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Actiance

2 Ratings

MeetEdgar

4 Ratings

Actiance

2 Ratings
Score 7.5 out of 101

MeetEdgar

4 Ratings
Score 8.8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Actiance

This appliance is well suited for organizations that have a need to monitor, moderate, or log social networking site use or the use of any website. It is a very solid tool for any information security department to have at their disposal.
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MeetEdgar

  • Edgar works best if you already have enough (or plan on keep adding more) evergreen content to avoid too much repetition. This will of course be dependent on the frequency of your schedule as well as how refined your categories are.
  • Edgar works for Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn currently, and it doesn't seem like they will be adding more networks in the near future.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Publishing

Actiance
MeetEdgar
10.0
Content planning and scheduling
Actiance
MeetEdgar
10.0

Engagement

Actiance
MeetEdgar
10.0
Bulk actions
Actiance
MeetEdgar
10.0

Channel coverage/integration

Actiance
MeetEdgar
10.0
Twitter
Actiance
MeetEdgar
10.0
Facebook
Actiance
MeetEdgar
10.0
LinkedIn
Actiance
MeetEdgar
10.0

Pros

  • Filtering capabilities for both URL and Social Media were easy to implement and manage by the security team. These features allow you to grant or deny access to various user groups as needed all the way to an individual grant or deny. It offers a vary large robust list of configuration options.
  • If you have a need for storing and later discovering Instant Messaging conversations or even messaging in social media then this is the tool to deploy. At that time when we chose this product, none of the other products were capable of meeting the feature set that Actiance offered.
  • Ease of deployment. Its abilities for integration with LDAP and Active directory give a wide set of deployment options.
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  • Keep a library of your favourite/most popular content. Assign them categories and give them different time slots throughout the week. For example, we didn't want to bombard our fans with sales and promotions, so we keep that to a minimum while having the majority of our recurring posts to be helpful and non-sales-y content.
  • You also have the ability to assign time slots for random content. If you have contents that you wish to exclude from this all-random slot, it can be adjusted on a category level.
  • RSS feed integration. Automatically review and add content from your RSS feed onto your Edgar queue.
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Cons

  • Its configuration options were very large and required a good deal of time to learn all of the various settings.
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  • Inability to use multiple photos for a single Facebook post.
  • Photo resolution will be shrink down to mobile friendly resolutions. This might be enough for most users/organizations, though.
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Likelihood to Renew

Actiance8.1
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Its not often that you come across a platform that is as easy to deploy as this one was. Once deployed it is an easy configure and forget appliance, but then you wouldn't get to benefit from its many other available features.
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Alternatives Considered

This was the only appliance of its kind that I have used. Other devices have different capabilities for web filtering such as the checkpoint firewalls, but none of them offered the overall solution that was deployed with this product at that time.
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In terms of evergreen content promotion, Buffer and AgoraPulse offer very basic functionalities in this regard. We were looking for something that would enable us to categorize our evergreen content and Edgar is the only product on the market then that does this. We no longer need to manually re-post anything and only need to focus on content-creation. It is worth noting that we are still using Buffer in conjunction with MeetEdgar, where the former takes care of our new content while the latter will continually share the best content of the bunch.
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Return on Investment

  • Faster investigative work has led to increased employee efficiency when working on security investigations.
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  • It is important to keep a content presence in social media especially at a time where organic reach is low both in percentage and quantity. Edgar makes sure that we do and drive a lot more traffic versus our previous social media content sharing model.
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Pricing Details

Actiance

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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MeetEdgar

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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