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Fail2ban Alternatives for Windows

Fail2ban is not available for Windows but there are some alternatives that runs on Windows with similar functionality. The best Windows alternative is IPBan, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Fail2ban and nine of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Fail2ban are RdpGuard, SpyLog, Cyberarms Intrusion Detection and Defense and wail2ban.

Fail2ban alternatives are mainly Firewalls but may also be Remote Desktop Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Fail2ban.
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  1. IPBan

    • Windows
    • Linux
    13 alternatives to IPBan 

    A FREE and open source application that allows auto banning ip addresses from failed login attempts. Many sources are watched such as SSH, SMTP, SQL-Server, MySQL, RDP and dropped packets.

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    Most users think IPBan is a great alternative to Fail2ban.
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    Free and works on Windows, easy to setup

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    RdpGuard

    15 alternatives to RdpGuard 

    RdpGuard allows you to protect your Remote Desktop (RDP) from brute-force attacks by blocking attacker's IP address. Fail2Ban for Windows.

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    RdpGuard allows you to block/unblock attacker's ip address automatically
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    Reliable, high detection ratio, actively developed and supported.

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  3. SpyLog

    17 alternatives to SpyLog 

    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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    Cyberarms Intrusion Detection and Defense

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    13 alternatives to Cyberarms Intrusion Detection and Defense 

    Out-of-the-box security for Remote Deskop, Exchange, OWA, SharePoint, CRM, generic IIS applications and many other server systems.

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    Discontinued

    Software has been set open-source and abandoned by the main developer. Seems a very good detector but fails to successfully stop attacks. When I have it set to block IPs after 5 failed attempts I shouldn't see multiple entries showing 300 attempts by the same IP addresses.

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    wail2ban

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    2 alternatives to wail2ban 

    wail2ban is a windows port of the basic functionality of fail2ban, and combining elements of ts_block.

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    Discontinued

    GitHub repo is now archived. https://github.com/glasnt/wail2ban



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    AiP Defense

    • Windows
    14 alternatives to AiP Defense 

    Your Microsoft Windows servers are probably under constant attack and you may not even know it! Chances are if your hosting remote desktop, or other services such as Microsoft exchange, FTP, HTTP, HTTP’s or SQL. Your server is likely getting bombarded with failed login attempts.

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    e.guardo Smart Defender

    • Windows
    • Online
    14 alternatives to e.guardo Smart Defender 

    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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  8. win2ban

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows
    15 alternatives to win2ban 

    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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    1.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in win2ban without registration.
  9. mobileFX Spartan RDP Guard icon

    mobileFX Spartan RDP Guard

    • Windows
    • Windows Server 2019
    • Windows Server 2012
    15 alternatives to mobileFX Spartan RDP Guard 

    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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