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WinGate Alternatives

WinGate is described as 'Proxy Server is a highly capable integrated Proxy server, firewall and email server designed for access control, security and communications needs. What you do get is all the features of Standard license for 3 concurrent users' and is an app in the network & admin category. There are more than 10 alternatives to WinGate for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, BSD and FreeBSD. The best alternative is Squid, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like WinGate are Varnish, TinyProxy, Apache Traffic Server and CacheGuard-OS.

WinGate alternatives are mainly Firewalls but may also be Ad Blockers or Anti-Malware Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of WinGate.
This page was last updated Jun 24, 2022
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  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Windows

WinGate Proxy Server is a highly capable integrated Proxy server, firewall and email server designed for access control,...

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  1. Squid

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted
    • Solaris
    • FreeBSD
    • OpenSolaris
    • NetBSD
    • OpenBSD

    Squid is a caching proxy for the Web supporting HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, and more. It reduces bandwidth and improves response times by caching and reusing frequently-requested web pages. Squid has extensive access controls and makes a great server accelerator.

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    Squid is not a SOCKS proxy server

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  2. Varnish

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Varnish Cache is an open source, state of the art HTTP application accelerator.

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    Varnish vs WinGate opinions
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    WinGate is a ProxyServer, Varnish is a pass-through cache

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  3. TinyProxy

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Tinyproxy is a light-weight HTTP/HTTPS proxy daemon for POSIX operating systems. It is free software, and supports transparent and reverse proxying.

  4. Apache Traffic Server

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • FreeBSD

    Formerly a commercial product, Yahoo! donated it to the Apache Foundation, and it is now an Apache TLP.

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  5. 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.



  6. Polipo

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    A small and fast caching web proxy (a web cache, an HTTP proxy, a proxy server). Polipo can be used in place of ad-filtering, privacy-enhancing proxies such as Junkbuster, Privoxy or WWWOFFLE.

    Discontinued

    From the official website, "Polipo is obsolete. When it was first written, Polipo was probably the best HTTP proxy available. Since then, the web protocols have changed, and Polipo hasn't kept up — it has no support for HTTP/2.0 or the WebSocket protocol. Polipo will no longer be maintained."

  7. 3proxy

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    3Proxy tiny free proxy server is really tiny cross-platform (Win32/Win64&Unix) freeware proxy servers set. It includes HTTP proxy with HTTPS and FTP support, SOCKSv4/SOCKSv4.5/SOCKSv5 proxy (socks/socks.exe), POP3 proxy, SMTP proxy, AIM/ICQ proxy (icqpr/icqpr.

    Warning

    This site has a poor reputation on WOT. You can see the comments on http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/3proxy.ru#page-3

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  8. CCProxy

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    Want to share Internet connection? Get every computer online through a single Internet connection? Maximize the efficiency of your Internet access on a limited budget? Look no further! Get CCProxy, a small Internet sharing software!

  9. Lusca

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Lusca is a fork of the Squid -2 development tree. The Lusca project aims to fix the shortcomings in the Squid-2 codebase whilst maintaining the the Squid-2 functionality and stability.

    Discontinued

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  10. ExaProxy

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD

    ExaProxy is a a high-performance non-caching proxy. It is able to filter HTTP traffic using third party scripts in your favorite programming language.

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