Alternatives to pfSense for all platforms with any license

  • DD-WRT icon

    DD-WRT

    DD-WRT is a Linux based alternative OpenSource firmware suitable for a great variety of WLAN routers and embedded systems. The main emphasis lies on providing the easiest possible handling while at the same time supporting a great...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    OpenWrt

    OpenWRT ( open - wireless receiver transmitter ) is a niche Linux distribution mainly installed on embedded devices, e.g. residential gateways. It is built on top of the Linux kernel and consists of a collection of diverse software...

    Open Source Linux Debian

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    OPNsense

    OPNsense includes most of the features available in expensive commercial firewalls, and more in many cases. It brings the rich feature set of commercial offerings with the benefits of open and verifiable sources.

    Open Source Self-Hosted

    • OPNSense has the lost features in pfSense.
      Guest • Oct 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    ClearOS

    ClearOS is a family of operating systems for the enterprise, small business, and home. There are three editions to choose from depending on your needs and suitable to your abilities. They are: ClearOS Enterprise, ClearOS Home, and...

    Open Source Linux

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    NethServer

    NethServer is an operating system for Linux enthusiasts, designed for small offices and medium enterprises.

    Open Source Linux

  • Sophos UTM icon

    Sophos UTM

    Sophos UTM integrates complete security software within a single appliance. Choose only the protection you need when you need it. And deploy it on the platform that best fits your business: software, hardware or virtual appliance....

    Commercial Linux Web / Cloud

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    ZeroShell

    Zeroshell is a Linux distribution for servers and embedded devices aimed at providing the main network services a LAN requires. It is available in the form of Live CD or Compact Flash image and you can configure and administer it...

    Open Source Linux Self-Hosted

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    IPFire

    IPFire is a server distribution with intended to use as a firewall. It focuses on flexibility, and scales from small to middle sized business networks and home networks. Along with this hardened, minimalist come lots of addons that...

    Open Source Linux

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    IPCop

    IPCop Firewall is a Linux firewall distribution geared towards home and SOHO (Small Office/Home Office) users. The IPCop interface is very user-friendly and task-based. IPCop offers the critical functionality of an expensive network...

    Open Source Linux

    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 2.1.9, released in February 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • MikroTik RouterOS icon

    MikroTik RouterOS

    The main product of MikroTik is a Linux-based operating system known as MikroTik RouterOS. Installed on a personal computer or server computer, it turns the computer into a network router, implementing features such as firewall rules...

    Commercial Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

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    Untangle

    Untangle is a platform for deploying network based applications. The platform unites these applications around a common GUI, database and reporting. Applications on the Untangle platform inspect network traffic simultaneously, which...

    Freemium Linux

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    Libre-Mesh

    Simple deployment of auto-configurable, yet versatile, multi-radio mesh networks.

    Open Source Linux OpenWrt LEDE - Linux Embedded Development Environment

  • Endian Firewall Community icon

    Endian Firewall Community

    Endian Firewall Community (EFW) is a "turn-key" linux security distribution that turns every system into a full featured security appliance with Unified Threat Management (UTM) functionality. The software has been designed...

    Open Source Linux

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    VyOS

    VyOS is a community fork of Vyatta , a Linux-based network operating system that provides software-based network routing, firewall, and VPN functionality. VyOS is an open source network operating system providing...

    Open Source Linux

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    SmoothWall Express

    The SmoothWall Open Source Project was set up to develop and maintain SmoothWall Express - a Free firewall that includes its own security-hardened GNU/Linux operating system and an easy-to-use web interface.

    Open Source Linux

  • Sophos XG Firewall icon

    Sophos XG Firewall

    A modern replacement for Sophos UTM based on Sophos, Cyberoam and Astaro technology combined.

    Free Personal Self-Hosted

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pfSense Comments

replace ISP CPE ('router') with pfSense for ~ $100

Positive Comment by Unwasted_Youth
about pfSense and MAXS Jul 2014

Used pc & a pair of network cards
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$0 pfsense

If you're a masochist add wifi, but at least employ Ubiquiti UniFi.

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Comment by cqrite
about pfSense Jan 2013

pfSense runs on FreeBSD not Linux

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