Denyhosts Alternatives

    Denyhosts is described as 'The idea of denying access to SSH servers is nothing new and I was inspired by many other scripts that I discovered. However, none of them did things the way I envisioned them to. Also, they were all shell scripts which do not offer the elegance of Python' and is an app in the Network & Admin category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Denyhosts for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Self-Hosted solutions, Mac and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Fail2ban, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Denyhosts are CrowdSec (Free, Open Source), SSHGuard (Free, Open Source), IPBan (Free, Open Source) and Cyberarms Intrusion Detection and Defense System (IDDS) (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 17, 2021

    1. HeatShield is a network firewall management service for Linux servers. A firewall configured by HeatShield prevents unauthorized access to services running on your servers, such as SSH and MySQL.
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    2. e.guardo protects your RDP, MSSQL, FTP, SMTP, EXCHANGE, OWA, LYNC, MICROSOFT DYNAMICS CRM, SHAREPOINT and many more services from Brute Force and Dictionary Attacks
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      Monitor logs from several sources and execute actions based on some rules. Can be used to protecet against brute-force attacks.
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    3. Prevents Brute Force Attacks Against SSH, FTP, SMTP and More.
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    4. win2ban is a Fail2ban implementation for Windows systems. It is a packaging of Fail2ban, Python, Cygwin, Winlogbeat and many other related tools to make it a complete and ready-to-use solution for brute-force attack protection.
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      • Windows
      • Windows Server 2019
      • Windows Server 2012
      mobileFX Spartan RDP Guard is an intrusion detection system (IDS) and host-based intrusion prevention system (HIPS) implemented as a Windows 64-bit or 32-bit Service with location-based attack reporting and instant notifications.
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