Firmware Feature Comparison

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The following is a feature-comparison of Untangle vs DD-WRT vs OpenWRT vs AsusWRT

Feature
Untangle
DD-WRT
OpenWRT
AsusWRT
 
Network
 
 
 
 
ethernet
yes
yes
yes
yes
wireless
yes
yes
yes
yes
DHCP
yes
yes
yes
yes
DNS
yes
yes
yes
yes
VRRP (failover)
yes
command line
Port Forwards
yes
yes
yes
yes
uPnP support
yes
yes
yes
yes
Firewall support
yes
command line
command line
command line
IPv6
yes
command line
command line
yes
SNMP
yes
command line
command line
yes
Syslog
yes
yes
yes
 
System
 
 
 
 
Automatic Updates
yes
Automatic Backup
yes
Alerts
yes
Customizable Alerts
yes
 
Reports
 
 
 
 
Reports
yes
Storage database none none none
Logs
yes
Per User
yes
Per Host
yes
Per Policy
yes
Dashboard
yes
somewhat
somewhat
somewhat
Customizable Dashboard
yes
Responsive (phone support)
yes
Cloud Backup
yes
 
Security
 
 
 
 
Antivirus (AV)
yes
HTTP AV
yes
FTP AV
yes
AV SSL support
yes
AV Cloud Scanning
yes
IP Geofencing
yes
Web Malicious Blocking
yes
DoS Protection
yes
Ad Blocking
yes
 
Web Filter
 
 
 
 
Web Filtering
yes
manual list
manual list
Web Categorization
yes
Web Categories 140 none none none
Sites Categorized 500M none none none
Search Logging
yes
Force Safe Search
yes
Full SSL Inspection
yes
SNI/cert Inspection
yes
Policy Integration
yes
 
Captive Portal
 
 
 
 
Captive Portal
yes
Customizable Captive Page
yes
Login Support
yes
Directory Integration
yes
SSL support
yes
Policy Integration
yes
 
Application Control
 
 
 
 
Application Control
yes
Number of Applications 1450 none none none
Blocking/Tarpitting
yes
SSL support
yes
Policy Integration
yes
 
Bandwidth Shaping
 
 
 
 
QoS
yes
yes
yes
yes
egress and ingress
yes
yes
yes
yes
Web Integration
yes
Application Control Integration
yes
Quotas
yes
Penalty Box
yes
Policy Integration
yes
 
VPN
 
 
 
 
Protocol: OpenVPN
yes
yes
command line
yes
Protocol: IPsec
yes
command line
Protocol: L2TP
yes
command line
Protocol: Xauth
yes
command line
Protocol: GRE
yes
command line
Protocol: PPTP
yes
command line
yes
Full Tunnel Inbound
yes
yes
yes
yes
Full Tunnel Outbound
command line
 ?  ?
 
Policy Management
 
 
 
 
Universal Policy Control
yes
Per Host
yes
Per User
yes
Per Group
yes
Per Time
yes
Per Day
yes
 
Integration
 
 
 
 
Active Directory
yes
Google
yes
Facebook
yes
eDirectory
RADIUS
yes
yes
command line
command line
 
User Interface
 
 
 
 
Responsive (phone support)
yes
Shell SSH access
yes
yes
yes
yes
Rootable/Rooted
yes
yes
yes
yes


DISCLAIMER:

DD-WRT, OpenWRT, and AsusWRT are great projects. If this comparison is shocking because they are missing so many features, keep in mind that these projects have very different goals than Untangle.

This is what it looks like when doing a comparison of the features of an enterprise-level firewall distribution with a consumer router firmware using the features common in enterprise firewalls. These WRT projects are designed to run on tiny 16MB wifi routers and provide basic connectivity to the internet. Untangle can not run on your 16MB router and it never will.

In the modern digital home, many of these features are very important for protecting and controlling activity on your network. If running on a tiny 16MB router and all that is needed is basic connectivity, these projects may be the best option. If a high-end router is available and protecting and controlling the network is a priority then Untangle is the best option.