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Product Details

Restrict inappropriate surfing and enforce enterprise wide Internet usage policies.

Contact Details

CurrentWare

http://www.currentware.com

Founded in 2000

Located in Canada

Starting Price

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Free Trial

Platform

  • Installed - Mac
  • Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Installed - Windows
  • Mobile - iOS Native
  • Mobile - Android Native

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation

Support

  • Business Hours
  • Online

BrowseControl Features

Bandwidth Monitoring
Baseline Manager
Dashboard
IP Address Monitoring
Internet Usage Monitoring
Network Diagnosis
Network Resource Management
SLA Monitoring
Server Monitoring
Uptime Monitoring
Web Traffic Reporting

BrowseControl Reviews

Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Service
4.5/5

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Ken W.
IT Manager
Recreational Facilities and Services, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 27, 2019

“Great software and support”

OverallWe have used other web filtering and block programs before and CurrentWare has been the best for us and at a great price. Some of our workstations work via VPN and once the agent is installed it still does what we want.
ProsThe software actually does what was advertised and the support is great same day! We were able to have the software up and running on the same day with no issues or even a call/email to their support. We are able to have the control over web access on either the hardware level or user level. We chose user level since our users move from workstation to workstation. Plus we are able to create user groups that define a level of access and move the users between them as needed.
ConsThe only Con that comes to mind is sometime while upgrading the license needs to be reapplied. Not a big issue but only con I have.

Vendor Response

By CurrentWare on August 28, 2019
Hey Ken, Thanks for the great review! Regards, The CurrentWare Team
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 27, 2019
Jude M.
CEO
Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 14, 2019

“Very Glad We Found BrowseControl”

OverallSince 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.
ProsBrowseControl 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.
ConsThe 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.

Vendor Response

By CurrentWare on August 16, 2019
Hey Jude, Thanks for the great feedback! We appreciate it. Regards, The CurrentWare Team
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 14, 2019
Luis U.
IT Manager
Luxury Goods & Jewelry, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 30, 2019

“BrowseControl”

OverallThat's the one the company owns. We use to used a GFI blocker app which never worked properly. The policies were terrible to set at that moment. Furthermore, the annual fee was increased dramatically.
ProsAfter a trial and some Help desk support calls, I learned how to use it. What I like most is the simplicity of its configuration.
ConsWhen an update comes or is installed, some times is a bit messy the way to recover the new license and those stuff, in terms of time I'm speaking. Also, the Remote Client Install has never work in my case.

Vendor Response

By CurrentWare on July 31, 2019
Hi Luis, Thanks very much for the positive note about BrowseControl. Our team is always working on trying to improve the upgrade process so we appreciate the feedback! Regards, The Currentware Team
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 30, 2019
Nicholas S.
IT Service Desk Supervisor
Hospital & Health Care, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 20, 2019

“Easy to Setup and Administer”

OverallI've been very happy with the product. We bought it and deployed it and it worked as described from day one. We've had no issues.
ProsI like that once the software is setup and deployed, the mainlining and updating of the product is self contained. I don't have to worry about creating new update packages or configurations. The product works like its supposed to.
ConsThere can be slowness in the product when running the management console on a client machine, but thats not a unique problem to this product either.

Vendor Response

By CurrentWare on August 21, 2019
Hey Nicholas, Thanks for the great 5 star review, our team really appreciates it. Regards, The CurrentWare Team
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 20, 2019
Gerard B.
Office manager
Medical Practice, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 29, 2019

“Amazingly easy setup with great support”

OverallIt allows my workers to use the internet and make money for the practice without distraction/temptation to use personal websites/email/shopping.
ProsThe support and ease of setup. As a "novice" I was able to set up with help from support in about an hour. Previous software took forever and didn't work as advertised. This software worked right out of the box.
ConsNo cons to speak of, I have zero complaints about the software

Vendor Response

By CurrentWare on July 30, 2019
Hi Gerald, Great to hear that BrowseControl meets your needs! We pride ourselves on our simple setup & support so we're excited to hear that you had a great experience. Regards, The Currentware Team
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 29, 2019
Dan A.
IT Technician
Government Administration, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 31, 2019

“Great software to lock down users access.”

ProsEasy to use and deploy, intuitive interface.
ConsI wish there was a way to have users request sites to be unlocked.

Vendor Response

By CurrentWare on August 1, 2019
Hi Dan, Thanks very much for the positive feedback! We appreciate the feedback on allowing users to request sites to be unblocked and will raise this with our product team. Regards, Neel
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 31, 2019
Scott S.
Sr Systems Engineer
Maritime, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 4, 2019

“Browse Control is a time saver!”

ProsThis software was easy to install and customize to our needs. Within minutes we had it up and running with a clear understanding of all the basic tools. Category Filtering is such a time saver and of course saving time is saving money!
ConsThe only con I have is not finding it sooner!

Vendor Response

By CurrentWare on September 10, 2019
Hey Scott, Thanks for the great feedback, our team appreciates it! Regards, The CurrentWare Team
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 4, 2019
Robert L.
Teacher/Computer Lab
Education Management, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 2, 2017

“Finally, a truly enterprise solution for Windows that filters internet and blocks apps.”

OverallIn a school computer lab setting, it is important to have granular control of student computers. Most solutions either break down or can be sideswiped or eluded. I find this suite of products to be very solid, easily deployable, and simple to manage.
ProsEase of use on account of its very robust admin console that allows for nuanced control of PCs and delivers excellent and useful reports (BrowseReporter). The software is not overly intrusive yet offers outstanding management control. Of the few issues that came up in the install, tech support was beyond outstanding.
ConsOne drawback: it only works on Windows machines. It also took me months of searching to find this solution after testing and rejecting products from other vendors.

Vendor Response

By CurrentWare on July 30, 2019
Hi Robert, We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review about Currentware BrwoseControl. Glad to hear that you find the admin console easy to use and that it's meeting your needs. Regards, The Currentware Team
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 2, 2017
Evan S.
Vessel IT Team Lead
Transportation/Trucking/Railroad, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 26, 2019

“Great Software for Whitelist only web filtering”

ProsThe console we host here will instantly update all agents on over 100 remote machines in seconds
ConsClient side to disable filtering can be a bit clunky, if you stop the currentware service, it will disable. Rebooting brings everything back up.

Vendor Response

By CurrentWare on August 27, 2019
Hi Evan, We appreciate your positive feedback about BrowseControl! Regards, The CurrentWare Team
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 26, 2019
Kai F.
Administrator
Capital Markets, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 20, 2019

“Good Application ”

ProsIt's easy to use. It does the job. I makes my job easier.
ConsNot too much that I would say I like the least about it

Vendor Response

By CurrentWare on August 21, 2019
Hi Kai, Thanks for the great feedback, we appreciate it! Regards, The CurrentWare Team
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 20, 2019
John S S.
Technology Consultant
Computer Networking, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 24, 2019

“Perfect for our needs”

OverallPrompt & great communications
ProsSimple to both Whitelist & Blacklist Websites; turn on & off, Restriction Controls
ConsNothing seriously, Slight issue with the uninstall password.

Vendor Response

By CurrentWare on July 30, 2019
Hey John, Thanks very much for the review on BrowseControl, we're glad you find the software simple to use. Regards, The Currentware Team
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 24, 2019
israel c.
IT manager
Education Management, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 12, 2019

“I am satisfied with the software”

OverallThe need to filter on the Internet regardless of the ISP
ProsCentral Management Interface. Simple installation,
ConsNot able to monitor blocked pages or apps

Vendor Response

By CurrentWare on August 13, 2019
Hi Israel, Thanks for the positive feedback, we appreciate it! Regards, The CurrentWare Team
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 12, 2019
Phil A.
Financial Advisor
Financial Services, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 28, 2019

“Not bad”

ProsGood reporting functionality that allows me access to staff traffic
ConsIf you're not IT minded it's a little hard to navigate

Vendor Response

By CurrentWare on August 29, 2019
Hey Phil, Thanks for the great review! We are glad you enjoy using BrowseControl at Byfields. Regards, The CurrentWare Team
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 28, 2019
Sai C.
Technical Specialist
Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Source: Capterra
November 26, 2012

“BrowseControl is the perfect Internet filtering solution in our office”

OverallI would recommend this software to people that needs an Internet filter software for small business. This software was very easy to deploy and works out of the box.
Pros- Blocks websites - Blocks application from running - Block certain file types from being downloaded - Easy setup and deployment
Cons- The UI can be improved - I didn't get a chance to contact support because I had no issue with the software.
Source: Capterra
November 26, 2012
Joshua H.
IT Manager
Marketing and Advertising, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
3/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 2, 2019

“Great Software”

ProsIt was easy to use and implement across the company.
ConsCould do with more features and a better looking interface.

Vendor Response

By CurrentWare on September 4, 2019
Hi Joshua, Thanks for the feedback. Our team is always looking to improve the product so appreciate your feedback! Regards, The CurrentWare Team
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 2, 2019