GlassWire software


13 reviews(5.0/5)
13 reviews(5.0/5)

GlassWire is a network monitoring and security solution with a built-in firewall. It provides features such as internet security, bandwidth usage monitoring, remote server monitoring and internet privacy protection.

The network monitoring module allows administrators to monitor current and past network activity by traffic type, application and user’s geographic, all of which are displayed in graphs. Administrators can click the graph to see application details or network events, such as spikes in network activity.

GlassWire monitors threats, network system file changes, application changes, ARP spoofing, DNS changes and alerts administrators to various problems. The firewall reveals network activities so that administrators can see what current and past servers their computer is communicating with and can block potential threats. GlassWire’s usage tab lets users check how much bandwidth is being used to help maintain hosting limits.

Pricing is per license. Support is offered through an online knowledge base.

Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic)

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  • Matt from Mara Technologies Inc.

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    September 2018

    A beautiful interface for something generally so boring.

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    I've been using GlassWire on Windows for a while and recently ventured into using it on Android as well. The only downside to the android application is that it has to keep a notification open and active in order to run in the background, and I'm not generally a fan of taking up that kind of screen real estate permanently.

    Pros

    GlassWire looks fantastic, it's easily the best looking firewall software that I've used. It's very easy to use and understand, and the features it provides are incredibly useful. Who knew the firewall could be this good?

    Cons

    Really the only thing that I am not a fan of is that the software is subscription based, though I can understand why they price it that way.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Jahswill from Self employed

    Specialty: Retail

    Number of employees: 1 employee

    July 2018

    Easy way to monitor traffic

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    Pros

    I found it easier to monitor traffic and keep track of what programs am running via this software. And the graphs make it quite easy to understand.

    Cons

    Its memory usage on device is pretty huge. Apart from that, its a very good one and I recommended it to a business associate

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
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  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    May 2018

    A great simple firewall

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    Pros

    This does a great job of blocking traffic and presenting all the traffic on a nice clean UI . Everything is easy to access and learn how to use.

    Cons

    Not really a huge fan of the tiered software options but I understand it. I would rather just pay for a pro version and get all the features but it is most accessible to others at the different price points.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Tony from Images for Industry Ltd

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    April 2018

    I am a big fan of this software! It is easy to use and gives fine control of connection and firewall

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    It gives a greater understanding of what is going on in my digital life! What's not to like about that!

    Pros

    This software makes it easy to understand what is happening regarding software connecting, file transfers and bandwidth usage. It's visually stunning and appealing to use. I would not be without it. I usually run with ask to connect, which is great when limited to using a mobile connection.

    Cons

    There's not really anything bad to say about it. If you find something amiss customer service get back very fast to resolve issues. In my case they went the extra mile to resolve an issue that was really outside the scope. But they got it done.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    March 2018

    simple network security

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    Pros

    I have been more than happy with the software and it's detailed network analytic. The very instant a program accesses my network I get a notification which is great. I can also block said program from my network right from GlassWire's built in Firewall.

    Cons

    It is a little heavy on memory, Within the program you will be able to detect and/or identify suspicious activity, unfortunately you do not have the option of eliminate the threat ant stop it but not eliminate it.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    March 2018

    Control your network!

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    Pros

    I use GlassWire to keep my network under control, it allows me to see any new activity that may be suspect, it keeps track of my usage.

    Cons

    In previous versions I could block any app on the firewall of GlassWire, but lately I noticed that this option is not available anymore and it requires an upgrade. This is a set back for the free version.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    March 2018

    keep an eye on your network activity

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    Pros

    The detailed activity graph is also very useful to see how much data is being used across the network and it shows how much data all open apps are using through GlassWire's Usage tab.

    Cons

    It is a little heavy on memory, Within the program you will be able to detect and/or identify suspicious activity, unfortunately you do not have the option of eliminate the threat ant stop it but not eliminate it.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    February 2018

    Nice

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    Pros

    Since I discovered GlassWire I didn't stop using it, it gives me all the informations I need about my network, devices, software connections... I can block them and see my monthly usage, the application is very well made and updates are quick.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Nathan from Hallmark Baptist Church

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    December 2017

    A great tool with an actually usable UI

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    Pros

    This is an app that does what it says it will do, for free. And the UI doesn't look like it belongs on Windows 95 like many other free apps in this space do.
    Great tool for quick analytics into your network.

    Cons

    On Windows, there is a process that is running in the background even after you close the app. I'm sure there's a good reason, but I always close it.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Allan from Heartsare

    Number of employees: 1 employee

    June 2017

    This is the best software for specific uses that I have ever come across. I use it constantly, daily

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    My internet data usage has been extremely excessive - impossibly excessive - and I searched for software that would enable me to keep track of my internet usage and found Glasswire. To my absolute amazement, Glasswire not only does what I sought but does so much more and I continue to discover new useful aspects about it. It is in constant use on my computer, every day. When I say 'wow', I mean it.

    Pros

    This software puts you in control of computer internet data usage and provides you with very detailed, ongoing information.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Jonathan from N/A

    January 2017

    Very Useful Product

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    Value for Money

    The ability to stop software from connecting to the internet and the ability to watch for spikes in data usage from my computer is very useful.

    Pros

    Ability to block software from connecting to the internet is very nice. The notifications you get each time a software has a new version number and is trying to connect to the internet is wonderful. Also the well designed interface is a joy to use.

    Cons

    No cons, I'm just really pleased with the software.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Ben from BT

    January 2017

    Nifty little tool, low overhead and lots of info!

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    Found this through a tech podcast (tekthing I believe) and have been using it ever since to EASILY block and manage connections to and from my PC to the rest of the network/internet. Sure there are other programs out there that do the same thing for free, but this looks and feels like a well polished program that makes it easy to do!

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Rich from retired

    Number of employees: 10,000+ employees

    January 2017

    Excellent Network Management Tool

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    With a background in telecommunications software development and technical customer support, I needed help in monitoring and managing my multilayered home network. Glasswire provides not only connection info, but firewall assistance, data usage and alerts related to resources on my PC(s). I'm able to monitor and control Glasswire functions not only on my own device, but on all Windows devices in any given subnet. If I change subnet, I can work with a different device set. While the interface is graphic and easy to see, I can plunge down step by step to detailed connection info for each device and running application. Support via the Glasswire Forum is very fast and very helpful. Upgrades and new development are constant and are provided as part of the one time cost. There are no comparable tools at this usability level -- price/performance is outstanding. Highly recommended.

    Pros

    Functionality and support

    Cons

    I would like support for Android and individual router monitoring/management. Android is anticipated, router is a completely different level of product. Better documentation is needed.

    Review Source: Capterra
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