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Actiance

2 Ratings

SocialFlow

3 Ratings

Actiance

2 Ratings
Score 7.5 out of 101

SocialFlow

3 Ratings
Score 10 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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SocialFlow

For brands that are diving into their own content marketing and thought leadership, and building up "owned" media platforms, SocialFlow is a great tool to build audience, manage distribution and give insight. They also just launched a LinkedIn capability which lets you increase engagement with a business audience and even target the LinkedIn audience by title, function, geography, etc
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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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  • Unique algorithm does not just 'time' posts, it helps determine the optimal time for posts to be distributed. Its why all the major publishers like NYT, WSJ, Conde Nast, Mashable, etc. use SocialFlow to distribute its social content.
  • Dashboard gives insight into which posts perform best.
  • It's streamlined and simple and not overly or unnecessarily feature-laden.
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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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  • I'd like to open up windows for more than one account/platform at time.
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Likelihood to Renew

Actiance8.1
Based on 2 answers
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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SocialFlow9.0
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Big bang for buck. My clients like the results and the insights.
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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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Hootsuite allows for timing and managing multiple accounts but it doesn't optimize -- simply 'timing' a tweet doesn't mean it's going at the right time. It's also kind of an awkward platform and I find the search tools confusing sometimes and clunky.
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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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  • Increased engagement
  • ROI
  • Efficiency
  • Transparency/data/insight
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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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SocialFlow

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