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1. also Telnet An internet communications protocol that enables a computer to function as a terminal working from a remote computer.
2. A program that implements this protocol.
intr.v. tel·net·ted, tel·net·ting, tel·nets or tel·net·ed or tel·net·ing
To access an account over the internet using the telnet protocol: telnetted from her work computer to her university account.


(Computer Science) a computer system allowing one user to access remotely other computers on the same network
vb (intr)
(Computer Science) to use a telnet system


(ˈtɛlˌnɛt) Computers, Trademark.
1. a protocol for connecting to a remote computer, esp. over the Internet.
2. any program that implements this protocol.
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8220;Many of our key customers had requested support of Pragma SSH and Telnet for Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 environments and today we are very pleased to announce full support of our servers and clients to Microsoft's newest operating platforms,” said Zahid Rashid, Pragma's VP of Business Development.
This announcement today maintains our leadership role in SSH and Telnet for Windows,” said Beth Redd, Product Manager at Pragma.
Using Pragma's SSH and Telnet servers, customers' benefits in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 include:
Pragma releases its SSH and Telnet server products as software as a service (SaaS) subscription-based offering
AUSTIN, Texas, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pragma Systems, a leading provider of enterprise-class remote access and security software for servers and mobile devices, announced that its Pragma Fortress SSH Server and Pragma Telnet Server products are now ported to the Intel AppUp(SM) Small Business Service and will be available as a software as a service (Saas) subscription-based offering.
Promoting new software application access and anticipating customers' needs are at the forefront of Pragma Systems goals in giving the customer more access and easier, cost-effective adoption methods in implementing our Pragma SSH and Telnet Servers," said David Kulwin, CTO of Pragma Systems.
Now enterprise customers using mission-critical HP Integrity servers will be able to run Pragma's high-performance FortressSSH, SFTP and Telnet servers to provide secure remote access, secure file transfer and telnet management access.
We are pleased to offer our Fortune 500 customers the industry's first SSH server, SFTP server and Telnet server for HP Integrity servers.
The new Gen2 code adds SSL security to Telnet, enhanced reconnect features for handhelds, multi-language support and Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and PowerShell support, giving users and systems administrators features and functionality to significantly boost their productivity and performance of their systems.
Pragma technology continues to be the most reliable and dependable technology available for Telnet or SSH remote and secure connectivity access, and we are pleased to see how Pragma continues to lead the market with their new features available on this latest technology release.