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Score 3 out of 100
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Score 9.4 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • GoGuardian Admin is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

3.0

ContentProtect

30%
1 Rating
9.8

GoGuardian Admin

98%
7 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

ContentProtect

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

GoGuardian Admin

100%
1 Rating

Support Rating

ContentProtect

N/A
0 Ratings
9.5

GoGuardian Admin

95%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

ContentProtect

If you are looking for something relatively inexpensive to lock down specific computers, it would be a useful tool. If the computers themselves aren't too locked down, implementation and management shouldn't be too difficult.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

GoGuardian Admin

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

ContentProtect

  • The client is relatively light weight and doesn't impact other applications.
  • The client isn't easily bypassed, so the user's are kept under restrictions.
  • The configuration is relatively simple and easy to deploy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

GoGuardian Admin

  • 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.
Brandon Burch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ContentProtect

  • Our primary policy is a restricted list, so that does as advertised. We had one location that had blocks based on categories (adult, illegal, etc). We continually had issues with sites getting completely blocked due to unrelated content. For example, Yahoo had a beer ad on the page, alcohol was blocked, so Yahoo became blocked for the period of time that ad was displayed. We had this happen multiple times and eventually switched to a different solution at that location.
  • I've had issues with their cloud portal not working. I don't have to edit our configuration often, but on numerous occasions, i was unable to get the configuration page to load after login, sometimes for days. The platform just wasn't stable when I needed it to be.
  • We run many of our remote rooms as frozen (after logoff they reset to the image). This works fine most times, but when content protect needs a configuration change pushed down, someone needs to go 'thaw' the computers, download the updated configuration, and re-'freeze' the computer. It would be nice if that information was just dynamic from the cloud and didn't need to be pulled down.
  • The categorization used for policies is very limited and not flexible or easily customizable.
  • I could never get the usage reporting to work.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

GoGuardian Admin

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

ContentProtect

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

GoGuardian Admin

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

ContentProtect

No score
No answers yet
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GoGuardian Admin

GoGuardian Admin 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Laurance J. Specht | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ContentProtect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

GoGuardian Admin

GoGuardian Admin 9.5
Based on 3 answers
GoGuardian support is the best in the business. Within seconds of the business day I can chat with a human being about any issue.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

ContentProtect

At the time ContentProtect was selected, Forcepoint (Websense at the time) didn't have an inexpensive or cloud type product. The same can be said with Cisco, at that time. Recently, we have reevaluated and are going to be transitioning to Forcepoint's mobile client and removing ContentProtect from our environment. The cost is actually now less and we will be able to get both more dynamic control and also give us more detailed reporting on the traffic from clients.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

GoGuardian Admin

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ContentProtect

  • It was a relatively inexpensive and simple solution when we needed one relatively quickly, which is a positive. The inexpensive price has kept it in the environment.
  • The lack of reliable reporting has lead to the need for an alternate monitoring solution in a few cases. Network level reporting was used, which is a separate expense, configuration.
  • Time has been lost waiting on the portal and then troubleshooting support tickets when sites that shouldn't have been blocked have been blocked. It has resulted in changes for locations that needed dynamic category filtering as opposed to a finite list.
  • The blocking of sites based on add traffic or sub-sites (rather than just blocking that content like other solutions) has resulted in downtime during classes when those sites were listed in the lesson plan and had previously worked.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

GoGuardian Admin

  • 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.
Brandon Burch | TrustRadius Reviewer

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