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It is easy to set up, and within 10 minutes it is up and running. You can add many domains in one dashboard. So no need for a separate Cloudflare account. I can access all my domain DNS, and customize/add it further. For example by adding the Google Webmaster DNS key or my email provider.
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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.
Read full review Pros Registrar and DNS services are impeccable, with registrations done at cost and without ADs. DNS services setting standards for speed of resolution. DDOS protection. With their content distribution network to back them they have the bandwidth and tools to be both proactive and reactive to bad actors. WAF - Their Web Application Firewall helps mitigate common site vulnerabilities and has active zero-day protection running for breaking exploits Read full review 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. Read full review Cons Better Integration with Certain Hosting Providers: Integrations with some hosting providers might not be as seamless as users would like. Improving compatibility and integration options with various hosting environments could enhance the overall experience. Real-time Configuration Changes: Some users have expressed a desire for faster propagation of configuration changes. While Cloudflare generally has a fast propagation time, real-time adjustments could be beneficial in certain situations. Read full review The system cannot inform our team about cyber bullying or harassment. Students can still play some games if those games are loaded to a Google Site. There are times when a Chromebook that hasn't been restarted in a while will not show up online. This is problematic as students do not restart as much as they should. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
Cloudflare features are an integral part of my website, as of now I can’t think about doing without it. It would require an unimaginable time and effort to find and implement alternatives for every feature, considered how large and diverse Cloudflare feature set is
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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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Everything is extremely concise and all settings apply immediately and take effect globally. There is no reason to explicitly plan/think in terms of individual regions as one would have to traditional cloud offerings (AWS, OCI, Azure). All Cloudflare products integrate seamless as part of a single pipeline that executes from request to response.
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In 6+ years of relying on Cloudflare, I think we experienced one or two brief outages that were Cloudflare's fault.
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Their Argo for the global network is the core feature we love.
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We really like to talk to a person on the phone or using chat. But the system is very slow and sending to much email to get the issue solve. Something we don't like to spend time writing on the community forum our issue because we don't want to share detail information of our POC.
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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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Very well executed implementation where our team was able to handle the implementation with guidance.
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can be a good starter for basic projects but as I scaled up, I found it lacking the maturity Cloudflare has. Naturaly, I opted for Cloudflare for bigger projects. I still use
, but for small scale hobby projects only.
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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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They are built for scale and have the capacity to handle all the traffic we could ever expect to get.
Read full review Return on Investment A lot of requests are cached and so egress costs from downstream providers are mitigated. DDoS protection has also managed to keep our site up and our cloud computing bill down. Setting up a proxy with a worker made putting various Google Cloud Functions running behind a single URL very easy and performant. Plus they offer API Shield on top of this. Read full review It has allowed us to deploy thousands of devices for home and on-premises use successfully. Without this cloud filtering, we would be stuck. The theft recovery piece has allowed us to get our assets back from students that have left the district or that have misused them. Read full review ScreenShots