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Actiance

2 Ratings

Tailwind

5 Ratings

Actiance

2 Ratings
Score 7.5 out of 101

Tailwind

5 Ratings
Score 8.4 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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Tailwind

Tailwind is great for teams of all sizes. I used it as a team of one but don't doubt that it can be used well on a larger team. Ideally, I'd have an employee responsible for loading pins to Pinterest weekly. A team that used batch work would like Tailwind very well.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Publishing

Actiance
Tailwind
7.8
Content planning and scheduling
Actiance
Tailwind
10.0
Audience targeting
Actiance
Tailwind
5.0
Content optimization
Actiance
Tailwind
8.0
Workflow management
Actiance
Tailwind
8.0

Engagement

Actiance
Tailwind
4.5
Automated routing and prioritization
Actiance
Tailwind
1.0
Bulk actions
Actiance
Tailwind
8.0

Marketing

Actiance
Tailwind
8.0
Lead generation
Actiance
Tailwind
8.0
Content marketing
Actiance
Tailwind
8.0

Channel coverage/integration

Actiance
Tailwind
10.0
Instagram
Actiance
Tailwind
10.0
Pinterest
Actiance
Tailwind
10.0

Reporting/analytics

Actiance
Tailwind
6.3
Campaign success analytics
Actiance
Tailwind
7.0
Real-time tracking
Actiance
Tailwind
7.0
Competitor analysis
Actiance
Tailwind
5.0

Account management

Actiance
Tailwind
6.0
Role-based user permissions & privileges
Actiance
Tailwind
5.0
Mobile access
Actiance
Tailwind
7.0

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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  • Tailwind is great for scheduling Pinterest pins.
  • Tailwind works very well at helping you find new pins.
  • Tailwind is perfect for batch working!
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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 wish Tailwind scheduled a certain number of pins to a particular board at once instead of just having a common queue.
  • I'm not a fan of the pricing structure. To get unlimited pins you had to pay in full. Ultimately, that's why my subscription lapsed.
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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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Return on Investment

  • Faster investigative work has led to increased employee efficiency when working on security investigations.
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  • I believe there was a slight uptick in traffic when I actively used Tailwind, but I didn't establish strategies that made it significant enough.
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Pricing Details

Actiance

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

Tailwind

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