Alternatives to pfSense for all platforms with any license

  • DD-WRT

    DD-WRT is a Linux based alternative OpenSource firmware suitable for a great variety of WLAN routers and embedded systems. The main emphasis lies on providing the...

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    • it is slightly similar, but pfsense is something you install on computer hardware, where as dd-wrt is a firmware you flash on your existing wirerless wouter Guest • Jan 2018 • 6 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • This is not a firewall, this is a Wireless AP Guest • Apr 2018 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • OpenWrt

    OpenWRT ( open - wireless receiver transmitter ) is a niche Linux distribution mainly installed on embedded devices, e.g. residential gateways. It is built on top of...

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    • Not meant for use in a VM or standalone PC. Guest • Apr 2018 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • OpenWRT is something that you would install on a wireless router, whereas pfSense is something that you would install on a computer. Guest • Mar 2018 • 3 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • OPNsense

    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...

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    • Stability is the in the center of OPNsense distribution. To achieve this goal, only a limited numner of pluggins are available, but thea are well tested and upgraded together with the core. Guest • May 2017 • 1 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • OPNSense has the lost features in pfSense. Guest • Oct 2016 • 6 agrees and 10 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • NethServer

    NethServer is an operating system for Linux enthusiasts, designed for small offices and medium enterprises.

    Free Open Source Linux Self-Hosted CentOS

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  • ClearOS

    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...

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • IPFire

    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....

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  • MikroTik RouterOS

    The main product of MikroTik is a Linux-based operating system known as MikroTik RouterOS. Installed on a personal computer or server computer, it turns the computer...

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  • Sophos UTM

    Sophos UTM integrates complete security software within a single appliance. Choose only the protection you need when you need it. And deploy it on the platform that best...

    Commercial Linux Web

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    • Free for home use.....very complete package. Guest • Jul 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • ZeroShell

    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...

    Free Open Source Linux Self-Hosted

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  • IPCop

    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....

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    • 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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  • LibreMesh

    LibreMesh is a set of modules extending the OpenWrt router distribution to create self-configuring wireless and wired mesh networks. By default it uses ad-hoc wifi...

    Free Linux OpenWrt LEDE - Linux Embedded Development Environment

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  • Untangle

    Untangle is a platform for deploying network based applications. The platform unites these applications around a common GUI, database and reporting. Applications on the...

    Freemium Linux

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  • Endian Firewall Community

    Endian Firewall Community (EFW) is a "turn-key" linux security distribution that turns every system into a full featured security appliance with Unified Threat...

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Comment by karlblass
about pfSense · Mar 2017 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

To me the best firewall software / solution there is.

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Comment by cqrite
about pfSense · Jan 2013 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

pfSense runs on FreeBSD not Linux

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