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Shorewall Alternatives

Shorewall is described as 'The Shoreline Firewall, more commonly known as “Shorewall”, is high-level tool for configuring Netfilter. You describe your firewall/gateway requirements using entries in a set of configuration files' and is a Firewall in the security & privacy category. There are six alternatives to Shorewall for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, Online / Web-based and BSD. The best alternative is CacheGuard-OS. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Advanced Policy Firewall or Firewall Builder. Other great apps like Shorewall are ferm, iptablesbuild and HeatShield.

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

The Shoreline Firewall, more commonly known as “Shorewall”, is high-level tool for configuring Netfilter. You describe your...

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    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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  2. Advanced Policy Firewall

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Server-based firewall. Reacts to attacks with intelligent abilities to detect malicious attempts to enter and reacting by blocking the IP temporarily. Repeated hits will ban the IP completely.

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    Firewall Builder

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Firewall Builder is Open Source multi-platform firewall management software that supports Linux iptables, FreeBSD ipfilter and ipfw, OpenBSD pf, CIsco PIX and Cisco IOS Access Lists.

    Discontinued

    The last update was released on April 18th, 2013."After working on Firewall Builder for many years it is with some sadness that Vadim and I are announcing that we have suspended all development activity for this project. Firewall Builder has been a great project to work on and we have truly appreciated all the support and positive feedback that the user community has provided. Without you we wouldn’t have been able to keep things going this long."

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  4. ferm

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    ferm is a tool to maintain complex firewalls, without having the trouble to rewrite the complex rules over and over again. ferm allows the entire firewall rule set to be stored in a separate file, and to be loaded with one command.

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  5. iptablesbuild

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    iptablesbuild is effectively a configuration manager for iptables. It is intended to manage iptables configurations in a centralized location for multiple systems.

    Discontinued

    The last update was on October 28th, 2013.

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    HeatShield

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Linux
    • Online

    HeatShield is a network firewall management service for Linux servers. A firewall configured by HeatShield prevents unauthorized access to services running on your servers, such as SSH and MySQL.

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