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This is a '''biased''' comparison page, that highlights the strengths of the ''security router''. We don't revise this page very often, and the information might be out of date. Please contact us, if you find any errors.
 
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! !! Halon securityrouter 3.1 7 !! pfSense 2.0.1 !! m0n0wall 1.33 !! Vyatta 6.4 <ref>Bought by Brocade, terminated open source edition, forked</ref> !! Mikrotik 5.20 !! Smoothwall 3.0sp3
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| Cost || Free/paid || Free || Free || Free/paid || Paid || Free/paid|- | Platform || OpenBSD 5.4/current 9 || FreeBSD 8.1 3 || FreeBSD 6.4 || Linux 3.0.23 || Linux 2.6 || Linux 2.6
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| Firewall || PF (2013) || Forked PF<ref>pfSense uses a modified version of FreeBSD's PF, forked from OpenBSD 4.1's PF (2007but improved and updated in some areas) </ref> || ipfilter || iptables || iptables || iptables
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| Architecture || Intel 32/64-bit || Intel 32/64-bit || Intel 32-bit || Intel 32-bit || Intel 32-bit || Intel 32/64-bit
| API || [[SOAP]] || No || No || REST || Custom || No
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! VPN server and encapsulation !! !! !! !! !! !! |-| VXLAN || Yes || No || No || No || No || No
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| L2TP || Yes || Yes || No || Yes|| Yes || No
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| PPTP NAT passthrough || [[Proxies#PPTP_proxy|Yes]] || No <ref>The package Frickin is sometimes mentioned, but it supposedly doesn't work in latest version</ref> || No || Yes (iptables) || Yes (iptables) || No
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| DNS suffix in PPTP/L2TP || [[VPN_server#Search_domain|Yes]] || No || No || No || No || No
| MPLS || Yes (PE/VPN) || No || No || No || Yes || No
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| Built-in OSPF/BGP || [[BGP| Yes (OpenBGP/OSPFD) ]] || No Package<ref>OpenBGPD and friends are available as a package</ref> || No || Yes (Quagga) || Yes || No
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| BGP TCP-MD5 || Yes || No <ref>Last time we checked, it could be configured manually with <tt>setkey</tt>, but inbound TCP-MD5 was not verified</ref> || No || Yes || Yes || No
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! IPv6 !! !! !! !! !! !!
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! Others !! !! !! !! !! !!
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| SIP proxy || Yes || Package<ref>The siproxd package is available, but it typically requires a bit of configuration as the traffic from the phones needs to be directed to the proxy</ref> || No || Yes || Yes || Yes
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| VMware image ||Yes (OVA) || No<ref>Discontinued and is no longer offered for pfSense 2.1 and later</ref> || No || Yes || No || No<ref>Found no VMware release of latest version (3.0sp3)</ref>
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| Layer 7 load balancing || [[Load balancing|Yes]] || No || No || No || ? || No
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