SecureCRT is a great full featured SSH Client, to make secure remote access easier. SSH is the industry standard as telnet, and other methods create security concerns. SecureCRT provides SSH functionality with graphical configuration options.
SecureCRT offers both global and per-session configuration options. The global option set establishes general parameters, such as the default public keypair to use for connections and the shades of colors the terminal will use when providing ANSI emulation.
The port forwarding options make use of SecureCRT for things other than remote shell access a real pleasure!