FirstSpot® v8 different editions comparison

    Features
    Trial
    Standard
    Premium
    Advanced

    Authentication
    Anonymous option with shared secret, Multiple Logins through the normal username/password and Scratch Code mode)
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Username/password login
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Multiple Logins (new in v8)
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Social Network support (e.g. Facebook) (new in v8)
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Bind to first login MAC address
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Use MAC/IP as username and Passive Login - may need IP-based Session Handing which requires FirstSpot® Advanced Edition (see below)
    Y
    N
    Y
    Y
    Login Once - set as Passive Login after first login
    Y
    N
    Y
    Y
    Self sign-up, Free Access (without login) for new users, SMS sign-up
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Scenario 2 : Distributed Network Topologies with centralized ODBC datasource
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    ODBC authentication mode
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    RADIUS authentication mode (including RADIUS Failover), Active Directory support via Windows IAS/NPS
    Y
    N
    N
    Y

    Usage
    Disconnect users when access minutes (i.e. timeleft) are used up, or reach a specific time (i.e. day-pass, month-pass
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Data transfer tracking
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Data transfer quota
    Y
    N
    Y
    Y
    Recurring (e.g. every Mon/Wed at 7-9pm)
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Restricted Account
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Credit card support - PayPal Website Payments Standard, PayPal Website Payments Pro Direct Payment, WorldPay, Authorize.Net
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Credit card support - Interswitch WebPAY (new in v8)
    Y
    N
    N
    Y
    Instant Keywords™
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    SMTP Roaming
    Y
    N
    Y
    Y
    InfoBox announcement, time left reminder
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Universal mobile device support including iOS (iPhone and iPad) and Android (enhanced in v8)
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    In-browser Message - Message Broadcast, always-on InfoBox, disconnect reminder
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    In-browser Message - Internet surfing break
    Y
    N
    Y
    Y
    Maximum concurrent logins
    5
    unlimited*
    unlimited*
    unlimited*

    Networking and Security
    NAT related features (Option to disable NAT, ProxyARP support, assign Real IP to client and port forwarding)
    Y
    N
    Y
    Y
    http proxy support
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Client Isolation
    Y
    N
    Y
    Y
    DHCP server with excluded IP and static IP-MAC mapping
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Global bandwidth throttling
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Per-user bandwidth throttling
    Y
    N
    Y
    Y
    Client pass-through
    Y
    N
    Y
    Y
    change DNS Suffix firstspot.org
    Y
    N
    Y
    Y
    ability to override individual DNS entry
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Password Offloading
    Y
    N
    Y
    Y
    Client Black List (under Client Filter) with logging
    Y
    N
    Y
    Y
    IP Block List
    Y
    N
    Y
    Y
    Web Filtering (new in v8)
    Y
    N
    Y
    Y
    Web Filtering with Shalla Blacklists support (new in v8)
    Y
    N
    N
    Y
    per-user Port Filtering (enhanced in v8)
    Y
    N
    Y
    Y
    Multiple Network Segments. See Scenario 3 at link
    Y
    N
    N
    Y
    IP-based Session Handling (usually used with Multiple Network Segments - FirstSpot® needs to recognizes the clients by IP instead of MAC, as the router between the client and FirstSpot® will filter out the client MAC)
    Y
    N
    N
    Y
    per network segment user account
    Y
    N
    N
    Y
    QoS
    Y
    N
    N
    Y

    Administration
    Server OS support (i.e. Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012 (new in v8))
    Y
    N
    Y
    Y
    Windows 64 bit support (Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7, Windows Server 2012 R2 (new in v8), Windows 8.1 (new in v8), Windows 10 (new in v8))
    Y
    N
    Y
    Y
    VM support (e.g. VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V)
    Y
    N
    Y
    Y
    Operator accounts
    Y
    N
    Y
    Y
    Dynamic Multiple Languages Support including the T&C section in the login pag
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    URL tracking
    Y
    N
    Y
    Y
    Prepaid card printout (via QuickAdd or Bulk Accounts)
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Maximum time limit per session
    Y
    N
    Y
    Y
    Remove inactive user accounts automatically
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    FirstSpot® API (enhanced in v8)
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Load Balancing / Failover
    Y
    N
    N
    Y
    Dual Internet Connection (i.e. Dual WAN)
    Y
    N
    N
    Y
    Reporting feature (enhanced in v8)
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    tool to email log periodically (enhanced in v8)
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y

    Trial version limitations
    Expire 1 month after installation
    Y
    N/A
    N/A
    N/A
    Trial popup windows after login
    Y
    N/A
    N/A
    N/A
    15 minutes per session limit
    Y
    N/A
    N/A
    N/A
* Administrator can limit the number of concurrent users by using feature "Maximum number of concurrent users"