This article provides an overview of the three Securly solutions. Our Best Practices Guide will help you make sure you are getting the most out of our product. If you plan to implement more than one solution, it is recommended that you contact a Securly Sales Engineer.
Chrome OS Extension: Extension Based Filtering
This is the Securly extension that you deploy from your Google Admin control panel. This can be deployed per user OU. It can usually work with your current appliance-based filtering solution. If you are using another vendor’s filtering extension or application, we recommend that it be disabled or removed. Double filtering is not supported. This solution does not require the Securly Certificate to be installed, but it is required if you plan to use DNS filtering on the same network. To learn more, click here.
Securly DNS: Selective Proxy Filtering
This is a catch-all filtering solution. It uses DNS as a selective proxy to intercept traffic. This will work for all devices in the network. DNS filtering will not work with any other vendor’s filtering. "Double Filtering" is not a supported configuration. We recommend that you install the Securly certificate for Man in the Middle decryption. To start a trial, click here.
SmartPAC: Global Proxy Filtering
This is a SmartPAC for use on macOS, iOS, Windows, and Chrome devices on and off-site. If the device is not going off-site, a DNS solution is recommended. This is a customized file made just for your school. It is hosted on Securly servers and you will be given a URL for your school's file. SmartPAC filtering will not work with other vendors filtering. "Double Filtering" is not a supported configuration. For the best browsing experience, we recommend that you install the Securly certificate for Man in the Middle decryption. To learn more about how SmartPac works, click here.