ZeroShell Alternatives

    ZeroShell is described as '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' and is an app in the Security & Privacy category. There are eight alternatives to ZeroShell for Linux, BSD, Self-Hosted solutions and Windows. The best alternative is pfSense, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like ZeroShell are OPNsense (Free, Open Source), Smoothwall (Free, Open Source), Kerio Control (Paid) and BSD Router Project: (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 2, 2021

    1. pfSense is a free, open source customized distribution of FreeBSD tailored for use as a firewall, and router.
      show more
    2. 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.
      show more


    3. 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.

      Discontinued

      The site says the last release was October 2014.

      show more
    4. Protect your network from viruses, malware and malicious activity with Kerio Control, the easy-to-administer yet powerful all-in-one security solution.
      show more
      • FreeOpen Source
      • 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.
      No screenshots yet


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      IPCop Firewall is a Linux firewall distribution geared towards home and SOHO (Small Office/Home Office) users. The IPCop interface is very user-friendly and task-based.

      Discontinued

      The project seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 2.1.9, released in February 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website.

      show more
      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
      RusRoute is a router and firewall, Internet gateway for Windows, it is the ideal solution for making Internet gateway for local area network (LAN) of any firm, the users' traffic encountering and restricting, protection against of network attacks with functions of NAT...
      show more
    5. Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (Forefront TMG), formerly known as Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server (ISA Server), is a network security and protection solution for Microsoft Windows, described by Microsoft as "enables businesses by allowing...
    Showing 8 of 8 alternatives