applications. Georgia SoftWorks has obtained a worldwide presence with its industrial SSH/Telnet Server for Microsoft Windows. 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 account mapping. This includes ‘One-to-one’ and ‘Many-to-one’ mapping methods and also supports certificate trust lists (CTL).

GSW Power Features – Telnet/SSH Server for Windows

The Georgia SoftWorks Universal Terminal Server is the core server software module that is the foundation for the GSW protocol and application interface such as Telnet and SSH. Products based on the GSW UTS demonstrate the reliability, flexibility, consistency, performance and rich feature set required for demanding commercial environments.

nautizx4Feature packs such as the Power Feature Pack, the Session Administrator, the Emulations/Compatibility Pack, and the Failure Detection/Recovery Pack set the GSW UTS apart from other Telnet Servers on the market.

The GSW UTS Power Features Expand the Telnet/SSH to meet and exceed the most demanding industrial and commercial environments.

Power Features:

Team Services – Breakthrough collaboration technology for SSH/Telnet. Share, Swap, Transfer and Recover sessions. All initiated from the client device. There is no system administrator intervention require, and all can be performed in under 60 seconds.

Automatic Logon – Accelerate User Logon. It’s safe – there are no passwords transferred across networks. This feature allows you to pre-configure a list of IP addresses that will be able to connect and log on without any User ID, Password or Domain prompting when using the Georgia SoftWorks SSH/Telnet Clients or 3rd party clients.

True Client Side Printing – This feature allows documents to be printed at locations that are easily accessible by each user. Traditionally, default printing using Telnet/SSH is always location to the server, which can be inconvenient to the user. GSW overcomes this traditional problem by providing true client side printing – printing the way you want it! This allows you to print to portable Bar Code Printers, Pass through Printing, and much more.

Logon Scripting – Logon Scripting is an advanced feature that allows the system administrator unmatched control over the user sessions. Associated with each User Login is a directory that will execute batch files upon connecting. Logon Scripting provides automatic execution of the batch file upon the login of the user. Logon scripts are often used to map drives, establish network connections, change directories, set environment variables, run TSR’s and launch applications. When an application is launched via a logon script the User is automatically deposited into the application upon successful logon.

Programmatic Interface – This feature allows you to programmatically take control of the Input/Output to/from the client. Developers may take advantage of the programmatic interface to the Georgia SoftWorks SSH/Telnet Server for Windows. Programmatic, language independent access to the SSH/Telnet Server allows developers to write an application that (when run under the SSH/Telnet Server environment) takes control of its input and/or output from/to the client. This can be utilized to create a custom or highly specialized communications application. The SSH/Telnet Server still maintains critical functionality such as logon, security, application launch and termination. Normally the application before it terminates will release control to the SSH/Telnet server.

Client Identity and Uniqueness – This feature allows you to know the exact identity of the client device connected. This is useful is many environments, and required in others.

GSW Event Logging The Event Logging Feature maintains useful Telnet/SSH Server activity information in the Event Log. The System Administrator can use information in the Event log for generating reports. The logging of various events can be optionally enabled or disabled.

Special Refresh Character – The User Definable Refresh Character will cause SSH/Telnet to repaint the screen data. This is useful in environments that may occasionally drop characters such as RF Terminals.

UTS GUI Configuration Tool – The GSW Configuration Tool allows the use of an intuitive Windows Explorer style graphical user interface to set configuration parameters that reside in the registry in addition to creation of folders, scripts and the creation/modification of UTS environment variables.

The Georgia SoftWorks Telnet Server for Windows and SSH Server for Windows offers a robust amount of features available, including Power Features, Session Administrator Features, the Security Pack, Emulations, Legacy Pack, Utility Pack, Failure/Recovery Pack, Super Clients Pack and Performance Pack.

Two of the Session Administrator Features are the Session Monitoring Feature and the Session Shadowing Feature. What’s the difference between the two?sa_select_shadowing

Session Monitoring: Allows the administrator to identify an active user session to monitor and observe dynamic screen activity EXACTLY as it appears to the user.

Session monitoring is the method used to locally observe the display on a remote SSH/Telnet session. As the data is displayed on the remote SSH/Telnet client, an exact copy is sent to the Session Monitor too. The display is exactly the same as the display being presented to the remote session. Session Monitoring is transparent to the client being monitored and does not impact their performance.

Session Shadowing: Monitoring with the added capability of interactive output. Take control of a session from the convenience of your workspace.

Shadowing is similar to Monitoring except interactive input is allowed. This means that you can provide input to another SSH or Telnet session. This is a powerful training and quality assurance tool. A user may need assistance in using their application and you can shadow their SSH or Telnet session providing input where they have difficulty.

Configure the GSW Telnet Server and SSH Server Accessiblity Filters

The GSW Universal Terminal Server (Telnet Server and SSH Server for Windows) provides the flexibility to control who is allowed access to your server.

Only if a connection attempt meets your configured access criteria is it allowed. Georgia SoftWorks connection restriction configuration has thorough filtering capabilities straining out connection attempts that do not meet your specifications.

Configurable Filters and Restriction Options:

SSH2 Administrators can restrict users to SSH Clients (both 3rd party clients and GSW clients), or only allow connections from GSW SSH clients (both FIPS 140-2 compliant and non-FIPS 140-2 compliant).

FIPS 140-2 – This feature allows connections only from the Georgia SoftWorks FIPS 140-2 SSH Clients. This is a high level of security that the system administrator can configure. Many times the system administrator will insist that End-to-End FIPS 140-2 compliance is the only allowable option.

IP Address – Remote access may be limited only to specific IP addresses. The system administrator may optionally restrict connections via telnet based on the Host IP address.

User Name – Restriction based on the user ID is useful when there are a defined set of users that are allowed access to the Windows Server via SSH/Telnet.

3rd Party Client – This feature allows connections only from the Georgia SoftWorks SSH/Telnet Client. This is another level of security that the system administrator can configure. Many times the system administrator will not want users using any generic client to connect to his or her system.

Encryption – This feature allows connections only from the encrypted Georgia SoftWorks Telnet Client. This is another level of security that the the system administrator can configure. Many times the system administrator wants to ensure that ALL connections to the Georgia SoftWorks UTS are encrypted.

Time of the Day – This option can restrict access based on the time of the day.

Connection count – This feature specifies the number of connections allowed. Many times administrators want to limit the total number of connections to be a smaller value than thenumber of connections purchased.

Connection Count by : USERNAME – System administrators may want to limit the number of simultaneous logons for specific User Ids. This is especially useful for ASP environments where an entire company, department or group is assigned a single User Id that everyone shares. Reasons for limiting the number range from server resource allocation to purchased access.

Connection Count by : IP ADDRESS – The system administrator may want to limit the number of simultaneous logons from specific IP Addresses. This is especially useful for ASP environments where many users access the GSW UTS from locations that can be identified by a specific IP Address. The system administrator may want to limit the number of simultaneous connections for a variety of reasons that range from server resource allocation to purchased access.