m0n0wall Alternatives

    m0n0wall is described as 'project aimed at creating a complete, embedded firewall software package that, when used together with an embedded PC, provides all the important features of commercial firewall boxes (including ease of use) at a fraction of the price (free software)' and is an app in the Security & Privacy category. There are more than 10 alternatives to m0n0wall for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Self-Hosted solutions, VMware vSphere Hypervisor and Microsoft Hyper-V Server. The best alternative is pfSense, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like m0n0wall are OPNsense (Free, Open Source), Untangle (Paid), ZeroShell (Free, Open Source) and IPFire (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 17, 2019

    1. pfSense is a free, open source customized distribution of FreeBSD tailored for use as a firewall, and router.
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    2. OPNsense includes most of the features available in expensive commercial firewalls, and more in many cases. It brings the rich feature set of commercial offerings with the benefits of open and verifiable sources.
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    3. Untangle is a platform for deploying network based applications. The platform unites these applications around a common GUI, database and reporting.
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    4. Zeroshell is a Linux distribution for servers and embedded devices aimed at providing the main network services a LAN requires. It is available in the form of Live CD or Compact Flash image and you can configure and administer it using your web browser.

      Discontinued

      From the Zeroshell website (translated from Italian to English)

      Disposal of the Zeroshell project

      The project has now reached the end of its life. Zeroshell was born in June 2006 and has over 200,000 installations worldwide. Any security updates will be guaranteed until September 30, 2021. I thank everyone who believed and contributed in various ways to improving the project. The zeroshell.org domain will be divested or sold on September 30, 2021

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    5. IPFire is a server distribution with intended to use as a firewall. It focuses on flexibility, and scales from small to middle sized business networks and home networks.


    6. 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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      • Windows
      • VirtualBox
      • VMware vSphere Hypervisor
      • Microsoft Hyper-V Server
      • Proxmox Virtual Environment
      All CacheGuard products and services are focused on delivering secured and optimized Web contents to our clients. To achieve that goal we made CacheGuard OS which is our core product.
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    7. 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.

      Discontinued

      The site says the last release was October 2014.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      IPCop Firewall is a Linux firewall distribution geared towards home and SOHO (Small Office/Home Office) users. The IPCop interface is very user-friendly and task-based.

      Discontinued

      The project seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 2.1.9, released in February 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
      RusRoute is a router and firewall, Internet gateway for Windows, it is the ideal solution for making Internet gateway for local area network (LAN) of any firm, the users' traffic encountering and restricting, protection against of network attacks with functions of NAT...
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