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Bandwidth Management and Firewall Alternatives

Bandwidth Management and Firewall is described as 'Bandwidth manager, traffic shaper, tracker of transferred data, monitor, firewall. It manages connections centrally for company network or ISP's network deployed on Windows gateway' and is a Firewall in the security & privacy category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Bandwidth Management and Firewall for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, VirtualBox, VMware vSphere Hypervisor and Xfce. The best alternative is NetLimiter. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try trickle or SterJo Netstalker. Other great apps like Bandwidth Management and Firewall are cFosSpeed, NetBalancer, Wonder Shaper and CacheGuard-OS.

Bandwidth Management and Firewall alternatives are mainly Firewalls but may also be Network Monitors or Anti-Malware Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Bandwidth Management and Firewall.
This page was last updated May 30, 2022
  • Windows

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  1. NetLimiter is an ultimate Internet traffic control and monitoring tool designed for Windows. You can use NetLimiter to set download/upload transfer rate limits for applications or even single connection and monitor their Internet traffic.

  2. cFosSpeed

    • Windows

    cFosSpeed is a network driver, which attaches itself to existing Internet connections. It then optimizes data transfer by means of Traffic Shaping.

  3. NetBalancer is an internet traffic control and monitoring tool designed for Win7/8/10.

  4. trickle

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    trickle works by taking advantage of the unix loader preloading. Essentially it provides, to the application, a new version of the functionality that is required to send and receive data through sockets.

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  5. SterJo Netstalker

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    SterJo NetStalker is innovative and FREE security software able to detect all authorized and unauthorized connections to your computer and send you alert for each new connection.

  6. Wonder Shaper

    • FreeProprietary
    • Linux

    A bandwidth limiting and traffic prioritization tool for linux.

  7. CacheGuard-OS

    • Windows
    • VirtualBox
    • VMware vSphere Hypervisor
    • Microsoft Hyper-V Server
    • Proxmox Virtual Environment

    All CacheGuard products and services are focused on delivering secured and optimized Web contents to our clients. To achieve that goal we made CacheGuard OS which is our core product.

  8. BWMeter

    • Windows

    BWMeter is a powerful bandwidth meter, monitor, traffic controller and firewall, which measures, displays and controls all traffic to/from your computer or on your network.

  9. Traffic Shaper XP

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    Traffic Shaper XP is a free bandwidth limiter for Windows 2000, XP and 2003 Server. It combines high performance traffic shaping with the ease of use and flexibility to keep your network free of congestion.


    The program is no longer updated. Latest version, 1.20, released in October 2007, can be still downloaded from the official website.

  10. Bandwidth Manager

    • Windows

    SoftPerfect Bandwidth Manager is a full-featured traffic management tool for Windows that offers cost-effective bandwidth control and quality of service based on built-in prioritized rules. These rules can specify a bandwidth limit for each Internet user.

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