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Open Source WinGate Alternatives

The best open source alternative to WinGate is Squid. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to WinGate and eight of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to WinGate are Varnish, TinyProxy, Apache Traffic Server and Polipo.

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.

    Squid vs WinGate opinions
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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. 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."



  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Artica Proxy

    • Free PersonalOpen Source
    • Linux

    ARTICA Proxy is an enterprise grade security appliance : web filtering (w/o SSL decryption), DNS Filtering, bandwith optimisation, easy ACL management, users authentication on LDAP or Active Directory (NTLM/Kerberos), deployment tools (such as proxy.

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