Alternatives to Shorewall for all platforms with any license


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  • Firewall Builder icon

    Firewall Builder

    Firewall Builder is Open Source multi-platform firewall management software that supports Linux iptables, FreeBSD ipfilter and ipfw, OpenBSD pf, CIsco PIX and Cisco IOS...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

    • Discontinued The last update was released on April 18th, 2013. "After working on Firewall Builder for many years it is with some sadness that Vadim and I are announcing that we have suspended all development activity for this project. Firewall Builder has been a great project to work on and we have truly appreciated all the support and positive feedback that the user community has provided. Without you we wouldn’t have been able to keep things going this long."
  • Advanced Policy Firewall

    Server-based firewall. Reacts to attacks with intelligent abilities to detect malicious attempts to enter and reacting by blocking the IP temporarily. Repeated hits will...

    Open Source Linux

  • ferm

    ferm is a tool to maintain complex firewalls, without having the trouble to rewrite the complex rules over and over again. ferm allows the entire firewall rule set to be...

    Open Source Linux

  • iptablesbuild

    iptablesbuild is effectively a configuration manager for iptables. It is intended to manage iptables configurations in a centralized location for multiple systems.

    Open Source Linux

    • Discontinued The last update was on October 28th, 2013.
  • HeatShield icon


    HeatShield is a network firewall management service and SSH brute force blocker for Linux servers.

    Freemium Linux Web

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Shorewall Comments

Nice firewall design

about Shorewall · ·

When I was new to iptables, shorewall scripts got me started easily. Configuration implies answering basic question on the local network. The output is rather readable, providing an example of how to use iptables effectively. Reading the output brings a working knowledge of iptables as a side effect. I uninstalled shorewall on the next day, but kept on customizing its firewall design ever after.