OpenVPN Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to OpenVPN for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is SoftEther VPN, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to OpenVPN and 19 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to OpenVPN are WireGuard (Free, Open Source), LogMeIn Hamachi (Freemium), ZeroTier (Freemium) and Shadowsocks (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 30, 2021

    1. A VPN client compatible with Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client (now Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Solution) and an open source substitute for Cisco's official Linux client.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      P2PVPN creates a virtual private network for you which behaves like a physical network (e.g. your network at home). But instead of using an Ethernet cable to connect computers P2PVPN uses secure Internet connections.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.8, released in December 2010, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • Chrome OS
      This simple tool finds free OpenVPN servers for you and allow you to download the OVPN config file. The extension is written on top of VPN Gate Academic Experiment Project that is an online service as an academic research at Graduate School of University of Tsukuba, Japan.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      Private networks made easy Connect all your devices using WireGuard, without the hassle. Tailscale makes it as easy as installing an app and signing in.
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    2. dn42 is a big dynamic VPN, which employs Internet technologies (BGP, whois database, DNS, etc). Participants connect to each other using network tunnels (GRE, OpenVPN, Tinc, IPsec) and exchange routes thanks to the Border Gateway Protocol.
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    3. Fruho is an open-source, zero-configuration VPN manager. It supports automatic setup and allows easy switching between VPN providers. Connect to various VPN providers or to your own VPN server No manual configuration.

      Discontinued

      Website seems to be down, and last release was in July 30, 2018. Still available for download on GitHub.

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    4. VPN P2P easy install, file sharing and accessing to virtual LAN.

      Discontinued

      No longer developed. Last version, 2.5.1, released on August 19, 2011, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Simple OpenVPN Client and GUI. Additional integration available when connecting to a Pritunl server.
    5. A self-managed WireGuard-based VPN server and Linux firewall designed for simplicity and security. Features - Fast: Uses WireGuard to be 3-4 times faster than OpenVPN. - No dependencies: All dependencies are bundled thanks to Chef Omnibus.
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