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    OpenContrail Alternatives

    OpenContrail is described as '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' and is a Firewall in the Security & Privacy category. There are nine alternatives to OpenContrail for Linux, Self-Hosted solutions, Online / Web-based and BSD. Most alternatives are Firewalls, VPN Services and Operating Systems. The best alternative is pfSense, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like OpenContrail are MikroTik RouterOS (Paid), ClearOS (Free, Open Source), VyOS (Paid, Open Source) and IPFire (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 2, 2021
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    OpenContrail is an Apache 2.0-licensed project that is built using standards-based protocols and provides all the necessary...
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    1. pfSense is a free, open source customized distribution of FreeBSD tailored for use as a firewall, and router.
    2. The main product of MikroTik is a Linux-based operating system known as MikroTik RouterOS.

    3. ClearOS is a family of operating systems for the enterprise, small business, and home. There are three editions to choose from depending on your needs and suitable to your abilities. They are: ClearOS Enterprise, ClearOS Home, and ClearOS Core.
    4. VyOS is a community fork of Vyatta , a Linux-based network operating system that provides software-based network routing, firewall, and VPN functionality.
    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. Untangle is a platform for deploying network based applications. The platform unites these applications around a common GUI, database and reporting.
    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.


      The site says the last release was October 2014.

      • 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.


      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.

      • Self-Hosted
      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.
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