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Actiance

2 Ratings

Synthesio

13 Ratings

Actiance

2 Ratings
Score 7.5 out of 101

Synthesio

13 Ratings
Score 6.8 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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Synthesio

If you wish to track daily news and your presence on different social media [platforms] in one place then I would recommend Synthesio. This tool is very easy to use and understand. You can track and take corrective action on the negative statements being made on different social channels in different regions.
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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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  • HashTag Tracking - Pre Event, Post Event Data Analysis
  • Infographic Designs.
  • Customer Service.
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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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  • Realtime data at events.
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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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Synthesio7.0
Based on 2 answers
Ben Farkas was the representative that worked with us on this project, while we have been very excited with the work he provided, especially the customer service, we just did not have enough time with the product hands on to be comfortable giving it the 10 we think it deserves. As the Data tracking was done beyond our expectations and the finished product (infographic) were all excellent, we used this service to fill our need in being shorthanded to cover the data ourselves. Synthesio provided outstanding customer service, their data tracking and materials where top notch, just we lacked the hands on experience to speak to everyday use.
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Synthesio10.0
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Everything we needed was handled, in many cases during the first time we used Synthesio the representative made adjustments and explained them to us, some things we did not even consider when setting up the service.
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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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I have used Meltwater, Hootsuite for the same tracking purpose. Every tool has it own pros and cons. The best way to decide is go by the reviews of the people who have actually used it. Budget is yet another factor to consider.
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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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  • Synthesio Data Tracking helped us provide ROI to our sponsors and garnish additional Sponsorships.
  • Synthesio provided clean professional looking Infographics to help increase Social Shares on both our blog posts and social media accounts.
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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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Synthesio

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