Free License

As of April 29, 2016 we’ve made a few changes to your free licensing. Any free licenses download on and after this date are subject to the terms laid out in the Free License Agreement below.

NetSarang is pleased to announce that our secure terminal emulator, Xshell, and our secure file transfer agent, Xftp, are available for free for home and school users. Free licensing provides all the powerful features, industry leading security, and intuitive UI our commercial users enjoy for use at home or at any accredited school.

Free License
Products Qualified users Usage
Xshell 5
Xftp 5
Home & school users
  • Personal non-commercial use. License cannot be used either directly or indirectly for business purposes.
  • Educational use for students, professors, staff at accredited educational schools.
  • Private institutions, hospitals, and laboratories must purchase commercial licenses.

There is no catch! Free licenses of Xshell & Xftp do not contain any spyware or hidden advertisements. To stay within compliance, please refer to our Free License Agreement outlined at the bottom of this page. Any use falling outside of our Free License Agreement is strictly prohibited.

Uninstallation instructions can be found on our Xshell FAQ page here, Xftp Tutorial page here.

Free License Agreement

This license agreement applies to the free version of Xshell or Xftp.

License Agreement

Carefully read the following terms and conditions before using this software. Your use of this software indicates your acceptance of this license agreement. No component part of any version of Xshell or Xftp may be distributed individually, disassembled, copied, reverse engineered, or altered in any form.

Free for Home and School Users

Home users are granted permission to install and use Xshell and Xftp on computers at home using our Free Licenses of Xshell and Xftp. The installed Free Licenses may only be used for personal non-commercial use. Any commercial use is prohibited.

Students, professors, staff are granted permission to install and use Xshell and Xftp on computers at school using our Free Licenses of Xshell and Xftp granted the school has been accredited by a valid verifiable source. If you are unsure whether your school qualifies, please contact our sales team at sales @ netsarang.com. The installed Free Licenses may only be used for educational purposes or to further the educational abilities of the school.

University hospitals and research facilities/laboratories are not included in the Free Licensing Agreement.

Tech support is not provided for Free Licenses.

Title and Copyright

The software (including any images, applets, photographs, animations, video, audio, music and text incorporated into the software) is owned by NetSarang Computer, Inc., or its suppliers and is protected by Korean copyright laws and international treaty provisions. Part of this software may have been developed by a third party software supplier, which holds copyright and other proprietary rights to the software.

This software is licensed to you at free of charge. You are not obtaining title to the software or any copyrights. You may not sublicense, rent, or lease the software for any purpose at any time.

Disclaimer of Warranty

THIS SOFTWARE AND THE ACCOMPANYING FILES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES AS TO PERFORMANCE OR MERCHANTABILITY OR ANY OTHER WARRANTIES WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. Because of the various hardware and software environments into which Xshell or Xftp may be put, NO WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE IS OFFERED.

Xshell® is a registered trademark of NetSarang Computer, Inc.
Xftp™ is a trademark of NetSarang Computer, Inc.