Flashstart

RATING:

4.8

(73)

About Flashstart

Flashstart is an internet filtering service that assists businesses with DNS-based content or URL filtering, malware protection, and internet usage reporting. Businesses can utilize geoblocking capability to restrict user access across countries and prevent ransomware and other threats from entering the network. Administrators can implement filtering policies based on users, groups and internal workstations, block botnet, phishing or malware attacks and manage clients in isolation on a multi-tenant dashboard. Professionals can set up automated malware mitigation by allowing or blocking social networks, search engines, news, ads and other macro-categories. Flashstart provides an API, which allows businesses to integrate Flashstart with third-party applications such a...

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Flashstart Pricing

Innovative price models by industry:ISP, MSP, Schools,Hotels, Bus and more

Starting price: 

$10.00 per year

Free trial: 

Available

Free version: 

Not Available

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Flashstart Reviews

Overall Rating

4.8

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

5

Customer Support

5

Value for money

5

Functionality

4.5

Most Helpful Reviews for Flashstart

1 - 5 of 73 Reviews

Tiziano

Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed March 2020

Agile Solution with full functionality

We use the product mainly to protect the internet browsing of users who use our Hot-Spot system. In some cases it has been implemented in companies. It is also very suitable for schools.

PROS

It is a product that we have been dealing with for some years and we appreciate its immediacy. it is simple to configure and has a very intuitive management console. The web-filtering functions are complete and we have never experienced any problems.

CONS

Over the years the price list has undergone some changes. Although this did not imply any increases, management had its complications.

Reason for choosing Flashstart

Flashstart is more suitable for the solutions we offer and has a better quality / price ratio

Davide

Computer & Network Security, 11-50 employees

Used more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed March 2020

Very satisfied!

PROS

FlashStart combines an extremely simple and intuitive management and configuration with high efficiency, thanks to the quality of the lists provided; filtering of results on Google and Bing searches and the presence of anti-malware blacklists is also highly appreciated. Definitely a very useful tool for filtering content at company level, highly recommended in environments with the presence of minors. In our company we known Flashstart for several years now and we have developed a very easy to use integration that allows you to use their filters with our UTM firewall (NethSecurity) just with one clic.

CONS

Until now there were limitations on being able to use different navigation profiles, but recently the possibility of managing multiple profiles with the Pro + mode has come out, so these limitations have also disappeared.

Raman

Information Technology and Services, 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

3

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed December 2022

Excellent solution but costly

New to flash start, just starting. I like the features but priced higher than other options available in market.

PROS

Features and options available, fine level of control

CONS

The options I wanted are well designed and satisfactory.

Reason for choosing Flashstart

Not decided yet. Testing.

Marco

Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed March 2020

FreshSales, a good choice

I had the need to activate an immediate protection plan and the FlashStart solution appeared one of the best and sold to an excellent price / performance ratio, therefore I tried the Service and then I confirmed it due to fact that I was satisfied and got what I expected

PROS

What I did like is the activation timing which is "in minutes". On top of that I did also like the Customer Service which is professional and accurate

CONS

At the moment I cannot mention anything least... and I hope to continue like this.

Lucio

Computer Hardware, 2-10 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed March 2020

Good protection

many attacks from unnecessary geographic areas have been eliminated thus making corporate security much faster and safer

PROS

it is an excellent product for corporate protection. simple and effective for small, medium and large companies, it can be set up in no time and requires no maintenance

CONS

the only problem is the more complex configuration for small professional solutions or small companies with dynamic IP