BrowseControl

RATING:

4.71

(48)

About BrowseControl

BrowseControl is an internet control software that is used for restricting internet access and helps enforce web policies across a chosen network on a user or computer basis. It caters to all industries and is very efficient at managing a company’s internet access. The software has a centralized console that allows users to disable or enable a system’s internet access instantly. BrowseControl covers more than 100 URL categories that allow administrators to easily block any objectionable web pages or content using a diverse range of restriction categories. Apart from this, the software is also capable of blocking things like video games, web-chats and other time wasting software to eliminate all distractions from the applications . Features on the browse control das...

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BrowseControl Pricing

Discounts available for volume, prepurchasing multiple years, MSPs/Resellers, and education/non-profits. Payment Methods Accepted: Credit Card PayPal Wire Transfer Purchase Order Currencies Accepted: United States Dollars (USD) Canadian Dollars (CAD) Australian Dollars (AUD) Pound Sterling (GBP) Euros (EUR) Indian rupees (INR) All currencies will be charged based on the equivalent cost in USD

Starting price: 

$3.99 per month

Free trial: 

Available

Free version: 

Not Available

BrowseControl's web console allows you to manage your internet restrictions of your entire workforce from the convenience of a web browser. Easily restrict the web console to LAN only or enable remote access.
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BrowseControl Reviews

Overall Rating

4.71

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4.5

Customer Support

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Showing 1 - 5 of 49 reviews

User Profile

Karen

Verified reviewer

Company size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Construction

Time used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra 

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

June 2022

Network control and security.

We can prevent access to various software and web pages from the office Internet by using browsing control. It enables you to block specific URLs for security reasons.

Pros

It is a complete tool for all network control tasks, security and device usage in the organization. It is easy to update and import settings from one user to a new user. It can be programmed to allow or deny Internet access at various times and devices.

Cons

The management software is a bit slow at times.

Response from CurrentWare

Thank you for your review, Karen! Great to hear that proliferating security policies between user groups has been easy. We're always looking for ways to improve our products; keep an eye out for client connectivity enhancements in future releases!

Replied June 2022

Javier

Company size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Telecommunications

Time used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra 

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

3

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

4

January 2023

A Comprehensive and Feature-Rich Web Filtering Solution

Overall, BrowseControl is an excellent web filtering solution for businesses of all sizes. It offers a wide range of features that make it easy to configure and manage the system. However, the cost may be prohibitive for smaller organizations with limited budgets.

Pros

BrowseControl is an excellent web filtering solution that provides a comprehensive range of features to help businesses keep their networks secure. It has an intuitive user interface that makes it easy to set up and manage the product. The filtering rules are highly intuitive and customizable, making it easy to configure the system to meet the specific needs of the organization. Furthermore, the reporting and analytics features provide invaluable insight into user browsing activity, making it easy to monitor and enforce web usage policies.

Cons

The main downside of BrowseControl is its cost. While the product is fairly priced for the features it offers, it may be too expensive for smaller businesses with limited budgets. Additionally, some of the features are a bit tricky to configure, so it may be beneficial to have a dedicated IT team to manage the system.

Reasons for switching to BrowseControl

BrowseControl stands out from its competitors with its comprehensive range of features, intuitive user interface, and customizable filtering rules. Additionally, it has powerful reporting and analytics capabilities to help businesses monitor user browsing activity. Furthermore, BrowseControl is easy to deploy and manage, making it a great choice for organizations of all sizes.

Ethan

Company size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra 

EASE OF USE

3

FUNCTIONALITY

5

March 2022

Works Well, Great Support

The system works very well. Features like being able to provide a custom block screen are great. Being able to rename the system from the actual PC name helps to better identify the system in the admin interface. You can create a custom installer for client systems. It's easy to update the client settings, and to import settings from an existing client to a new one.

Pros

The software is easy to distribute to client systems.

Cons

The administrative software can be slow and a little bit cumbersome. The list of systems is missing a search or an easy way to filter the full list of installed systems. This may have changed with the newer web based interface.

Reasons for switching to BrowseControl

Price was a large part of making the switch. BrowseControl is very reasonably priced. The software works for its intended purpose. The staff is very responsive and friendly.

Response from CurrentWare

Thank you for your review, Ethan! I'm happy to report that the new web console includes a PC/User search function to make management easier. Feel free to check out the live demo to see the search function in action: https://www.currentware.com/demo/

Replied March 2022

Thelma

Company size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Financial Services

Time used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra 

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

November 2022

The Best Solution For observing professionalism at work

Browsecontrol has been a superb software to prevent unprofessional conduct while at work while improving productivity. the experience was great, I highly recommend browsecontrol.

Pros

Its ability to block access to porn sites and other high risk websites like tor while you are on the company's network. This goes a long way in improving productivity and concentration of staff. We also maintaining professionalism at work, the way it was meant to be.If users try to access the high risk websites they are redirected to the policy page explaining why the activity was blocked.

Cons

I think Browsecontrol is essential to our organization despite the strict policies.

Response from CurrentWare

Thank you for your review, Thelma!

Replied December 2022

Jude

Company size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra 

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

August 2019

Very Glad We Found BrowseControl

Since going live with BrowseControl, the number of requests that have come in about the "blocking" software not working has decreased dramatically. Before, it was almost a daily issue, and now it happens every now and then. This is fixed by restarting the Client Service.

Pros

BrowseControl is very simple to setup, and it is very easy to install on the client's computer. Also, the ongoing administration of the devices is easy to maintain.

Cons

The password keeps getting reset to the default value on our client's computers. This is a little concerning overall, but this is not a threat with our current client base.

Reasons for switching to BrowseControl

WebTitan kept blocking our client's computers due to the fact that it could not remote update when the local IP address changed. This occurred despite the fact that they market the product as being able to do so.

Response from CurrentWare

Hey Jude, Thanks for the great feedback! We appreciate it. Regards, The CurrentWare Team

Replied August 2019

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