FortiGuard Web Filtering Service vs. Securly Filter

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
FortiGuard Web Filtering Service
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Fortinet headquartered in Sunnyvale, California offers the FortiGuard Web Filtering Service, a web content filter.N/A
Securly Filter
Score 7.9 out of 10
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Cloud-based web filtering for K-12 Schools | Parental controls for families | Manage screen time. Any device, anywhere. Securly's technology allows schools and parents to keep kids safe in an increasingly digital world. The vendor states their goal is not to censor the Internet, but to mitigate the negative effects it can have on children with the goal of creating a safer world for kids. Their cloud-based web filter is designed to keep…N/A
Pricing
FortiGuard Web Filtering ServiceSecurly Filter
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Offerings
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FortiGuard Web Filtering ServiceSecurly Filter
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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User Ratings
FortiGuard Web Filtering ServiceSecurly Filter
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(8 ratings)
8.4
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
6.0
(2 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
FortiGuard Web Filtering ServiceSecurly Filter
Likelihood to Recommend
Fortinet
FortiGuard Web Filtering Service is well-suited for an organisation that is able to funnel all its Internet connectivity through one device, i.e., the office environment - or perhaps where WFH workers are using a remote desktop or VPN. It allows management/IT to minimise risk by blocking websites that may be harmful, as well as websites that may enable data leakage, or even are websites that people ought not to be visiting in the workplace.
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Securly
As I stated earlier, if you have iPads in a 1 to 1 usage, [Securly Filter] is your best filter. Students cannot break it or mess with any settings on a device that has an MDM setup.
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Pros
Fortinet
  • Blocks some of the websites.
  • Provide restriction on the usage of every user.
  • Monitors the user activity on web and track.
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Securly
  • Blocks objectionable content
  • Customized profile management by OU.
  • Logging
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Cons
Fortinet
  • Some websites are classified as Meaningless content, especially links used in emails to unsubscribe from lists. Luckily FortiGuard Web Filtering Service is responsive about reclassifying those quickly.
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Securly
  • Delegated management is sometimes difficult to get working, requiring undocumented changes.
  • Pricing has gone up for Chrome devices.
  • Syncing is a manual process.
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Likelihood to Renew
Fortinet
No answers on this topic
Securly
Love, Love, Love this product!!
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Support Rating
Fortinet
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.
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Securly
I don't like giving a 10 since everyone always has room for improvement, and while Securly is doing an awesome job, there is still room for improvement across the board.
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Alternatives Considered
Fortinet
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.
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Securly
Securly Filter integration with Google Workspace for education makes it an ideal pairing for K-12 institutions. It has a friendlier portal and more intuitive UI, particularly when retrieving activity logs. The policy customization is also far easier and responsive. That being said, it does not provide a full-fledged firewall like Untangle NG (nor many of the other useful features from NG, such as simple-to-deploy VPN).
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Return on Investment
Fortinet
  • Fortiguard has been a great resource to improve developers engagement time in our company by restricting websites that consume entertainment time from developers.
  • Creates a more focused arena for users and hence has a high ROI.
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Securly
  • Securly has reduced our workload managing filters.
  • Securly makes it quick to respond to user audit requests.
  • Securly is quick to set up.
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