HeatShield Alternatives

    HeatShield is described as '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' and is an app in the Security & Privacy category. There are more than 10 alternatives to HeatShield for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, Online / Web-based and BSD. The best alternative is Fail2ban, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like HeatShield are ufw (Free, Open Source), SSHGuard (Free, Open Source), Denyhosts (Free, Open Source) and Advanced Policy Firewall (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 18, 2019

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Fail2ban scans log files (e.g. /var/log/apache/error_log) and bans IPs that show the malicious signs -- too many password failures, seeking for exploits, etc.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Ufw stands for Uncomplicated Firewall, and is program for managing a netfilter firewall. It provides a command line interface and aims to be uncomplicated and easy to use.


    1. SSHGuard monitors services through their logging activity. It reacts to messages about dangerous activity by blocking the source address with the local firewall.
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    2. 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.
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    3. 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 ban the IP completely.
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    4. Built to react fast in server farms environments (ISPs, HSPs, organisations...) Hookem-Banem is a log monitoring system which monitors logs being sent to a central server (syslog, file...
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    5. The Shoreline Firewall, more commonly known as “Shorewall”, is high-level tool for configuring Netfilter. You describe your firewall/gateway requirements using entries in a set of configuration files.
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    6. CloudPassage offers cloud server security and compliance products purpose-built for elastic cloud environments.
    7. 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 Access Lists.

      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."

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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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