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Score 8.1 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Lightspeed Filter is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Barracuda Content Shield

80%
1 Rating
8.3

Lightspeed Filter

83%
4 Ratings

Usability

7.0

Barracuda Content Shield

70%
1 Rating

Lightspeed Filter

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.0

Barracuda Content Shield

80%
2 Ratings

Lightspeed Filter

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Barracuda Networks, Inc.

We are a healthcare organization so it is very important that we are HIPPA compliant with our data via email/web based. For non-medical related issues sometimes we get items we do need blocked by the program.
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Lightspeed Systems

Lightspeed web filtering using the Chromebook Relay agent is amazing and does a great job for a cloud filtering solution. The reports that are available are great and can be customized and retains data for 90 days. Reports are easily shared with staff and/or parents for transparency and disciplinary reasons. The agent for Lightspeed (Relay) does not work well with OSX and works okay in Windows, but doesn't allow you to access local IP addresses in the web browser. There needs to be a way to bypass filtering for local network access. This can make it unusable in some cases.
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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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Lightspeed Systems

  • Student safety
  • Offsite filtering
  • Ease of management and reporting
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Cons

Barracuda Networks, Inc.

  • The layout is simple but its all one color and there are a lot of tabs that I don't know what they are used for
  • I cant figure out why the Barracuda emails go straight to my junk box, I don't always check it so some emails have gotten lost
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Lightspeed Systems

  • It sometimes takes longer than expected for new filtering rules to apply.
  • Sometimes a site is blocked due to sub-sites or links, but it does not easily identify the source of the block if it is buried in the site.
  • They have several reports included, but it would be nice to create custom reports.
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Pricing Details

Barracuda Content Shield

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Barracuda Content Shield editions and modules pricing
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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Lightspeed Filter

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Lightspeed Filter editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Priced per student device. Quote available upon request.

      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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      Lightspeed Systems

      No answers on this topic

      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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      Lightspeed Systems

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      Barracuda Networks, Inc.

      We chose this package because of our industry, there is a lot of web based information that can get lost or stolen. We want to be compliant and not lose any sensitive information.
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      Lightspeed Systems

      This was a much easier platform to deploy and manage. Simple dashboard navigation. Easy reporting tools. Cross-platform (windows, chrome, apple). The agent used to manage is reliable and simple to deploy. After using all other products over the years this has been the most reliable one. We are very happy with this product.
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      Return on Investment

      Barracuda Networks, Inc.

      • Keeping our data more secure
      • Controlling information in and out of the servers
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      Lightspeed Systems

      • Very costly per year
      • Does a great job with 1:1 filtering on Chromebooks
      • Safety Check checks student for possible self harm and alerts staff
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