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SSHGuard Alternatives

SSHGuard is described as 'monitors services through their logging activity. It reacts to messages about dangerous activity by blocking the source address with the local firewall' and is a Firewall in the network & admin category. There are more than 10 alternatives to SSHGuard for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Online / Web-based, Self-Hosted solutions and Windows Server 2019. The best alternative is Fail2ban, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like SSHGuard are IPBan, Denyhosts, Sentry (Bruteforce attack blocker) and SpyLog.

SSHGuard alternatives are mainly Firewalls but may also be Remote Desktop Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of SSHGuard.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Linux

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  1. Fail2ban icon

    Fail2ban

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Fail2ban scans log files (e.g. /var/log/apache/error_log) and bans IPs that show the malicious signs -- too many password failures, seeking for exploits, etc.

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  2. IPBan

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    A FREE and open source application that allows auto banning ip addresses from failed login attempts. Many sources are watched such as SSH, SMTP, SQL-Server, MySQL, RDP and dropped packets.

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    Denyhosts

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    The idea of denying access to SSH servers is nothing new and I was inspired by many other scripts that I discovered. However, none of them did things the way I envisioned them to. Also, they were all shell scripts which do not offer the elegance of Python.

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  4. Sentry (Bruteforce attack blocker)

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Prevents Brute Force Attacks Against SSH, FTP, SMTP and More.

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  5. SpyLog

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Monitor logs from several sources and execute actions based on some rules. Can be used to protecet against brute-force attacks

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    RdpGuard

    • Windows

    RdpGuard allows you to protect your Remote Desktop (RDP) from brute-force attacks by blocking attacker's IP address. Fail2Ban for Windows.

    RdpGuard allows you to block/unblock attacker's ip address automatically
  7. Hookem-Banem

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    Built to react fast in server farms environments (ISPs, HSPs, organisations...) Hookem-Banem is a log monitoring system which monitors logs being sent to a central server (syslog, file...

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  8. Pyruse

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    Light-weight and extra-configurable peruser of systemd journal logs: ban IP, send immediate email, daily report… all based on a single JSON configuration file.

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    IPQ BDB

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    IPQ BDB filtering is done by a user space netfilter daemon that issues verdicts after looking up the IP address in a Berkeley DB. The fuzzy blocking model, freely inspired by STOCKADE, is designed to block non-distributed dictionary attacks and mitigate spam.

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  10. e.guardo Smart Defender icon

    e.guardo Smart Defender

    • Windows
    • Online

    e.guardo protects your RDP, MSSQL, FTP, SMTP, EXCHANGE, OWA, LYNC, MICROSOFT DYNAMICS CRM, SHAREPOINT and many more services from Brute Force and Dictionary Attacks

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