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OPNsense – Open Source Firewall and Routing Software

Added to our list of Home Network Security Devices and Appliances is the OPNsense firewall. This is an open source, easy-to-use and easy-to-build FreeBSD based firewall and routing platform. 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 […]

Home Network Security Devices & Appliances

This is a list of network security devices which provide plug and play security for your entire home and IOT devices. These devices are for those who do not want to bother with a technically detailed or complicated security appliance or gateway for their home network but want to protect everything on it. Note only […]

IPFire – A Router & Firewall Distribution

IPFire is a free Linux distribution which acts as a router and firewall with advanced options. It can be maintained via a web interface. IPFire is based on Linux From Scratch and is a fork from IPCop. IPFire has an active community and is updated often. IPFire also extends its functionality with plugins. Some of […]

Turris Omnia – Open Source Router

The Turris Omnia wifi router is a successful crowd sourced venture by CZ.NIC which is a non-profit organization running the .cz top level domain of the Czech Republic. The Turris Omnia Wi-Fi is handled by it’s mini PCIe supporting 3×3 MIMO 802.11ac & 2×2 MIMO 802.11b/g/n. This router surpasses today’s off the shelf router standards by […]

Fortigis – Home Network Security Device

A newly added device to our list of Network Security Devices and Appliances page, is the Fortigis home network security device. Fortigis is raising funds by a current Indigogo campaign to bring the devices into market production. Fortigis describes their device as: A cloud-enabled privacy & security wireless VPN router that checks, controls and manages who […]

GlassWire Firewall – PC

Glasswire Firewall is unlike most other software firewalls for the PC. It’s network monitoring capabilities and user interface sets Glaswire apart from the others. Glasswire uses the built in  Windows firewall and gives the user more easily accessible control over the network rules and the firewalling options. Of course this can be done with the […]

Open Source Ready – DDWRT/OpenWRT Linksys Router

The current flagship router capable of flashing the Opensource DDWRT, OpenWRT & LEDE firmware since December 2016 is the Linksys WRT3200ACM MU-MIMO. If you are not familiar with DD-WRT router firmware, it is a Linux based alternative OpenSource firmware suitable for a great variety of WLAN routers and embedded systems. The main emphasis lies on providing […]