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SecureCRT + SecureFX

SecureCRT uses a secure connection protocol (Secure Shell SSH version 2) to access remote UNIX applications from Windows. This includes access to your Stanford UNIX account for reading email, running UNIX applications, publishing personal web pages and sharing files.

SecureFX allows you to transfer files to and from a UNIX server. Configuring SecureFX for an SFTP connection lets you transfer files directly to Stanford's distributed network of UNIX computers while encrypting both your password and all transmitted information.


  • 9.4

System requirements

  • Windows 7 or later
  • macOS Big Sur or later


  • Faculty, staff, and students


  • University IT recommends using SecureCRT to connect to the Stanford shared computing environment and departmental UNIX-type workstations.
  • SecureCRT and SecureFX are subject to export control. This software may not be downloaded or otherwise exported or re-exported to any country subject to U.S. trade sanctions governing the software.


  • To tell if your computer is running a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows, The system type is listed in the System section.
    • Windows 10: click Start > Settings > System. In the left panel, click About.
    • Windows 8/8.1: right-click Start and then click System.
    • Windows 7: click the Start button, right-click Computer, and then click Properties.
  • The installer file installs both SecureCRT and SecureFX.
  • SecureCRT and SecureFX share session settings, so configuring a connection to a particular server only needs to be done once in order to be available to both programs.


  • The SecureCRT and SecureFX downloads are not bundled. For the installation of both products, you must download both files and insert each specified license key per install.