It features SSH2 password-based, interactive and public-key authentication methods and fully supports forwarding and sftp subsystem, along with state-of-the-art virtual folders management. Yet its management console makes it extremely easy to configure and deploy, both locally and remotely.

This tiny award-winning software is built with ease-of-use and security in mind, please give it a try and if you just need a single-user/non-commercial version, then you can keep the Free edition forever, no expiration and free lifetime updates and upgrades.

Whether your need is to backup your Cisco CallManager/UC or a PCI-compliant server to securely transfer any type of file, SilverSHielD is the solution you are looking for.



  • Keyboard-interactive
  • Password-based (also supports Windows/AD account authentication!)
  • Public-Key (supports multiple keys per user!)

Additional security settings

  • Ability to set the maximum number of concurrent connections (Pro edition only)
  • Ability to force a delay upon new connection, for anti-hammering
  • Put the client IP in tarpit after a definable number of failed authentication attempts
  • Limit access only to certain IP addresses or networks
  • Per-folder permissions on virtual folders
  • Virtual folders can be hidden (but still perfectly functional)
  • Per-user IP security
  • Auto-disable user account after a cetrain date/time
  • SafeUp™ server-side file-transfer protection technology
  • PCI-compliant

Functions and subsystems

  • Secure Shell/Command (SSH2)
  • Forwarding
  • SFTP (supports files larger than 4 GB!)
  • Compression (Zlib)
  • Powerful script-based event handling subsystem, with support for 4 major scripting languages (NEW!)


  • SilverSHielD runs as a system service and local/remote administration is performed though a modern Management Console, included in the download package, which establishes a secure channel with the SilverSHielD server and allows remote configuration of one or many servers
  • Alternatively you can take advantage of the Command-Line Interface (CLI) to integrate SilverSHielD management into your workflow, even using 3rd party management tools (provided such tools can call a command line application)

What's New:

  • Added: Compatibility with Dokan SSHFS