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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 9.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

FortiGuard Web Filtering Service

FortiGuard Web Filtering Service has served us well for protecting both business and guest networks. We currently have multiple tiers on the business side running different rule sets, and some shared custom groups allowing us to manage access with as much granularity as we desire
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

FortiGuard Web Filtering Service

  • Easy Implementation.
  • Worked well with most of the apps we use.
  • GUI was easy to use.
Tony Ortiz | 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

FortiGuard Web Filtering Service

  • The method for allowing individual overrides is clunky, but it functions. A clean way to allow individual overrides (with the ability to set a timer) would be fantastic.
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

Likelihood to Renew

FortiGuard Web Filtering Service

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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

FortiGuard Web Filtering Service

FortiGuard Web Filtering Service 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Took a little longer for support to get our problem solved, but when the upper tier tech support was involved, we got excellent customer support.
Tony Ortiz | TrustRadius Reviewer

GoGuardian Admin

GoGuardian Admin 9.4
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

FortiGuard Web Filtering Service

We selected FortiGuard Web Filtering because it came in the service bundle with our FortiGate unit. After testing the service for a couple of months, we disabled the web filtering that was running on our client machines and have not looked back. It's been easy to manage, effective, and fast. There isn't much more you can ask for from a filtering solution.
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

FortiGuard Web Filtering Service

  • It cost us almost little time to set up and pilot, so we didn't spend a lot of man-hours working on it. Implementation was easy.
Tony Ortiz | 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

Pricing Details

FortiGuard Web Filtering Service

General

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

GoGuardian Admin

General

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

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