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    Smoothwall Alternatives

    Smoothwall is described as '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' and is a Firewall in the Security & Privacy category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Smoothwall for Linux, Self-Hosted solutions, BSD, Windows and Mac. The best alternative is DD-WRT, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Smoothwall are pfSense (Free, Open Source), OPNsense (Free, Open Source), ClearOS (Free, Open Source) and VyOS (Paid, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 30, 2021

    1. DD-WRT is a Linux based alternative OpenSource firmware suitable for a great variety of WLAN routers and embedded systems.
    2. pfSense is a free, open source customized distribution of FreeBSD tailored for use as a firewall, and router.
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    3. 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 the benefits of open and verifiable sources.
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    4. 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.
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    5. VyOS is a community fork of Vyatta , a Linux-based network operating system that provides software-based network routing, firewall, and VPN functionality.

    6. 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.


      From the Zeroshell website (translated from Italian to English)

      Disposal of the Zeroshell project

      The project has now reached the end of its life. Zeroshell was born in June 2006 and has over 200,000 installations worldwide. Any security updates will be guaranteed until September 30, 2021. I thank everyone who believed and contributed in various ways to improving the project. The domain will be divested or sold on September 30, 2021

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    7. 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.
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    8. Untangle is a platform for deploying network based applications. The platform unites these applications around a common GUI, database and reporting.
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    9. 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.
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      • BSD
      • Self-Hosted
      BSD Router Project (BSDRP) is an embedded free and open source software router distribution based on FreeBSD with FRRouting (Quagga fork) and Bird.
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