GlassWire

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Network security and monitoring with built-in firewall

About GlassWire

GlassWire is a network monitoring and security platform that provides businesses with tools including real time network monitoring, a built-in firewall, internet security features, alerts, bandwidth usage monitoring, server monitoring, and more. It offers an Android app to allow users to monitor networks on-the-go using any internet-enabled Android device.

With the visual network monitoring tools within GlassWire, businesses can view past and present network activity and deep dive into which applications use the most bandwidth. All data is presented in easy-to-digest visual reports and graphs in order to help users better understand how the network is being used. Network usage can be tracked by a specific time, day, week, or month using the timeline view.

Businesses can use GlassWire to track which applications are communicating with the network, how much bandwidth is being used, which apps are sharing data, who is using a specific network or WiFi connection, and more. Alerts can be triggered to let users know when network changes occur or when threats are detected.


Key benefits of GlassWire

Easy to use network monitor and firewall with high quality graphics.


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Reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5
(66)
Value for Money
4.5/5
Features
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.6/5
Customer Support
4.5/5

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Kasun
Kasun
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  • Industry: Civil Engineering
  • Company size: 501–1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Network Monitoring Software

Reviewed on 2023/09/02

When it comes to network security Glasswire does a great job but it's not capable of controlling...

When it comes to network security Glasswire does a great job but it's not capable of controlling other activities like file security etc.

Pros

At once, I had a problem with unidentified network usage in my PC. My friend suggested this software and it was a great one. Glassware displays each and every network activity on your PC and the applications and processes which consumes data. And also it facilitate to stop any network activity with it's firewall.

Cons

When it comes to network security Glasswire does a great job but it's not capable of controlling other activities like file security etc. And also the notifications from Glasswire are sometimes disturbing.

Angelo
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  • Industry: Architecture & Planning
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The best firewall for non-experts and the remote technical team

Reviewed on 2022/08/15

Pros

We used to buy antivirus licenses that have a firewall as one of their features. But we didn't like it very much for our remote employees. Many times it was necessary to create unsigned connections with the application server, so it became cumbersome for the technical team. With Glasswire, we can give the remote employee a short training on how to manage and configure the firewall. And it's quite convenient, since we purchase personal use licenses for employee-owned workstations. We chose it mainly for its ease of use. Its performance and functionality makes it compare with solutions that integrate everything. At least in our experience, it's better if one app doesn't take care of everything, that allows us to decentralize until it hurts. Monitoring our windows server becomes easier when some novice has typed something he shouldn't

Cons

I wouldn't change anything. We leave that up to the developer. The tool does its job perfectly. I would only add one option, that it be multiplatform, we also want it in linux.

Walter
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  • Industry: International Trade & Development
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Utterly annoying

Reviewed on 2020/08/19

Bought it. Paid for it. Expected it to work properly. Liked the advertised features. HOWEVER,...

Bought it. Paid for it. Expected it to work properly. Liked the advertised features. HOWEVER, absolutely HATE the constant interruptions, pop-ups, computer slow-downs, and overall experience. Will be cancelling it momentarily (or whenever I get around to doing it). Software should be neither seen, nor heard from, if it is to be effective. Wives are for interruptions!!!!

Pros

I appreciate what GlassWire is "trying" to do, but this is not what it actually does. It does give "additional" information about the status of my computer and its workings, as well as its internet connectivity, but it does so at a very annoying expense.

Cons

I HATE, yes - absolutely hate the constant interruptions, pop-ups, non-interesting information and idiotic colors that are EXTREMELY annoying. I now remember why I had GlassWire before and why I eventually cancelled it. Software should be neither seen, heard, nor annoying in order to be effective. I HATE the products, and really don't care what it does. If it's doing its job, it should do it quietly, unobtrusively, and without interrupting my work (or pleasure). We already have too many interruptions in life.

Response from GlassWire

GlassWire's alerts are all optional and can be displayed any way you prefer, or not at all.

Just go to the top left GlassWire menu and choose "settings" then "security".

For the colors you don't like, we literally have 15 different color options from black and white, to dark themes, to more colorful. Just go to the top left menu and choose "themes".

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Photography
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

GlassWire for Internet User

Reviewed on 2020/05/23

Overall it is very useful user friendly software.I still use this software and this is a one of my...

Overall it is very useful user friendly software.I still use this software and this is a one of my favorite software in my software collection.Every time I formatted my computer this is a one software which I use to install first.It safe guarding my computer and give me the full detail of my internet usage.It help me to save my internet data bundle which offer my internet package.

Pros

GlassWire is a very useful firewall software which I found by accidentally.It was very good useful software more than I thought.It is very simple to use because it simply shows the internet using applications on my computer and I can block those from accessing my internet by just one click.It has very simple user interface so without any knowledge any one can easily operate this software. If any new application start to accessing the internet it immediately shows up a massage and I can quickly blacklist or block that application.So from that I can easily find out any malware or virus applications which can not find out by my virus guard.And also it shows me my data usage of application to application.From that I could able to disable unwanted applications which use internet and save data of my internet connection.By disabling those unwanted data using applications by GlassWire I was able to speed up my internet connection than previous.GlassWire is not a heavy application which not use lot of ram and processing power.So that Its not slow down my day to day works and serve me very well.I recommend this software to any one who has unwanted data using problems of applications.

Cons

This is very good software with well designed user interface.It was done every job which I was tell to do.But it did not able to stop down the windows auto update.That is the main issue I faced on using this software.When I use it first time it was not a payable software.Now it need to buy the software after the trial period.Lot of antivirus software supply the same usage of this application so I think buying those kind of antivirus software is much economical than buy this software.Those are the main drawbacks I saw in this software rather than it is very good software which must be in your software collection.

Yasiru
Yasiru
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Monitor Your Network Usage with Glasswire

Reviewed on 2021/03/24

Overall experience with Glasswire is really impressive. Due to Glasswire, I have managed to save a...

Overall experience with Glasswire is really impressive. Due to Glasswire, I have managed to save a significant amount of bandwidth usage from unwanted applications and processes.

Pros

Glasswire lets you monitor your network usage and present it with colourful and insightful charts and graphs. You can view the usage by dates, weeks, months and also have access to the usage history. Furthermore, it lets you see which applications are using the bandwidth and the amount of consumption. Whenever new application or process starts using the bandwidth you are notified with a notification from Glasswire.

Cons

The only issue I see with Glasswire is not being able to see which websites are using the bandwidth and the amount. It only shows particular web browser has used the bandwidth, not by a particular website.

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GlassWire FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for GlassWire.

GlassWire offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$35.88/year
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Not Available

Glasswire is available on a subscription basis starting at $2.99 per month. All the pricing options are listed below: Personal (1 license): $2.99/mo, paid annually. Duo (2 licenses): $4.18/mo (2.09 per license), paid annually. Family (5 licenses): $7.48/mo (1.49 per license), paid annually.

GlassWire has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

GlassWire supports the following languages:

English

GlassWire supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile)

GlassWire integrates with the following applications:

Windows 10

GlassWire offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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