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Securly Filter

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What is Securly Filter?

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…

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Advanced Filtering Technology: Many users have praised Securly Filter for its advanced filtering technology, which allows school …
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A Solid DNS Filter

8 out of 10
January 18, 2023
Incentivized
We use Securly Filter in our K-8 educational institutions to keep students safe online from both active and passive online threats. Part …
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What is Securly Filter?

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…

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Product Details

What is Securly Filter?

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 students safe, parents in the loop, and school costs down. Its AI alerts parents and counselors to instances of cyberbullying or even self-harm to save lives.

Securly was founded by two network security veterans with a combined 20+ years of security experience, and boasts 1000 school districts and more than 2M students and staff throughout the world as users.

Securly Filter Features

  • Supported: 100% Cloud-Based Solution for any Device and Browser
  • Supported: Real-Time Reporting and Push Notifications for Parents
  • Supported: Zero-Touch Authentication
  • Supported: Turn-Key SSL Decryption
  • Supported: Easily manage staff reporting and alert access

Securly Filter Screenshots

Screenshot of ReportingScreenshot of AuditorScreenshot of DashboardScreenshot of ActivitiesScreenshot of Staff GroupsScreenshot of Parent SettingsScreenshot of Policy EditorScreenshot of Auditor

Securly Filter Videos

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Securly Filter Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android, Mobile Web
Supported CountriesGlobal
Supported LanguagesEnglish, Spanish, French
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Reviews and Ratings

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Advanced Filtering Technology: Many users have praised Securly Filter for its advanced filtering technology, which allows school administrators to customize and control access to online content. This feature has been mentioned by several reviewers as one of the standout features of the product.

Real-Time Monitoring: Reviewers have expressed appreciation for Securly's real-time monitoring capabilities. The ability to receive alerts when students are engaging in potentially harmful behavior online, such as cyberbullying or self-harm, has been highlighted by a number of users. This feature helps address online safety concerns prevalent in today's digital world.

Easy-to-Use Interface: Several reviewers have found Securly Filter to be super easy to use and user-friendly. They appreciated the simplicity of Securly's controls and easy-to-read reports. The delegation of filtering and the ability to set up different policies for different organizational units in Google were also mentioned as positive aspects by multiple users.

Connectivity Issues: Some users have experienced connectivity issues and devices being out of sync while using Securly.

Filtering Limitations: Occasionally, the filter blocks content that users want students to access. Some reviewers have also mentioned that certain searches were not caught by the filter, raising concerns about students being able to approve their own site allow.

Limited Reporting Features: Some users expressed a desire for more detailed tracking and reporting features in Securly. They would like to see the ability to track the duration of time spent on a site and what was clicked on, as well as create more customized reports.

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Reviews

(1-4 of 4)
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January 18, 2023

A Solid DNS Filter

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use Securly Filter in our K-8 educational institutions to keep students safe online from both active and passive online threats. Part of the challenge is ensuring a safe online experience for students using school-issued Chromebooks - both on AND off-campus. This is accomplished by an easy one-click install certificate. Securly Filter is therefore able to filter both on campus and off-campus, using Securly Filter DNS servers.We are easily able to set different keyword/category blocks and whitelists for both students, staff, and the administration using Securly Filter Google Classroom LDAP integration. By assigning different policies to different OUs, we can ensure each of our clients has the necessary access to online materials, while ensuring a baseline security policy. Securly Filter historical browsing logs have also proven useful in cases where a teacher or administrator has needed to review student online activities.
  • Blocks objectionable content
  • Customized profile management by OU.
  • Logging
  • Occasional issues with SSL conflicts
  • Our smartboards do not function unless placed on guest (open) filtering.
  • Better stability on Chrome OS
Securly Filter is well-suited to educational environments with heavily customized internet filtering policies for multiple parties. For example, it may be desirable for teachers to have access to streaming sites such as Youtube. A policy can specify blanket access to sites or Securly Filter allows for temporary whitelisting (logged by the system). It is exceptional for compliance due to its extensive activity logging features. We have been asked on multiple occasions to provide browsing history logs for students in disciplinary proceedings. We have also received requests to monitor for online bullying, for which Securly Filter features some basic out of the box features. It is also reasonably priced and therefore financially suited to many smaller public or private schools.
  • Blocking objectionable content
  • Uptime/Speed
  • Policy customization
  • An increase in client loyalty due to our ability to offer exceptional products for critical needs.
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).
Kevin Ray | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We have Securly Filter for our whole organization. We are an independent preK-12 school that has iPads in all classrooms K-5, and 1 to 1 in 6-12. Securly really does a wonderful job filtering content on the internet and keeping us inline with COPA conformity!
  • For education, it is setup for blocking the right type of sites, we do not want students on, right out of the "box".
  • The management is easily integrated with Google for Education users.
  • You do not have to have an Active Directory to use Securly effectively!!
  • If you have mobile devices 1 to 1, this is your best filter period!!
  • Really nothing comes to mind. Everything about this product I love!!
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.
  • No work around or internet proxy filter bypassing.
  • Students have no ability to remove the filter from device
  • It gives us insight into the things students are searching for in search engines and alerts us to things that are not appropriate.
  • It just works with limited management input!!
Securly [Filter] is designed with Education in mind and the other products I have used are not that way. I had to block porn and adult content on all other setups. Securly has those blocked from the start. Education web-sites are complex and and Securly handles that with ease!
3
Technology, Guidance
2
Both work in IT office, no special skills required just getting comfortable in the UI
  • Content filtering
  • Inappropriate searches on search engines
  • Ability to flag and send alert from a keyword search
  • none come to mind
  • idk
Love, Love, Love this product!!
Yes
Barracuda Web Filter. It was not very effective in filtering iPads.
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
Designed with Education in mind and the way t works with iPads were driving factors for us!!
not change anything!
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We've deployed Securly Filter at dozens of schools using Chromebooks and iPads, and especially with the take-home use of devices over the last year, it has made off-site filtering much easier, and certainly more secure and controllable for school staff. It also helps track down students getting into trouble with school equipment.
  • Easy management of blocked sites.
  • Not easily bypassed on Managed devices.
  • Excellent reporting of web activity.
  • Delegated management is sometimes difficult to get working, requiring undocumented changes.
  • Pricing has gone up for Chrome devices.
  • Syncing is a manual process.
Securly Filter works great in schools with Managed devices, especially if you have a one to one take home program. If you don't have Managed devices, it's possible to work around or disable. If you're not in a school environment, it will still work, but it doesn't seem to be designed with work environments in mind.
  • Easy to use filtering.
  • Easy setup.
  • Solid reporting.
  • Securly has reduced our workload managing filters.
  • Securly makes it quick to respond to user audit requests.
  • Securly is quick to set up.
Securly has a huge advantage over network filters when dealing with the past year of at home learning and take home device programs. It works as well as other device based filters, and it's an exceptionally good deal if you were able to lock in reduced pricing from previous years.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use Securly to help protect our students and comply with CIPA. We use this across our whole organization and it has allowed us to get away from the physical internet filtering appliances. This has not only saved us from energy consumption but has removed a potential break-point by removing the extra hoop in the network topology.
  • No physical appliance required.
  • Simple deployment for Chrome Books.
  • Simple Windows deployment by forwarding external DNS and pushing certificates via GPO.
  • URL lookup tool not available.
  • Would be nice to have a scheduling feature to change filtering policies/profiles based on time.
Awesome for the education environment, which this was designed for.
  • Fulfills CIPA compliance for K-12
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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