Alternatives to pfSense for all platforms with any license

  • DD-WRT icon


    DD-WRT is a Linux based alternative OpenSource firmware suitable for a great variety of WLAN routers and embedded systems. The main...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • OpenWrt icon


    OpenWRT ( open - wireless receiver transmitter ) is a niche Linux distribution mainly installed on embedded devices, e.g. residential...

    Open Source Linux Debian

  • OPNsense icon


    OPNsense includes most of the features available in expensive commercial firewalls, and more in many cases. It brings the rich feature...

    Open Source Self-Hosted

  • ClearOS icon


    ClearOS is a family of operating systems for the enterprise, small business, and home. There are three editions to choose from...

    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...

    Commercial Linux Web / Cloud

  • IPFire icon


    IPFire is a server distribution with intended to use as a firewall. It focuses on flexibility, and scales from small to middle sized...

    Open Source Linux

  • NethServer icon


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

    Open Source Linux

  • IPCop icon


    IPCop Firewall is a Linux firewall distribution geared towards home and SOHO (Small Office/Home Office) users. The IPCop interface is...

    Open Source Linux

  • 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...

    Commercial Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

  • ZeroShell icon


    Zeroshell is a Linux distribution for servers and embedded devices aimed at providing the main network services a LAN requires. It is...

    Open Source Linux Self-Hosted

  • Untangle icon


    Untangle is a platform for deploying network based applications. The platform unites these applications around a common GUI, database...

    Freemium Linux

  • 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...

    Open Source Linux

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  • Libre-Mesh icon


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

    Open Source Linux OpenWrt LEDE - Linux Embedded Development Environment

  • SmoothWall Express icon

    SmoothWall Express

    The SmoothWall Open Source Project was set up to develop and maintain SmoothWall Express - a Free firewall that includes its own...

    Open Source Linux

  • VyOS icon


    VyOS is a community fork of Vyatta , a Linux-based network operating system that provides software-based network routing...

    Open Source Linux

pfSense Comments

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

Comment by Unwasted_Youth
about pfSense and MAXS Jul 2014

Used pc & a pair of network cards
$0 pfsense

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



Comment by cqrite
about pfSense Jan 2013

pfSense runs on FreeBSD not Linux