dataComet dataComet-Secure

Fast, flexible, reliable, high quality terminal emulation for the Macintosh:

  • Compatible with Mac OS X 10.2 and above, including Lion.
  • VT100, VT220, VT320 emulation for Linux, UNIX & VMS systems.
  • PC-ANSI + SCO-ANSI emulation with custom PC-ANSI fonts.
  • IBM-3279/5250 terminal emulation for IBM enterprise and AS/400 systems.
  • Supports Shell, Telnet, and Serial connections.
  • Support for inline SCP, ZMODEM, and IBM IND$FILE file transfers, with automatic translation (Binhex, MacBinary) and document launching.
  • Multiple window interface supports many host sessions. Built-in text windows allow host commands to be sent to a session with a single right-click.
  • Flexible and easy to use key remapping facility.
  • Extensive scriptability using built-in macro language and AppleScript.
  • "Watch Me" macro recording for simplified session scripting.
  • On-screen buttons to send text and execute macro commands.
  • Customizable color maps.
  • Flexible translation for multinational character set support.
  • Modeless Preferences dialogs.
  • On-line documentation: Control-Click or Control-Menu Select displays documentation for dialog and menu items.

All the outstanding features of dataComet plus added security:

  • Secure Telnet/TN3270 connections using SSL/TLS or Kerberos 5 authentication and encryption.
  • Secure SSH (Secure Shell) sessions, supporting SSH version 1 and 2.
  • SSH password authentication (and RSA when using SSH1.5)
  • DES, 3-DES, and Blowfish encryption & zlib compression option
  • SSH sessions can be configured to execute a remote command and exit.
  • Secure file transfers using SCP over SSH sessions.
  • Safe encryption of passwords in local session documents using a master passphrase to enable automatic logins.
dataComet-Secure GIF



databeast, Inc. 1668 Trumansburg Rd. Ithaca, NY 14850

Email questions or comments to

Updated 1/2/10.