J2SSH Maverick

Maverick is the definitive solution for total SSH compatibility on the Java™ platform. As the second generation of our original open source Java SSH library Maverick has been completely redesigned and rewritten to provide the highest performance and maximum flexibility for platform independent security applications and is intended as a lightweight and flexible successor to J2SSH.

With over 8 years production usage, the Maverick API has now been successfully integrated into many mission critical systems at countless Fortune 500 companies. Today Maverick is used by many clients from all walks of industry, these include defence contractors and other high-technology vendors specialising in VPN software and Internet hardware.


Technical Details

  • Cross platform, 100% Java™ based API
  • Support for SSH1 and SSH2
  • Password, Public key, Hostbased, X509, GSS-API and Keyboard Interactive authentication
  • 3DES, DES, Blowfish, Twofish, AES & CAST ciphers
  • Stateful decryption counter (SDCTR) mode cipher for AES
  • SHA1, MD5 Message Authentication Codes (MACS)
  • SFTP, SCP File Transfer protocols
  • RSA, DSA public/private key file generation, in SSHTools, OpenSSH and SSH1 formats
  • Supports reading of PuTTY and SSH.com public/private keys
  • Port forwarding
  • Public key subsystem
  • X Forwarding
  • ZLIB compression
  • SSH2 custom channels
  • HTTP, SOCKS 4 and SOCKS 5 proxy support
  • diffie-hellman-group-exchange-sha1 Key Exchange

Licensing Information

You may evaluate the Maverick software for a period of up to forty-five days, after which you must purchase the relevant commercial license or remove all copies of the software from your systems.

Our products are licensed on a per-product basis. This means that you may use the license for the development of one named product only, with additional products requiring a separate license. All of our product licenses are perpetual, non-exclusive and royalty-free and where applicable come with a one-year standard support contract.


Licenses Protocol Professional Enterprise
Outgoing connections Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Server Interfaces Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
SSH1 Support
SSH2 Support
Number of Developers Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Number of Products/Projects 1 1 1
Runtime License Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Source Code Access
Unlimited Email Support 12 Months 12 Months 12 Months
Upgrades For 12 Months 12 Months 12 Months
License Fee 1999 USD 3299 USD 5499 USD
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Support & Maintenance

All the Maverick licenses are bundled with our introductory support contract. Our developers have several years experience in developing cutting edge security solutions and can assist you in porting legacy applications to the enhanced API, configuration issues or any other technical SSH related enquiry.


Annual Renewals Protocol Professional Enterprise
Percentage Of Current List Price 25% 25% 25%
Fees 500 USD 825 USD 1375 USD

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