SSH stands for Secure Shell. It’s a network protocol, a set of rules for communication between two devices over a network. It allows a computer to log into another computer, also running SSH client, execute commands over the network, and use its resources, transfer files and move data more securely, without the threat of being attacked from an outside party.
There are many third party vendors offering SSH applications for several platforms including SSH clients in Windows. For the purpose of this tutorial, we will be using BitVise SSH client to Windows 7.