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Score 7.2 out of 100
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Score 9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Barracuda Content Shield

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.
Anonymous | 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

Barracuda Content Shield

  • 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
Anonymous | 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

Barracuda Content Shield

  • 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
Anonymous | 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

Usability

Barracuda Content Shield

Barracuda Content Shield 7.0
Based on 1 answer
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Smoothwall SWG

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Barracuda Content Shield

Barracuda Content Shield 8.0
Based on 2 answers
I have only had to call twice for access issues but it has been overall a normal experience.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Smoothwall SWG

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Barracuda Content Shield

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Barracuda Content Shield

  • Keeping our data more secure
  • Controlling information in and out of the servers
Anonymous | 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

Barracuda Content Shield

General

Free Trial
Yes
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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