VyOS alternatives

  • pfSense

  • pfSense is a free, open source customized distribution of FreeBSD tailored for use as a firewall, and router. In addition to being a powerful, flexible firewalling and routing platform, it includes a long list of related features and a package system allowing further expandability without adding bloat and potential security vulnerabilities to the base distribution, making it a fully qualified UTM device. pfSense is a popular project with more than 1 million downloads since its inception, and proven in countless installations ranging from small home networks protecting a PC and an Xbox to large corporations, universities and other organizations protecting thousands of network devices. »

    tags: authentication captive-portal content-filtering dhcp-server firewall
    platform: BSD
  • ClearOS

  • ClearOS is a family of operating systems for the enterprise, small business, and home. There are three editions to choose from depending on your needs and suitable to your abilities. They are: ClearOS Enterprise, ClearOS Home, and ClearOS Core.

    tags: active-directory anti-spam database firewall gateway
    platform: Linux
  • MikroTik RouterOS

  • The main product of MikroTik is a Linux-based operating system known as MikroTik RouterOS. Installed on a personal computer or server computer, it turns the computer into a network router, implementing features such as firewall rules, virtual private network (VPN) server and client, bandwidth shaping and quality of service, wireless access point functions and other commonly used features for routing and interconnecting networks. The system is also able to serve as a captive-portal-based hotspot system. The operating system is licensed in increasing service levels, each releasing more of the available RouterOS features. A Windows software application called Winbox provides a graphical user interface for the RouterOS configuration and monitoring, but the software also allows connections via FTP, telnet, and secure shell (SSH). An application programming is available for direct access from custom applications for management and monitoring. »

    tags: router router-firmware router-operating-system router-os router-wifi
    platform: Online Self-Hosted
  • IPFire

  • IPFire is a server distribution with intended to use as a firewall. It focuses on flexibility, and scales from small to middle sized business networks and home networks.

    tags: distros firewall router
    platform: Linux
  • Untangle

  • Untangle is a platform for deploying network based applications. The platform unites these applications around a common GUI, database and reporting. Applications on the Untangle platform inspect network traffic simultaneously, which greatly reduces the resource requirements of each individual application. Untangle can act as a complete unified threat management (UTM) box, going beyond just a basic firewall or router. It's aimed at small-to-medium businesses and enthusiast home users. It runs in line as a network gateway, so it allows control of all devices connecting to the network. Untangle offers a free, open source Lite Package as well as a full-featured, commercial Premium Package. Untangle has about 40,000 installations worldwide protecting over 2 million people in businesses, schools and other organizations. »

    tags: vpn proxy firewall virus-scanner spam-filter
    platform: Linux
  • IPCop

  • 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. IPCop offers the critical functionality of an expensive network appliance using stock, or even obsolete, hardware and OpenSource Software.

    tags: Discontinued linux-operating-systems firewall router gateway
    platform: Linux Discontinued
  • SmoothWall

  • 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.

    tags: firewall gateway openvpn-based proxy router
    platform: Linux
  • Juniper Contrail

  • Using Contrail Networking, operators can modernize their cloud networks to achieve network abstraction and segmentation with continuous connectivity, providing the following advantages:

    tags: router software-defined-network
    platform: Self-Hosted
  • OpenContrail

  • OpenContrail is an Apache 2.0-licensed project that is built using standards-based protocols and provides all the necessary components for network virtualization–SDN controller, virtual router, analytics engine, and published northbound APIs. It has an extensive REST API to configure and gather operational and analytics data from the system. Built for scale, OpenContrail can act as a fundamental network platform for cloud infrastructure. The key aspects of the system are:

    tags: authentication aws bgp command-line content-filtering
    platform: Linux Self-Hosted