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Likelihood to Recommend

Avast SWG

I have been using [Avast Secure Web Gateway (SWG)] for a very long
time in my organization, it is very easy to use with having the interface
created on a very advanced module. Designed with much-modernized UI and dashboard
is very pleasing to use and to have the best experience on it.
Bart Kogan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Smoothwall SWG

Smoothwall SWG is very suitable in companies where there is a lot of staff and power to distribute the bandwidth by areas and give priority to the staff that requires better service. It's also well suited for business that require protection of their data and services as it is constantly monitoring the network and does not let them enter dangerous sites.
germary zambrano | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Avast SWG

  • I have been using this platform in my organization for securing the network for a very long time and I am satisfied with their services and features.
  • It helps me in blocking web threats before coming on the network automatically which saves my network from potential attack.
  • Completely functional UI with having all the features to have a fast and secure working environment.
Bart Kogan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Smoothwall SWG

  • Real-time IP filtering is very favorable. That helps limit and restrict prohibited content.
  • Elaboration of personalized reports of the activities or pages that users visit to make new blocking rules to the pages most visited by users that may damage the functioning of the servers.
germary zambrano | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Avast SWG

  • The major drawback of using Avast secure web gateway that it sometimes slows down the system in blocking web threats.
  • Secondly, it is hard to set up the first time as it takes a lot of effort and time to completely integrate with the system to make it fully functional.
  • Starting scanning the web application and organizing network in the background which talks a lot of memory and slows down the other processes.
Bart Kogan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Smoothwall SWG

  • It is necessary for them to have more material or a community that can help expand knowledge about this software so users can use 100% of their tools.
germary zambrano | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Avast SWG

No answers on this topic

Smoothwall SWG

Smoothwall SWG has many tools similar to pfSense but in my opinion I like the graphical environment of smoothwall swg more. It is more didactic and simple to use for new users. Also pfSense lacks the tools for monitoring in real time and the elaboration of reports that helps to perform statistics on sites visited.
germary zambrano | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Avast SWG

  • I am facing a lot on my organization's websites that it shows a lot of ads on the screen which sometimes got a freeze on the page and takes the whole screen to play which is a lot of time-consuming and slows down the work.
  • Avast Secure Web Gateway [(SWG)] is one of the best protection solutions available in the market to secure network traffic.
Bart Kogan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Smoothwall SWG

  • This software helps a lot and is very economical, since it is free and it can be installed in equipment with low performance. That is of importance to companies with little budget or who are just starting out in the market.
germary zambrano | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Avast SWG

General

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

Smoothwall SWG

General

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

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