Securly vs. Alternatives

Keep your students safe, secure, and productive with Securly’s comprehensive platform of student safety, wellness, and engagement tools. From our cloud-based web filter designed for K-12 schools to teacher-friendly classroom management software to the most comprehensive student wellness tools for student support teams and school counselors, no other solution comes close to what the Securly platform has to offer.

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True cloud for all devices; no agents or appliance required
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i Requires software agents per managed device type and an appliance for unmanaged devices.
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i Does not offer a filter product.
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Filters all device types (Chromebooks, iPads, Macs, PCs)
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i Limited coverage for iOS devices.
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i GG does filtering and monitoring through either a chrome extension or cloud-based proxy
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Supports BYOD, guest network, and unmanaged devices
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i Requires an appliance to cover BYOD, guest network and unmanaged devices.
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i Limited DNS based filter coverage for BYOD, guest network and unmanaged devices.
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Seamless SSO
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i Coverage for Azure and Active directory is limited.
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Easy to set up
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i Individual agent deployments required for each platform.
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Scalable
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Unlimited data retention
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User-level reporting on iOS devices with no login requirements
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Automatically scans and categorizes new sites
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YouTube controls
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Time-based policies
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Can move organizational units (OUs) at the policy level
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Create custom groups for set periods of time
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Live activity feed and audit trail
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SSL decryption
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AI analysis and detection of nudity, bullying, self-harm/suicide, and violence
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i Relies heavily on keywords and human inspection, which can cause backlogs. Securly uses AI-based correlation and only involves humans for training, quality control, and notifications.
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Real-time notification of flagged activities
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Cross-platform and device support (Chromebooks, iPads, Mac, Windows, Google Drive, Office 365)
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i Flagged activity notifications only work on Chrome and require customers to set their own keywords.
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Scans email at a server level for signs of bullying, self-harm, and violence
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i Lightspeed only scans at a browser level rather than at server level, which can lead to coverage gaps on unmanaged devices.
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Scans Docs and comments for signs of bullying, self-harm, and violence
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Scans social media
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Nuanced analysis of student activity, including history
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Sentiment analysis and/or natural language processing (NLP) analysis
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Delegated alerts
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Nudity detection in Drive and email attachments
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Nudity quarantine and recall
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Automatic recall of threatening emails
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Video scanning
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i Coming soon.
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Chat scanning
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Confidence scores
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Wellness levels for each student
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Proactive wellness intervention
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Proactive bullying intervention
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Case management
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Human-assisted AI risk assessment
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i Does not offer human monitoring of flagged activities.
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i Does not offer human monitoring of flagged activities.
Analyst review prioritized by AI-assisted wellness levels
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24/7 coverage
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Highly trained student safety specialists
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Student privacy protocols
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i No clearly stated policy about how student privacy is protected.
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Parents/caregivers can set their own filtering rules for school devices when they are at home
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i Does not offer a parent/caregiver app
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i Does not offer a parent/caregiver app
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Parents/caregivers can see a live activity feed of their child’s school device
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Schools have full control over what parents/caregivers can and cannot do
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i Limited to reports and alerts, no parent filter options.
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Parents/caregivers able to “pause the internet” on school devices when they are at home
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Parents/caregivers receive notifications about flagged activities detected on their child’s school device
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i Beacon only allows for limited notifications to parents if a student is browsing self harm/suicide related content.
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Parents/caregivers receive a weekly email report
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Remotely push apps to devices by OU
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i Does not offer an MDM product
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Remotely revoke app access to devices by OU
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Windows support
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Locate lost or stolen Chromebooks
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Teachers can view individual students’ screens and monitor online activity
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Teachers can chat 1-on-1 with students
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Teachers can lock student devices to a website
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Teachers can lock student screens
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Teachers can see student browsing history
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Tab control
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Custom block lists
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Self serve sign-ins for school visitors
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i Does not offer a visitor management product
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Instant identity checks for on-campus visitors
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Guest badge printing
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Teachers can view individual students’ screens and monitor online activity
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i Does not offer an analytics product
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