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Tailscale Alternatives

Tailscale is described as 'Private networks made easy Connect all your devices using WireGuard, without the hassle. Tailscale makes it as easy as installing an app and signing in' and is a VPN service in the security & privacy category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Tailscale for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is OpenVPN, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Tailscale are WireGuard, ZeroTier, SoftEther VPN and LogMeIn Hamachi.

Tailscale alternatives are mainly VPN Services but may also be Virtual LAN Software or VPN Clients. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Tailscale.
This page was last updated Apr 30, 2022
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  1. OpenVPN

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • Cloudron

    OpenVPN provides flexible VPN solutions to secure your data communications, whether it's for Internet privacy, remote access for employees, securing IoT, or for networking Cloud data centers.

  2. WireGuard

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • BSD

    WireGuard is an extremely simple yet fast and modern VPN that utilizes state-of-the-art cryptography. It aims to be faster, simpler, leaner, and more useful than IPSec, while avoiding the massive headache. It intends to be considerably more performant than OpenVPN.



  3. ZeroTier creates virtual ethernet networks that work everywhere. Use it as a VPN alternative, for gaming, or to create a virtual office LAN that travels with you.

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    Creates a secure and private (or public if you choose to) mesh network - extremely easily. It is of high quality, and is free and open source.

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  4. SoftEther VPN ("SoftEther" means "Software Ethernet") is one of the world's most powerful and easy-to-use multi-protocol VPN software. It runs on Windows, Linux, Mac, FreeBSD and Solaris.

  5. LogMeIn Hamachi is a hosted VPN service that securely connects devices and networks, extending LAN-like network connectivity to mobile users, distributed teams and business applications. You can easily create secure virtual networks on demand, across public and private networks.



  6. ngrok

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • FreeBSD

    ngrok exposes local servers behind NATs and firewalls to the public internet over secure tunnels.

  7. Outline VPN

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Android Tablet

    Journalists need safe access to information to research issues, communicate with sources, and report the news. Outline lets news organizations easily provide their network safer access to the open internet.

  8. Tinc VPN

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    tinc is a Virtual Private Network (VPN) daemon that uses tunnelling and encryption to create a secure private network between hosts on the Internet.

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  9. Netmaker

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

    Netmaker is a tool for creating and managing virtual networks. Netmaker consists of a server, an agent, and a UI. You spin up the Netmaker server and then install netclient (the agent) on your computers. Netmaker will do the rest.

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  10. Remote.it

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    remote.it is a platform that brings the world of disconnected networks to your browser, desktop and mobile devices. Securely access devices connected to any network like they were on your own local network.

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