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    Zscaler Alternatives

    Zscaler is described as 'consolidates your stacks of gateway security appliances into integrated, cloud-based security services. Since it’s security as a service, there’s no physical or virtual hardware to deploy or manage, so getting started is simple'. There are seven alternatives to Zscaler for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Self-Hosted solutions, Mac and FreeBSD. The best alternative is Pi-hole, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Zscaler are Squid (Free, Open Source), Privoxy (Free, Open Source), Ad Muncher (Free) and Apache Traffic Server (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 3, 2021
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    1. Block ads for all your devices without the need to install client-side software. The Pi-hole blocks ads at the DNS-level, so all your devices are protected.
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      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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      Privoxy is a non-caching web proxy with advanced filtering capabilities for enhancing privacy, modifying web page data and HTTP headers, controlling access, and removing ads and other obnoxious Internet junk.
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      Ad Muncher is a powerful advert and popup blocking system for all browsers and advert-displaying programs like Pando, SopCast, ICQ, Morpheus, Kazaa, Grokster, Opera, PalTalk, iMesh, Bearshare, LimeWire, TVAnts.
    2. Formerly a commercial product, Yahoo! donated it to the Apache Foundation, and it is now an Apache TLP.
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      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.

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      From the official website, "Polipo is obsolete.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."

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      Blocks all Ads (banners, popups, teasers) in Safari browser for iOS devices: iPhone, iPad, iPod.

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      Last updated on October 11, 2017.

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