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netfilter is described as 'Netfilter software comprises iptables, ipset, conntrack-tools, libnetfilter and more. It is the core of Linux firewalls and NAT. It consists of a set of hooks inside the Linux kernel and a number of utilities to manage callback functions' and is a Firewall in the security & privacy category. There are seven alternatives to netfilter for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, KDE and VirtualBox. The best alternative is Gufw, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like netfilter are TinyWall, CacheGuard-OS, Murus Firewall and Firestarter.

netfilter alternatives are mainly Firewalls but may also be Anti-Malware Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of netfilter.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux

Netfilter software comprises iptables, ipset, conntrack-tools, libnetfilter and more. It is the core of Linux firewalls...

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  1. Gufw icon

    Gufw

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Gufw is an easy, intuitive way to manage your Linux firewall. It supports common tasks such as allowing or blocking pre-configured, common p2p, or individual ports port(s), and many others! Gufw is powered by Uncomplicated Firewall (ufw).

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    Main Gufw window where you set which applications to allow or block.
  2. TinyWall icon

    TinyWall

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    TinyWall is a free software to harden and control the advanced firewall built into Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

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  3. CacheGuard-OS icon

    CacheGuard-OS

    • 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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  4. Murus Firewall icon

    Murus Firewall

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac

    Murus is a frontend for the OS X PF network firewall. From basic filtering to advanced proactive options, Murus allows to easily configure a complex network setup dragging and dropping icons and moving sliders and selecting checkboxes.

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  5. Firestarter icon

    Firestarter

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Firestarter is an Open Source visual firewall program. The software aims to combine ease of use with powerful features, therefore serving both Linux desktop users and system administrators.

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    Discontinued

    Active development stopped in 2005.

    The Firestarter status pageThe Firestarter status interface shows the state of the firewall and the network at a glance.The active connections list shows all the connections tracked by the firewall, including traffic routed through the firewall. It can also tell you which program the connection belongs to.


  6. Vallum icon

    Vallum

    • Mac

    Monitors application connections and offers to pass or block these. It can be used to increase privacy or to transparently protect non-admin users from unwanted connections on multi-user macs.

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    The afw firewall core allows you to choose which connections you want to log. Vallum is able to search and display raw logs, perform multi-level recursive queries, pie-chart graphs, monthly/daily graphic reports comparing or aggregating different items. You will be able to search a 5 millions rows logs database and find what you are looking for in a few seconds. Its powerful logging system will drive you to the relevant part of the information you are looking for, and being based on SQLite your logs can be analysed using third party tools or scripts.
  7. ufw KDE icon

    ufw KDE

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • KDE
    • Kubuntu
    • KDE neon

    KDE front-end to ufw, similar to the GTK/Gnome based gufw.

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