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ClearOS is described as '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 ClearOS Core' and is a popular Firewall in the development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to ClearOS for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Self-Hosted solutions, Online / Web-based, Windows and Mac. The best alternative is OpenMediaVault, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like ClearOS are pfSense, Cloudron, NethServer and Zentyal.

ClearOS alternatives are mainly Firewalls but may also be Operating Systems or VPN Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of ClearOS.
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  1. OpenMediaVault is the next generation network attached storage (NAS) solution based on Debian Linux. It contains services like SSH, (S)FTP, SMB/CIFS, DAAP media server, RSync, BitTorrent client and many more. It can be enhanced via plugins.

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    OpenMediaVault vs ClearOS opinions
    This alternative is disputed. OpenMediaVault is still a legitimate alternative to ClearOS, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    One is for gateway servers and the other for home servers, different practical uses.

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  2. pfSense is a free, open source customized distribution of FreeBSD tailored for use as a firewall, and router.

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  3. Cloudron is a complete solution for managing apps & users on your own server. Easily deploy production ready apps from the app library and keep them automatically up-to-date. It even comes with a built-in email server and web clients!.

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    NethServer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • CentOS

    NethServer is a CentOS-based Linux distribution for servers. The product's main feature is a modular design which makes it simple to turn the distribution into a mail server and filter, web server, groupware, firewall, web filter, IPS/IDS or VPN server.

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    NethServer is rocksolid and has a great and welcoming communtiy. besides the official modules there are MANY community maintained modules that gives an unmatched functionality for NethServer

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    Zentyal

    • Linux

    Zentyal is a native Microsoft Active Directory implementation on Linux incorporating all the network services required in a small and medium business environment: Directory & Domain Server, Mail Server, Gateway and Infrastructure Server.

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    Most users think Zentyal is a great alternative to ClearOS.


  6. Univention Corporate Server is a pre-configured platform to operate and manage server applications and complete IT infrastructures free of charge.

    Online portal of UCS for all users and administrators
  7. Sophos XG Firewall icon

    Sophos XG Firewall

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Self-Hosted

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

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  8. 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.

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    CrossBrowdy

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    CrossBrowdy is an open-source and free JavaScript framework that let developers create multimedia apps, game engines, games, emulators and so on.

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

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