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Attribute Ratings

  • GoGuardian Admin is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Forcepoint URL Filtering

90%
4 Ratings
9.8

GoGuardian Admin

98%
7 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

Forcepoint URL Filtering

90%
1 Rating
10.0

GoGuardian Admin

100%
1 Rating

Usability

8.0

Forcepoint URL Filtering

80%
1 Rating

GoGuardian Admin

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

Forcepoint URL Filtering

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9.5

GoGuardian Admin

95%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Forcepoint

If you need granular user and computer reporting, Websense is very reliable. It will provide strong protection and filtering once set up. If you aren't savvy with the technology involved, engage support early in your configuration, as it is complicated. The hybrid mobile client works well for your laptop users that you need protected and reporting out in the real world, but again is complicated to initially set up. Once you get it set up, the websense product is very solid. If you don't need the reporting and don't need it to be accurate to the person/computer, then it is more inline with the web filtering offered integrated by the various firewall providers out there and you can decide whether you want to have a separate appliance for web filtering or have it as part of the all in one firewall solution.
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GoGuardian

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.
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Pros

Forcepoint

  • It tracks user activity, which means our HR department has a tool to report on certain users' activities when their productivity vs. internet surfing habits are in question. The reports are pretty simple to create and view and the ability to export to Excel has been useful. The ability to automatically generate and email these reports on a schedule has been useful at times too.
  • The ability to set quotas, such as users are allowed to spend 30minutes per day on Facebook or 30minutes a day on shopping sites, which displays the quota for the user when they enter such a site, has been a valuable reminder of our company policies for such activity.
  • The ability to prevent certain types of protocols for certain groups of users, such as group xyz is not allowed on FTP sites, or only https, has allowed to consider and set security parameters for different groups of users.
  • The ability to easily override any group policy setting for a certain individual if an immediate need for something outside the box arises has been useful. If a certain user is temporarily filling in for another person on vacation and needs additional internet access with less restrictions, we just call out that user specifically in the software and apply a different policy, then easily remove that the following week.
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GoGuardian

  • 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.
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Cons

Forcepoint

  • It needs the ability to measure bandwidth. I want to know how much a user is taking up. The fact that he/she has 17,000 hits doesn't help.
  • Clients, Policies, Filters can be confusing. Maybe it's too complicated and can be simplified?
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GoGuardian

  • 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.
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Pricing Details

Forcepoint URL Filtering

Starting Price

$0

Editions & Modules

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Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

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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

    Likelihood to Renew

    Forcepoint

    It's easy to use, easy to setup and maintain and their new Forcepoint hosted solution includes new security features that will sandbox a website and test it for malicious code prior to passing it through to the user machine. This is an excellent cyber security prevention technique and we will be upgrading to this shortly.
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    GoGuardian

    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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    Usability

    Forcepoint

    It's pretty easy to use but does take some getting used to. After an hour of using the software, you will be good to go.
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    GoGuardian

    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Forcepoint

    No answers on this topic

    GoGuardian

    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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    Alternatives Considered

    Forcepoint

    Forcepoint is focus on content filtering as compare to other product which has more accurate filtering centralize database
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    GoGuardian

    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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    Return on Investment

    Forcepoint

    • The websense filtering has helped us to reduce and eliminate productivity losses from some gaming and streaming services.
    • We have been able to lower our liability from illegal streaming services and also adult content viewing (and also reduced the internet uses related to those services).
    • The filtering service has helped us to prevent virus spread on the network and also helped as a layer to pinpoint affected endpoints, that had gone unnoticed by our antivirus solution. By alerting to those early infections, we can quarantine the device before the infection spreads or affects other endpoints.
    • The solution has given the HR department reporting they needed when employees were under review without having to pull any local logs or have any local solutions installed.
    • The hybrid client has worked well in a few remote offices, meaning we didn't need a separate proxy service to filter and protect that traffic.
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    GoGuardian

    • 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.
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