Firezone is an open-source VPN server and firewall built on WireGuard. It can be self-hosted on most Linux distros within a few minutes.
Features include: - Fast: Uses WireGuard® to be 3-4 times faster than OpenVPN. - SSO Integration: Authenticate using any identity provider with an OpenID Connect (OIDC) connector. - No dependencies: All dependencies are bundled thanks to Chef Omnibus. - Simple: Takes minutes to set up. Manage via a simple CLI. - Secure: Runs unprivileged. HTTPS enforced. Encrypted cookies. - Firewall included: Uses Linux nftables to block unwanted egress traffic.
Firezone alternatives and similar tools
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Algo VPN9.5 4.8 Firezone VS Algo VPNSet up a personal VPN in the cloud
SoftEther8.7 9.0 L2 Firezone VS SoftEtherCross-platform multi-protocol VPN software. Pull requests are welcome. The stable version is available at https://github.com/SoftEtherVPN/SoftEtherVPN_Stable.
OpenVPN8.6 9.7 L2 Firezone VS OpenVPNOpenVPN is an open source VPN daemon
Nebula8.4 6.5 Firezone VS NebulaA scalable overlay networking tool with a focus on performance, simplicity and security
Headscale8.3 9.3 Firezone VS HeadscaleAn open source, self-hosted implementation of the Tailscale control server
sshuttle8.2 0.0 L3 Firezone VS sshuttleWrong project! You should head over to http://github.com/sshuttle/sshuttle
Netmaker7.5 9.6 Firezone VS NetmakerNetmaker makes networks with WireGuard. Netmaker automates fast, secure, and distributed virtual networks.
Pritunl7.0 9.7 L2 Firezone VS PritunlEnterprise VPN server
tinc5.7 7.3 L3 Firezone VS tinca VPN daemon
ocserv2.1 7.8 L2 Firezone VS ocservCisco AnyConnect-compatible VPN server
strongSwanComplete IPsec implementation for Linux.
WireGuardVery fast VPN based on elliptic curve and public key crypto. Linux only (2017); other clients in development.
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Firezone is a self-hosted VPN server and Linux firewall
- Manage remote access through an intuitive web interface and CLI utility.
- Deploy on your own infrastructure to keep control of your network traffic.
- Built on WireGuard® to be stable, performant, and lightweight.
Follow our deploy guide to install your self-hosted instance of Firezone.
Or, if you're on a supported platform, try our one-line install script:
bash <(curl -fsSL https://github.com/firezone/firezone/raw/master/scripts/install.sh)
Using Firezone in production at your organization? Take a look at our Enterprise Plan.
- Fast: Uses WireGuard® to be 3-4 times faster than OpenVPN.
- SSO Integration: Authenticate using any identity provider with an OpenID Connect (OIDC) connector.
- Containerized: All dependencies are bundled via Docker.
- Simple: Takes minutes to set up. Manage via a simple CLI.
- Secure: Runs unprivileged. HTTPS enforced. Encrypted cookies.
- Firewall included: Uses Linux nftables to block unwanted egress traffic.
Firezone is not:
- An inbound firewall
- A tool for creating mesh networks
- A full-featured router
- An IPSec or OpenVPN server
Additional documentation on general usage, troubleshooting, and configuration can be found at https://docs.firezone.dev.
If you're looking for help installing, configuring, or using Firezone, check our community support options:
- Discussion Forums: Ask questions, report bugs, and suggest features.
- Public Slack Group: Join live discussions, meet other users, and get to know the contributors.
- Open a PR: Contribute a bugfix or make a contribution to Firezone.
If you need help deploying or maintaining Firezone for your business, consider contacting us about our paid support plan.
Package repository hosting is graciously provided by Cloudsmith. Cloudsmith is the only fully hosted, cloud-native, universal package management solution, that enables your organization to create, store and share packages in any format, to any place, with total confidence.
Developing and Contributing
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*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the Firezone README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.