Tera Term (or TeraTerm) is a free and open source terminal emulation application which can function as a telnet or SSH client.
The application features support for a number of terminal types from DEC VT100 to DEC VT382. It includes a built-in macro scripting language which can be used to automate certain tasks.
Tera Term features a clean user interface which allows its users to complete tasks in an orderly fashion. Simply setup a host by inputting a remote address, port number and optional commands to perform when connecting to a host. It works as a nice alternative to PuTTY.
The setup of this client include a number of options that may be configured like installation of TTSSH, CygTerm, LogMeTT, TTLEdit, TTProxy, etc. A number of plugins can also be used when installing Term Term.
Options for the SSH/Telnet client include terminal setup (selection of terminal emulation, terminal size, answerback, etc.), SSH authentication options including cipher control, general TCP/IP settings and more. These options can be saved for future settings as an INI file.
In conclusion, Tera Term is a simple and straightforward client that can connect to a number of different hosts that includes options to customize terminal emulation with different encryption options.
Tera Term is provided under a freeware license on Windows from the ssh/telnet clients category with no restrictions on usage. Download and installation of this PC software is free and 4.106 is the latest version last time we checked. As an open source project, you are free to view the source code and distribute this software application freely.
Compatibility with this terminal emulator software may vary, but will generally run fine under Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7 on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. Depending on the options available for downloading, separate versions may be available from TeraTerm Project depending on the target system architecture.
We have tested Tera Term 4.106 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans.