Securly Filter vs. Smoothwall SWG

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Securly Filter
Score 8.3 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
Smoothwall SWG
Score 7.0 out of 10
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Smoothwall SWG is the web security gateway and content filtering from UK company Smoothwall.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Securly FilterSmoothwall SWG
Free Trial
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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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Best Alternatives
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Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
Quantum Firewalls and Security Gateways
Quantum Firewalls and Security Gateways
Score 9.2 out of 10
Quantum Firewalls and Security Gateways
Quantum Firewalls and Security Gateways
Score 9.2 out of 10
Enterprises
Quantum Firewalls and Security Gateways
Quantum Firewalls and Security Gateways
Score 9.2 out of 10
Skyhigh Secure Web Gateway
Skyhigh Secure Web Gateway
Score 6.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
Securly FilterSmoothwall SWG
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(4 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
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Support Rating
8.2
(1 ratings)
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User Testimonials
Securly FilterSmoothwall SWG
Likelihood to Recommend
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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Smoothwall
Smoothwall SWG is very suitable in companies where there is a lot of staff and power to distribute the bandwidth by areas and give priority to the staff that requires better service. It's also well suited for business that require protection of their data and services as it is constantly monitoring the network and does not let them enter dangerous sites.
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Pros
Securly
  • Blocks objectionable content
  • Customized profile management by OU.
  • Logging
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Smoothwall
  • Real-time IP filtering is very favorable. That helps limit and restrict prohibited content.
  • Elaboration of personalized reports of the activities or pages that users visit to make new blocking rules to the pages most visited by users that may damage the functioning of the servers.
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Cons
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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Smoothwall
  • It is necessary for them to have more material or a community that can help expand knowledge about this software so users can use 100% of their tools.
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Likelihood to Renew
Securly
Love, Love, Love this product!!
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Smoothwall
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Support Rating
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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Smoothwall
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Alternatives Considered
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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Smoothwall
Smoothwall SWG has many tools similar to pfSense but in my opinion I like the graphical environment of smoothwall swg more. It is more didactic and simple to use for new users. Also pfSense lacks the tools for monitoring in real time and the elaboration of reports that helps to perform statistics on sites visited.
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Return on Investment
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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Smoothwall
  • This software helps a lot and is very economical, since it is free and it can be installed in equipment with low performance. That is of importance to companies with little budget or who are just starting out in the market.
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ScreenShots

Securly Filter Screenshots

Screenshot of ReportingScreenshot of AuditorScreenshot of DashboardScreenshot of ActivitiesScreenshot of Staff GroupsScreenshot of Parent Settings