Alternatives to OpenVPN for all platforms with any license

  • TunnelBear icon

    TunnelBear

    Really simple VPN to browse the web privately & anonymously. Unblock websites around the world with applications for Mac, PC, iOS, Android & Chrome.

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • Hotspot Shield icon

    Hotspot Shield

    Hotspot Shield is it is an ad-supported VPN (Virtual Private Network) that keeps your Internet connection secure and anonymous on public networks.

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone Windows Phone iPad Kindle Fire

    • Bundleware The software displays ads and was bundled with browser hijackers in the past
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    SoftEther VPN

    SoftEther VPN is one of the world's most powerful and easy-to-use multi-protocol VPN software.

    Open Source macOS Windows Linux BSD

    • Easy setup and a great variety of functions.
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  • Shadowsocks icon

    Shadowsocks

    A secure socks5 proxy, designed to protect your Internet traffic. - Super Fast Bleeding edge techniques using Asynchronous I/O and Event-driven programming. - Flexible Encryption Secured with industry level encryption...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • Freegate icon

    Freegate

    Freegate is an anti-censorship software for secure and fast Internet access. It was developed and maintained by Dynamic Internet Technology Inc. (DIT), a pioneer in censorship-circumvention operation. * users access web sites...

    Free Windows

  • Lantern icon

    Lantern

    Lantern allows you to give or get access to the internet through other users around the world connected by a trust-based peer-to-peer network.

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux Android Android Tablet

  • Windscribe icon

    Windscribe

    Windscribe protects all of your computer activity like browsing, Skype, email and p2p from prying eyes. Its the simplest and most powerful VPN client you will ever use. Travelling abroad where Internet may be restricted? Use the...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone Chrome Opera Firefox

  • VyprVPN icon

    VyprVPN

    VyprVPN makes reclaiming your online privacy, security, and freedom as simple as tapping to connect.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • DynVPN icon

    DynVPN

    DynVPN is an online service that allows you to create and manage your own virtual private network with the goal to keep it simple.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Raspberry Pi

  • HideMyAss! Free Web Proxy icon

    HideMyAss! Free Web Proxy

    HMA! Proxy is a free web proxy derivative of the HideMyAss! service. This free proxy enables you to hide your online identity and become anonymous for every website you visit. Everyone who has...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

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    Freelan

    A free, open-source, multi-platform, highly-configurable and peer-to-peer VPN software, designed to easily connect remote hosts and mainly focused on security and performance. It can be used to create from small to very large...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • PureVPN icon

    PureVPN

    PureVPN is much more than your usual VPN services provider. It offers unparalleled security and anonymity, making it your only choice for a secure online browsing experience.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Windows Mobile Android iPhone Blackberry Android Tablet iPad Kindle Fire

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  • DotVPN icon

    DotVPN

    Faster Internet with 100% uptime and powerful encryption on up to 5 devices. Cancel anytime. If you're not satisfied for any reason, we'll give you a full refund.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone iPad Chrome Opera Firefox

  • Spotflux icon

    Spotflux

    Spotflux is a unique service that provides a more private, more secure, and more open connection to the internet. Spotflux is an easy to use client for Mac and PC, with mobile connectivity coming soon. Spotflux gives you the...

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone

  • Hide.me icon

    Hide.me

    We hide your identity, your location and IP address - all behind multiple layers of encryption, with no logs, no data trail…and no proof! HIDE.me represents a new generation in privacy and VPN providers. We've learned from...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone iPad

  • Browsec icon

    Browsec

    Browsec encrypts your traffic and routes it through our secure cloud network. No one will be able to identify, track you or sniff your traffic. - Visit Facebook and twitter from work, read whatever you want. - Privacy. Hide your...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux iPhone iPad Chrome Opera Firefox

  • Advanced Onion Router icon

    Advanced Onion Router

    Advanced Onion Router is a portable client for OR network and is intended to be an improved alternative for Tor+Vidalia+Privoxy bundle for Windows users. It is able to "force" a program and its plugins to use the Tor proxy...

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 0.3.0.20, released in April 2014, can be still downloaded from SourceForge
  • JonDo icon

    JonDo

    JonDo is a free proxy software for accessing so-called JonDonym mix cascades. The JonDonym anonymous proxy technology is based on the principle of multiple (layered) encryption, distribution and processing (Mixing). Thereby, the JonDo...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • VPN Gate icon

    VPN Gate

    VPN Gate Academic Experiment Project is an online service as an academic research at the Graduate School of University of Tsukuba, Japan. The purpose of this research is to expand the knowledge of "Global Distributed Public...

    Free Web / Cloud

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    Tunnelblick

    Tunnelblick is a free, open source Graphic User Interface (GUI) for OpenVPN on Mac OS X. It provides easy control of OpenVPN client and/or server connections. It runs on OS X Tiger (10.4), Leopard (10.5), and Snow Leopard (10.6)....

    Open Source Mac

  • NeoRouter icon

    NeoRouter

    NeoRouter is the next generation router that helps you manage and connect to all your computers from anywhere. It gracefully integrates Remote Access, File Sharing, Virtual Private Network, User and Access Management.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Android Tablet BSD iPad

  • SurfEasy VPN icon

    SurfEasy VPN

    SurfEasy VPN encrypts all Internet traffic to protect your online privacy. Get the best free VPN for Android, iOS, Mac and Windows.

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad Chrome Opera

  • ZeroTier One icon

    ZeroTier One

    ZeroTier One creates virtual ethernet networks that work everywhere. Use it as a VPN alternative, for gaming, or to create a virtual office LAN that travels with you.

    Free Mac Windows Linux

  • Calypso icon

    Calypso

    Calypso, formerly Kommute, is a cross platfrom file sharing client using the anonymous network MUTE. Developped using C++ and Qt. For windows and linux, portable to other environments. You can try it by following the installation...

    Open Source Windows Linux

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.24, released in May 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    proXPN

    proXPN is the easiest way to secure your internet connection for free. Your privacy and security are protected with our military-grade VPN featuring 2048-bit encryption. proXPN works transparently to keep you protected at all times....

    Freemium Mac Windows iPhone

  • Viscosity icon

    Viscosity

    Viscosity is a VPN client for Mac OS X and Windows. It allows a user to connect to a VPN server and establish a VPN connection. Viscosity provides a clear and intuitive user interface for creating, editing, and controlling VPN...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • HideIP VPN icon

    HideIP VPN

    Ive been looking for a very long time to find a really efficient, stable and affordable application which works on Mac OSX to hide my IP so that I can view US television online. With HideIP VPN I finally found the perfect...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • SecurityKISS Tunnel icon

    SecurityKISS Tunnel

    SecurityKISS Tunnel redirects all your online traffic through an impenetrable tunnel to our security gateway. Everything in the tunnel is encrypted so you can ensure information and protect yourself from snoopers. SecurityKISS...

    Freemium Mac Windows

  • sshuttle

    sshuttle: where transparent proxy meets VPN meets ssh sshuttle is the only program that solves the following common case: Your client machine (or router) is Linux, FreeBSD, or MacOS. You have access to a remote network via ssh....

    Open Source Mac Linux

  • VPNBook icon

    VPNBook

    Our free VPN (Virtual Private Network) server is designed with the latest technologies and most advanced cryptographic techniques to keep you safe on the internet from prying eyes and hackers. Our VPN securely routing all your...

    Free Web / Cloud

    • Warning Besides reports of leaked IP addresses with this VPN, there are potential risks to using free VPNs as explained here: http://security.stackexchange.com/questions/43199/is-it-safe-to-use-vpnbook-or-similar-sites
  • Tinc VPN icon

    Tinc VPN

    tinc is a Virtual Private Network (VPN) daemon that uses tunnelling and encryption to create a secure private network between hosts on the Internet.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Privatoria icon

    Privatoria

    Privatoria.net is a service which provides secure communication, anonymous surf and secure file sharing for individuals and business. All security services are united together in Privatoria. It includes Secure VPN and anonymous proxy...

    Commercial Web / Cloud

  • VPN.ac icon

    VPN.ac

    A serious service developed and provided since 2012 by a Romanian security company.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad TomatoUSB pfSense DD-WRT

  • WireGuard icon

    WireGuard

    WireGuard is an extremely simple yet fast and modern VPN that utilizes state-of-the-art cryptography. It aims to be faster, simpler, leaner, and more useful than IPSec, while avoiding the massive headache. It intends to be...

    Open Source Linux

  • Hoxx VPN Proxy icon

    Hoxx VPN Proxy

    Hoxx VPN Proxy service to unblock blocked websites, hide your location and encrypt your connection. Completely free.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Firefox

OpenVPN Comments

The default client (OpenVPN Connect - Connected to ShieldEx ...

Comment by Thelle
about OpenVPN Jun 2011

The default client (OpenVPN Connect - Connected to ShieldExchange) is very easy to install. I've tried Netflix from my UK address and it works perfectly on my laptop with the 100MB free trial (Didn't work in Google Chrome, but tried IE9 and worked!). I also like that ShieldExchange is a PayAsYouGo service - there is no monthly subscription, you pay for the amount you use. 500GB data transfer is currently 50$, which I find quite competitive, but there are also smaller packages like 50GB for 12$..

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Difficult to use and figure out how to install... perhaps i ...

Comment by defza
about OpenVPN Jun 2011

Difficult to use and figure out how to install... perhaps it just doesn't play nicely on Windows Server 2008.

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OpenVPN allows me to browse whatever I like whenever I like ...

Comment by ttmrichter
about OpenVPN Jun 2011

OpenVPN allows me to browse whatever I like whenever I like despite living behind the Bamboo Curtain and crossing the Great Firewall.

Lovely package.

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