When comparing PuTTY vs z/Scope Terminal Emulator, the Slant community recommends PuTTY for most people. In the question“What are the best terminal emulators for Windows?” PuTTY is ranked 9th while z/Scope Terminal Emulator is ranked 15th.
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Pro De facto standard client for SSH, Telnet and Rlogin
Pro Source code available
Full source available. Compile and modify it yourself.
Pro Supports tabs, making for easier navigation
z/Scope supports tabs and tab-based navigation.
Licenses are permanent. Price starts at $46. First year support is free. Continuing subscription, it's not mandatory to renew maintenance services.
Pro Host Access
It supports IBM TN3270E / TN3270 emulation, IBM TN5250E, UNIX VT100-420, SSH and secure FTP integration.
Con Lacks features
It is JUST an SSH client. There are many other options with built in X-servers, Multitabbing, etc.
Con Can not save passwords
Anyway, you can use "PuTTYgen" to generate a key pair, then use "Pageant" to do a password-less SSH remote login.
Con Tedious logging/tracing
Its tedious to set up logging and tracing (e.g. for serial connections).
Con No global settings
If you want to change a setting for all your connections, you'd have to do it individually.
Con No login scripting
Con Not free
z/Scope is not free.