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Eliminate Telnet vulnerabilities — use VShell® and SecureCRT® for secure remote access

Below are just a few vulnerabilities that your company may be susceptible to if you are using Telnet for shell access to your servers:

  • all usernames, passwords, and data are sent over the public network in clear text
  • a user with an account on the system could gain elevated privileges
  • a remote attacker could crash the Telnet service, preventing legitimate use of that service
  • a remote attacker could find an enabled Guest account which may be present anywhere within a server's trusted domains

VShell and SecureCRT provide secure remote access to your network, encrypting both passwords and data, as well as eliminating these and other known vulnerabilities.

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