From the perspective of a simple end user occasionally using ssh for fun and profit, why pay for Tectia Client when PuTTY and OpenSSH are pretty much the SSH standard implementations on end-user platforms and Tectia Server doesn't exactly have the lion's share of the market? Is it not only justified if access to Tectia Server is in the picture and its proprietary extensions would be worth the expense? It is difficult to extract the answer to this question from the marketing literature.
asked Jun 20 '11 at 22:35
You are correct, our current website doesn't really provide the technical details per product to make this kind of comparison. This is something we should really improve in our website. In the meantime, I hope this site can fill-in at least some of the voids.
Tectia Client does have some features that make it stand out from other clients, such as:
Few of these (in fact only the streaming from the above list) are proprietary features that work only against Tectia Server. Most of these work against any SSH server.
Despite of the above, I believe most of our customers choose Tectia Client in order to be able to manage SSH configuration across large environments (using another product of ours Tectia Manager to manage all those configurations).
The wide set of platform support (Windows, Linux, Solaris, AIX, HP-UX & z/OS) is also an often cited reason as is our support for PKI and FIPS.
I hope this is of some help. We have been meaning to write more information on this site regarding the above features. Time-allowing we will get to this soon.
answered Jun 21 '11 at 23:00