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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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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.
Read full review Pros 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 Read full review 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. Read full review Cons Increased policy customization Filtering policy preferences Increased manual settings Read full review 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. Read full review Usability
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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I have only had to call twice for access issues but it has been overall a normal experience.
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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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Smoothwall SWG has many tools similar to
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
lacks the tools for monitoring in real time and the elaboration of reports that helps to perform statistics on sites visited.
Read full review Return on Investment Increased Reporting Times Threat Training time increase Policy enforcement increased time Read full review 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. Read full review ScreenShots