GlassWire Features

GlassWire

Network security and monitoring with built-in firewall

4.71/5 (51 reviews)

GlassWire Feature Summary

  • Activity Monitoring
  • File Access Control
  • Financial Data Protection
  • Firewalls
  • Intrusion Detection System
  • Packet Analyzer
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Security Event Log
  • Threat Response
  • Vulnerability Protection

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API
Access Control
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API
Access Control
Activity Tracking
Alerts / Escalation
Anti Virus
Authentication
Automatic Notifications
Data Visualization
Monitoring
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Notifications
Reporting & Statistics
Risk Alerts
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User Management
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Visual Discovery
Vulnerability Scanning
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18,163 reviews

GlassWire Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about GlassWire's features:

Anonymous
(Higher Education company, 1001-5000 employees)

GlassWire as a network monitoring software

2019-10-27

Its a tool we must have to monitor our network about its usage and to be in alert what applications are using our internet connection and for what??

Pros

It gives us a notification when ever there is a new network activity because of this we can be in alert about unwanted network accesses.

Cons

If the network scanner can scan for the security issues of the network it will be a great help.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Rich Beaudry

Excellent Network Management Tool

2017-01-11

Glasswire provides not only connection info, but firewall assistance, data usage and alerts related to resources on my PC(s).

Pros

Functionality and support

Cons

I would like support for Android and individual router monitoring/management.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jim Furstenberg

Simply Outstanding

2020-08-18

Well done by the folks at GlassWire - FINALLY an easy tu use, understadn and control interface for the average ( or experienced ) user.

Pros

Simple- one effective pane of glass to see what is really happening Love the Virus total integration Just a job WELL DONE Glasswire-- keep it up !

Cons

Ability to collaspe alerts by Date -- so I only see the day I want.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Control your network!

2018-03-11

Pros

I use GlassWire to keep my network under control, it allows me to see any new activity that may be suspect, it keeps track of my usage.

Cons

In previous versions I could block any app on the firewall of GlassWire, but lately I noticed that this option is not available anymore and it requires an upgrade.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Bob Karon

Saved me Thousands of Dollars!

2018-11-21

After using Glasswire to monitor the traffic, it was determined that it was not our software using the data but the hosting company's own monitoring of the servers.

Pros

Monitoring of data use in and out of servers.

Cons

No cons. so far this software has done what it said.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Carl Thorne

GlasWire inexpensive Network secuirty monitor

2020-10-20

Pros

ease of use. easy to understand alerts. low overhead on computer resources.

Cons

can't think of anything i don't like except upgrade nag notifications

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Kevin Fuhrman

Perfect Product

2020-08-18

I have it installed on my home server, two personal PCs, 2 work machines, and both my personal and work phone.

Pros

Monitor local machine as well as servers or machines on the network is a breeze.

Cons

There are only Two "Cons" that I see, that is that there is no Client [at the time of writing this] for MAC and my second is that I cannot use remote server manager from mobile client.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Nedelin Todorov

Great Product

2020-08-18

For me it's ba great tool, which I use for monitoring everyday

Pros

The notifications for the new connections

Cons

The program is easy to use and doesn't lack functionality.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Jahswill Ugbomah

Easy way to monitor traffic

2018-07-25

Pros

I found it easier to monitor traffic and keep track of what programs am running via this software.

Cons

Its memory usage on device is pretty huge.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

keep an eye on your network activity

2018-03-07

Pros

The detailed activity graph is also very useful to see how much data is being used across the network and it shows how much data all open apps are using through GlassWire's Usage tab.

Cons

It is a little heavy on memory, Within the program you will be able to detect and/or identify suspicious activity, unfortunately you do not have the option of eliminate the threat ant stop it but not eliminate it.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Consumer Services company, 11-50 employees)

Must have application

2019-08-29

Pros

Providing multiple data specific features hel the user to rely on a single app

Cons

Memory consumption always is a question as it involves the continuous system evaluation

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Clark Covington

Great Visual Firewall Monitor

2020-08-18

On PC especially I add Glasswire when setting up a new machine, and when using it to make sure there are no intrusions or pieces of software I'm not aware of communicating with another machine.

Pros

Really like the real-time info and visual interface.

Cons

Not much, just maybe explaining better all the features.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Mining & Metals company, 11-50 employees)

A must have for metered connections!

2019-08-01

GW has helped me take control of my metered connections and prevent programs like email clients and others transmit large volumes of data in the background.

Pros

Also, it offers you a real-time protection on top of the security s/w you use without slowing down the connection or the computer.

Cons

Sometimes it needs to be reset - does not start automatically with Win10

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

simple network security

2018-03-12

Pros

The very instant a program accesses my network I get a notification which is great.

Cons

It is a little heavy on memory, Within the program you will be able to detect and/or identify suspicious activity, unfortunately you do not have the option of eliminate the threat ant stop it but not eliminate it.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Allan Choveaux

This is the best software for specific uses that I have ever come across. I use it constantly, daily

2017-06-26

My internet data usage has been extremely excessive - impossibly excessive - and I searched for software that would enable me to keep track of my internet usage and found Glasswire.

Pros

This software puts you in control of computer internet data usage and provides you with very detailed, ongoing information.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Austin Moeller

Super good!

2020-10-21

I’ve put this on my roommates laptop and every time he makes me mad, its so fun to remotely block his applications that he uses every day

Pros

I like how the full functionality is within the tabs on the top of the screen, very easy and useful interface

Cons

It’s an application firewall that’s to be in conjunction with your OS firewall, It would be cool if it had more integration with it and included ports that could be blocked or filtered out.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Richard Hryckiewicz

Glasswire

2020-08-19

It's a simple and easy network monitoring tool.

Pros

Very easy to use. Graphical displays show what is happening in an easy to view fashion.

Cons

Nothing really. It's too simple to get wrong.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Photography company, 1-10 employees)

GlassWire for Internet User

2020-05-23

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

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.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Saqlain Mallick

Awesome piece of Software

2019-08-02

SUPER AWESOME BRO

Pros

This kind of detailed information hub reviles the vulnerability which I didn't know was there before.

Cons

Which they say they don't but real truth will come forward in time.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Response from GlassWire


Hello Saqlain, thanks for your review!

You wrote "it will be bad if they record our browsing history and logins". We agree!

That's why your data never leaves your device. We couldn't record it even if we wanted since we never have any access to it. https://www.glasswire.com/privacy/

You can confirm this by finding your data usage database on your own PC. https://www.glasswire.com/userguide/#Moving_Database

We are not a cloud service that keeps your data on our servers.

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Jonathan H

Very Useful Product

2017-01-13

The ability to stop software from connecting to the internet and the ability to watch for spikes in data usage from my computer is very useful.

Pros

Also the well designed interface is a joy to use.

Cons

No cons, I'm just really pleased with the software.

Rating breakdown

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Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Christopher Hockley

A most useful tool for a shared network.

2019-02-21

Pros

The free version offers all the basic features needed to monitor my broadband usage.

Cons

They keep reminding me there is a paid version :D I really don't have anything negative to say about it.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Hospitality company, 201-500 employees)

A great simple firewall

2018-05-05

Pros

This does a great job of blocking traffic and presenting all the traffic on a nice clean UI . Everything is easy to access and learn how to use.

Cons

Not really a huge fan of the tiered software options but I understand it. I would rather just pay for a pro version and get all the features but it is most accessible to others at the different price points.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Sreenath Jayan

Great product

2019-10-11

Pros

Less interruption 4. Design

Cons

Just a suggestion Can add a temporary mode : which will give an application network connectivity only when its being used and automatically shuts off all network connectivity when the application is closed by user. in other words User can select weather the application has internet access while it's in tray or closed.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Malcolm Henry

Do not go online without it

2020-10-20

Rural and data usage spiked glasswire helped me isolate why

Pros

Good to be able to expand to see what exactlyis going on

Cons

Nothing I can think of ai this time. It all works for me.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Martino Turrina

See easily your network activity

2019-10-06

Overall i was very happy with these software and i will recommend it to everyone.

Pros

At the same time it can be used by anyone due to the super simple and neat user interface.

Cons

It lacks some pro-user features which you would expect from a firewall and network managing software but i think they will add these features in the future.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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