Average Ratings

8 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 3.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web

Vendor Details

  • Great Bay Software
  • greatbaysoftware.com/
  • United States

About Beacon

Great Bay Software is helping organizations gain back complete control over their corporate networks. Our technology, the Beacon product suite, solves the lack of endpoint visibility and control that keeps enterprises from fully securing their corporate network. We can help you with: Asset discovery and management, Identity monitoring and threat avoidance, Incident response, Regulatory compliance, Network capacity planning and Device authentication.


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Beacon Features

  • Anti Spam
  • Anti Virus
  • Audit Trail
  • Compliance Management
  • Database Security Audit
  • File Access Control
  • Financial Data Protection
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Security Event Log
  • Virus Definition Update
  • Vulnerability Protection

Beacon Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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Terrible - Wiped Out Hours Of My Work

Aug 02, 2018
1/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Generally easy to use, nice drag and drop functionality. End product looks good - IF you can get that far.

Cons: 2 days running Beacon wiped all of my work on one of my projects.

I was saving every few minutes and when I went into my ebook the next day none of the previous days updates were there.

I spent over 6 hours on a Saturday (when I should really have been playing with my kids) making updates and completed the ebook. I was literally saving my project every minute.

I then went back into the ebook and none of that day's updates had saved. A whole days work gone.

I contacted Beacon and they could not help, other than give me a refund for my most recent payment.I replied to this and 2 days later they still haven't even bothered to read my message.

It's now impossible for me to use Beacon, as even if I save my work regularly there is a strong chance that it will wipe out my work. I will have to use Designrr, which is not as user friendly but at least doesn't delete everything for no reason.

Overall: When it worked, I got good quality lead magnets. Unfortunately it no longer works.

Got this as a lifetime membership deal and it's okay...

Nov 08, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not
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Pros: It integrates with hubspot, which is great because you can select from your published blogs to generate an ebook. There are a couple of great templates but it doesn't take long to exhaust their usage.

Cons: I got this in hopes that it would be a timesaver for repurposing blog content into instant ebooks. Since I have a graphic design background and am accustomed to the powerful design capabilities of Adobe products, I find this tool to be crippling. The auto generated formatting is often wonky and it can very very time consuming to fix!

Great value for lifetime membership

Dec 08, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: -Quick
-Easy
-A number of nice templates to choose from
-Update to be able to create your own templates

Cons: -Must stay within the pre-defined layouts for the most part
-If you are used to designing in In Design or elsewhere, you may be frustrated by not being able to tweak the designs further

Overall: This is a great tool for quickly making eye catching e-books and PDF's of content you have on hand. As someone with a designer background, it is not overly powerful, but it is a very quick and easy way to get content into an ebook for lead magnets or sharing how to's or any other digital downloads you'd like to provide.

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Beacon has been pretty helpful in helping me to create Beacon has been pretty helpful

Mar 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like that it is pretty simple to create a lead magnet. I'm looking forward to trying out the new features as I think that was one of the weak points.

Cons: The templates available are very plain and that is a bit of a turn-off. It's hard to be creative with the current platform so I'm excited to see the changes.

Awesome idea for content repurposing without needing design resources

Dec 26, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It's super easy to simply pull up your URL and it automatically brings in all images and text right into the content piece you want to create.

Cons: Managing and editing the content within is not easy. It clumps everything into one page but then splitting them up and styling is time consuming.

There's also not a lot of templates available.

Super Time Saver

May 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I love that you can make a custom branded template. It makes developing a series of lead magnets. There was an issue with the template development and I reached out to customer service. I got incredible support from the team.

Cons: There aren't any cons I can find so far. I have had no issues that weren't easily resolved, and create quality products in a fraction of the time... and save money on graphic design and formatting at the same time.

Easy and fast creation of ebook freebies

Mar 07, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It's super fast to create a simple checklist or ebook. Beacon offers various templates and the option to convert blog posts to ebooks but I use it most often to create freebies from the ground up.

Cons: There are little options to edit the templates. For example its hard to add a copyright footer or different sections to the pages.

Amazing, easy-to-use and fantastic customer service

Nov 11, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use, high quality end result. Constantly adding more features.

Overall: We're a dental and vision insurance company with a relatively small marketing team. We began using Beacon a few months ago for lead magnets, like ebooks and checklists, and have been so impressed. Not only is it easy and fast, it is an INSANELY awesome value. When I have a customer service question, the CEO himself has chatted me back. I recommend this to anyone.