Barracuda Content Shield vs. GoGuardian Admin

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Barracuda Content Shield
Score 8.0 out of 10
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Barracuda Content Shield and Content Shield Plus for MSPs are cloud-based service that combines robust content filtering, file-based protection, granular policy enforcement and reporting, simple centralized management, and real-time threat intelligence to protect users and organizations. Its proxy-free architecture ensures minimal latency.N/A
GoGuardian Admin
Score 7.5 out of 10
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GoGuardian Admin is a web content filtering solution from education software company GoGuardian in Los Angeles, provide web filtering on-campus and off-campus filtering.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
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Barracuda Content ShieldGoGuardian Admin
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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User Ratings
Barracuda Content ShieldGoGuardian Admin
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(2 ratings)
7.0
(8 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
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10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(1 ratings)
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Support Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
9.7
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Barracuda Content ShieldGoGuardian Admin
Likelihood to Recommend
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
Barracuda Content Shield is well suited to large companies with many employees that are based in many areas and have various aspects of their job that need them to be on the internet at all times and in many cases opening themselves to many threats. It may be less appropriate for small companies that are in individualized clusters
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GoGuardian
GoGuardian is excellent for any district with a 1:1 Chromebook program. Our program would not be nearly as successful without it. GoGuardian does work with other devices (Windows, iPads) but I believe some features do not work as well in those setups. We haven't tried using it for anything other than Chromebooks and I am not aware of anyone using it for iPad/Windows or Macs.
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Pros
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • Easy to use
  • Layout of program looks like an email so its easy to read and identify
  • Helped many suspicious senders from getting into our system
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GoGuardian
  • The reporting Dashboard page gives you a great picture of what your users are doing on the internet.
  • The Theft recovery piece works very well and helps recover devices that are missing in action.
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Cons
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • Increased policy customization
  • Filtering policy preferences
  • Increased manual settings
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GoGuardian
  • With the new Minnesota state laws regarding student data privacy - it made it somewhat challenging for us to continue utilizing GoGuardian Admin. However, they provided some updates to their software to address these issues.
  • GoGuardian Admin recently put out an option to checkbox COPPA/CIPA compliance verifications for web filtering. It seems that this still needs some work, as several educational websites we utilize are coming up as "uncategorized" - and then are being falsely flagged and declining access.
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Likelihood to Renew
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
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GoGuardian
Does what we need it to do and more in a very cost-effective manner. Relatively easy to use and great customer support. They are quick and clear and will walk you through things in real time.
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Usability
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
I think the program is easy to use, I think there are more functions it can have or better ability to customize the layout so it doesn't look so plain
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GoGuardian
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Support Rating
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
I have only had to call twice for access issues but it has been overall a normal experience.
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GoGuardian
GoGuardian support is the best in the business. Within seconds of the business day I can chat with a human being about any issue.
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Alternatives Considered
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
Barracuda Content Shield was compared to this product and in our opinion was more robust and cost effective for our growing firm. Barracuda allowed us to create filtering that worked for our firm and allowed us to make the customization easy so that all employees had access to what they needed and were not shut out.
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GoGuardian
GoGuardian Admin has been leading the way in content filtering for both on and off site with an easy-to-use interface. At the time, it was one of the first to offer cloud-based off-site filtering for Chromebooks. They continue to grow and provide new features every year with great tutorials and updates.
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Return on Investment
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • Increased Reporting Times
  • Threat Training time increase
  • Policy enforcement increased time
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GoGuardian
  • GG Admin has made it easy to justify the use of Chromebooks in our district.
  • GG Admin has alerted us to times where students might be in a dangerous/unwanted situation.
  • GG Admin has helped us locate quite a few lost or stolen devices over the years.
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