This article provides an overview of the three Securly solutions. The installation guides will help you deploy our solutions. The best practices guides will make sure you are getting the most out of our product. It is recommended that you contact a Securly Sales Engineer if you plan to implement more than one solution.
ChromeOS Extension: Extension Based Filtering
This is the Securly free extension that deploys from your Google Admin control panel. It is 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 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 the catch-all filtering solution. It uses DNS as a selective proxy to intercept traffic. This will work for all devices inside 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 for the best browsing experience. To start a free trial, click here.
SmartPac: Global Proxy Filtering
This is a SmartPac for use on macOS, iOS, Windows, and Chrome devices on and offsite. If the devices will not be going off-site the 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 an URL for your school's file. SmartPAC filtering will not work with other vendors filtering. "Double Filtering" is not a supported configuration. We recommend that you install the Securly certificate for Man in the Middle decryption for the best browsing experience. To learn more about how SmartPac works, click here.