pfSense Alternatives for Linux

Popular Alternatives to pfSense for Linux. Explore 14 Linux apps like pfSense, all suggested and ranked by the AlternativeTo user community.

pfSense is a free and open source firewall and router that also features unified threat management, load balancing, multi WAN, and more. If you're looking for more info about pfSense like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 9/28/2017 1:13:00 AM

Alternatives to pfSense for Linux with any license

  • NethServer

    NethServer is a CentOS-based Linux distribution for servers. The product's main feature is a modular design which makes it simple to turn the distribution into a mail server and filter, web server, groupware, firewall, web filter, IPS/IDS or VPN server. It also includes a comprehensive web-based user interface that simplifies common administration tasks and enables single-click installation of several pre-configured modules.

    • It's main function (server) does not match pfSense (firewall) Guest • Jun 2019 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Multi purpose server. Not just firewall. AasOct 2018 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Linux Self-Hosted CentOS

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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 fits your business: software, hardware or virtual appliance. Each offers an identical feature set no matter if you protect 10 or 5,000 users. And our easy web-based management console enables easy, consolidated management of all your IT security.

    • Free for home use.....very complete package. Guest • Jul 2017 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Not as resource hungry when IPS enabled Guest • May 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial Linux Web

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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 your abilities. They are: ClearOS Enterprise, ClearOS Home, and ClearOS Core. ClearOS is a powerful network and gateway server designed for small organizations and distributed environments.

    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. Along with this hardened, minimalist come lots of addons that can be installed with a simple click. That's what makes IPFire different from other firewall distributions: it is easy to configure for any task, and easy to administer once it's set up.

    Free Open Source Linux

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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 networking and batman-adv, BMX as the routing daemons. You can compile your own flavor of Libre-Mesh and choose the routing daemons and the extensions you need. In addition to batman-adv and BMX, it currently supports BGP, Babel, OLSR, OLSRv2.

    Free Linux OpenWrt LEDE - Linux Embedded Development Environment

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  • 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 Compact Flash image and you can configure and administer it using your web browser.

    Free Open Source Linux Self-Hosted

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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 Management (UTM) functionality. The software has been designed with "usability in mind" and is very easy to install, use and manage, without losing its flexibility.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • VyOS

    VyOS is a community fork of Vyatta , a Linux-based network operating system that provides software-based network routing, firewall, and VPN functionality. VyOS is an open source network operating system providing advanced IPv4 and IPv6 routing, stateful firewalling, IPSec and SSL OpenVPN and more. When you add VyOS to a standard x86 hardware system, you can create an enterprise grade network appliance that easily scales from DSL to 10Gbps.

    Commercial $ $ $ Open Source Linux

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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 Untangle platform inspect network traffic simultaneously, which greatly reduces the resource requirements of each individual application. Untangle can act as a complete unified threat management (UTM) box, going beyond just a basic firewall or router. It's aimed at small-to-medium businesses and enthusiast home users.

    Freemium Linux

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  • OpenWISP

    OpenWISP is a software platform that can be used to implement a complete public wifi service. The suite includes applications derived from tools used to offer public wifi service in different European countries. Automatic VPN configuration, users connectivity and access points management are gathered centrally at the operative center. This permits the use of pre-existing connectivity and a centralized monitoring: cost-effectiveness at its finest.

    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. IPCop offers the critical functionality of an expensive network appliance using stock, or even obsolete, hardware and OpenSource Software. OLD PC + IPCOP = Secure Internet Appliance IPCop lets you take an old PC and convert it into an appliance that will. 1. Secure your home network from the internet. 2.

    • 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.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • Smoothwall

    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.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • Kerio Control

    Protect your network from viruses, malware and malicious activity with Kerio Control, the easy-to-administer yet powerful all-in-one security solution. Kerio Control brings together multiple capabilities -- including a network firewall and router, intrusion detection and prevention (IPS), gateway anti-virus, VPN and content filtering. These comprehensive capabilities and unmatched deployment flexibility make Kerio Control the ideal choice for small and mid-sized businesses.

    Commercial Linux

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  • OpenContrail

    OpenContrail is an 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. It has an extensive REST API to configure and gather operational and analytics data from the system. Built for scale, OpenContrail can act as a fundamental network platform for cloud infrastructure.

    Free Open Source Linux Self-Hosted

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