It come with Tor already installed and configured, but I'm not sure what you mean by "hard wired."
Already installed and configured is what I meant by "hard wired", I would like an option to use it or not use it (I do not like Tor and would chose not to use it).
I am looking for security over say, privacy (but I guess you could argue that security is increased with increased privacy protection) and have not really found a distro that focuses on security, they all seem to want to focus on privacy.
Compared to the four pane OS that now with their latest release, the boot screen looks like a dungeon with the light coming through, most any Linux distro is built with security in mind & far more preferable. If a distro based upon Ubuntu (there's many, with Linux MInt being the most popular based off the OS), then all you need to do is open the Terminal & copy/paste the following code, press Enter and your password when prompted.
sudo ufw enable
That starts your Firewall service & it's there at boot, in addition to any NAT based hardware Firewall that's in your router, if configured. Network security is also still important for Linux users, as well as any OS, so it's best to look at your router settings & disable any that's not needed. Examples are remote administration & UP&P. Unless needed, both needs to be disabled. Any default passwords needs to be changed, and a complex one used, containing upper/lowercase letters, numbers, and at least 2-3 of these keys ~!@#$%^&*()_+. One can be creative with these to help remember. If these needs to be written on paper, be sure not to store in the same room as the modem, router & usually where the main PC resides, and no one except you have access (or knowledge) of it's presence or location.
I haven't used Tor, nor care to, because sometimes this can have a reverse effect, depending on where one lives. Example, in the US, the NSA, FBI, CIA & other Federal agencies (including military) also uses Tor, yet those who are looking to commit harm to us does also, there's no such thing as 100% bulletproof transparency or privacy on the Internet with one's own hardware. If I don't want it known, no matter the search engine, or browser, will never post the information period. That's as private as it gets.
Therefore, because I have no need for Tor & just want to perform a safe search now & then, will use the DuckDuckGo search engine. That gives an honest person enough anonymity w/out the need for Tor.
As for the OS mentioned, since it's alpha, it's not considered safe for everyday use, only as a testing one, usually for those working to assisting with development & reporting any bugs.