Juniper Contrail Alternatives

    Juniper Contrail is described as 'Contrail Networking is a software-defined networking (SDN) platform based on the open-source network virtualization project, OpenContrail. The Juniper platform automates and orchestrates the creation of highly scalable virtual networks'. There are four alternatives to Juniper Contrail for Linux, Self-Hosted solutions and BSD. The best alternative is pfSense, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Juniper Contrail are VyOS (Paid, Open Source), Smoothwall (Free, Open Source) and OpenContrail (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 25, 2017

    1. pfSense is a free, open source customized distribution of FreeBSD tailored for use as a firewall, and router.
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    2. VyOS is a community fork of Vyatta , a Linux-based network operating system that provides software-based network routing, firewall, and VPN functionality.

    3. The SmoothWall Open Source Project was set up to develop and maintain SmoothWall Express - a Free firewall that includes its own security-hardened GNU/Linux operating system and an easy-to-use web interface.


      The site says the last release was October 2014.

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    4. OpenContrail is an Apache 2.0-licensed project that is built using standards-based protocols and provides all the necessary components for network virtualization–SDN controller, virtual router, analytics engine, and published northbound APIs.
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