DNSFilter

Cloud-based cybersecurity and network monitoring platform

About DNSFilter

DNSFilter is a cybersecurity management software that enables enterprises, K-12 schools, and universities to detect online security threats and malware using artificial intelligence (AI) technology, machine learning (ML) algorithms, and content filtering capabilities. The web-based dashboard lets administrators monitor site activities across locations, active networks, and domains.

Businesses can use DNSFilter's threat analysis functionality to protect networks against bot attacks, viruses, phishing threats, and other vulnerabilities through AI and machine learning enabled threat analysis. Supervisors can restrict employees' access to malicious content, as well as specific websites such as Hulu or Netflix, and utilize data filtering capabilities to monitor Domain Name System (DNS) activities across devices. It lets administrators gain visibility into active networks, protection levels, source of threats, attack frequency, network protection costs, query logs, and other metrics using reports. The global anycast network automatically identifies vulnerabilities across nodes including network connectivity issues, hard drive failures, or power loss and helps enterprises reroute DNS requests to the nearest locations.

Using DNSFilter's web content filtering capabilities and proprietary algorithms, managers can choose specific categories of websites to be blocked such as media streaming, social networking, adult content, and more. It offers an API, which lets businesses integrate the software with several third-party systems.

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Features

Total features of DNSFilter: 32

  • AI/Machine Learning
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Monitoring
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Anti Spam
  • Anti Virus
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Audit Management
  • Authentication
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Customizable Reports
  • Dashboard
  • Endpoint Management
  • Filtering
  • Firewalls
  • IOC Verification
  • Monitoring
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Retention Management
  • Risk Alerts
  • Scheduling
  • Search/Filter
  • Threat Response
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • VPN Software
  • Vulnerability Scanning
  • Web Traffic Reporting
  • Whitelisting/Blacklisting

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,8 /5
(66)
Value for Money
4,8/5
Features
4,6/5
Ease of Use
4,8/5
Customer Support
4,8/5

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Gabino S.
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  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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Excellent

Reviewed on 2018/06/19

Pros

Simple to install and it actually works !! Support is excellent always prompt and knowledgeable. And the override button sorts out any issues

Cons

No fixed per month fee and sometimes bank websites don't work and need to be whitelisted. Otherwise it would be nice to have separate password levels for accessing websites

Gregg B.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great filter for MSPs to offer

Reviewed on 2021/03/30

We have been using the service since day one and it has been great to see how far it has come over...

We have been using the service since day one and it has been great to see how far it has come over the years. Truly a great service.

Pros

With one panel we can admin all of our clients and protect the users from many different threats.

Cons

With the addition of the client on the workstations giving detailed reporting, there is not much else we could want other than maybe even more detailed reporting.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

Great product - but if I wanted to be stuck with email-only support I'd use Umbrella

Reviewed on 2019/03/20

Content filtering with exclusions (teachers can get to facebook but students can't)

Content filtering with exclusions (teachers can get to facebook but students can't)

Pros

Flexible deployment with a mix of DNS and software client base deployment options...

Cons

Support is email only - and inadequate when you have a K-12 client who needs an answer quickly.

Response from DNSFilter

I apologize for your thoughts on e-mail only support. For what it's worth, please note that for customers who are Tier 2 and above we do start to offer chat and phone support.

Paul L.
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

DNSFilter is an extremely versatile and flexible solution.

Reviewed on 2021/03/31

Extremely easy to set up and configure. This product just works, with very little tinkering...

Extremely easy to set up and configure. This product just works, with very little tinkering required.

Pros

Very, very easy to set up. All I had to do was provide them the outside addresses of our routers. They figured out if they were in the same geographic area, and created unique 'sites' for each area. I could then customize each site with its own rules and logo, or apply the same filtering across any or all sites.
Choosing what will be filtered could also not be simpler. All of the functions are clearly displayed and easy to configure. You can filter by categories, or create black/white lists individual sites. More importantly, unlike with a local appliance, by installing a DNSFilter client, users remain protected when they are roaming.
Unlike a lot of companies DNSFilter has not lost their customer focus as they have grown. They constantly reach out to users with webinars to explain new features, and actively solicit (and act on) customer feedback. Billing is straightforward, and customer service (the very few times I needed to contact them) has been excellent and fast.

Cons

There is only a single password to override the filtering.

Adam B.
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  • Industry: Libraries
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Solid Backup Solution

Reviewed on 2021/04/05

Overall, the service was easy to set up and even easier to install. They've improved over the...

Overall, the service was easy to set up and even easier to install. They've improved over the years, too, making some options even easier than "way back when".

Pros

DNSFilter provides a quick and easy option for CIPA filtering, allowing some peace of mind that we are doing our best to maintain compliance at every step. Between the custom DNS options and the roaming client, we can cover our bases.

Cons

No options are foolproof, and DNSFilter is no exception. Without some pretty tight rules, it's easy enough to overcome most custom DNS settings.

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DNSFilter FAQs

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DNSFilter offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$1,00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

DNSFilter is offered across four pricing plans, outlined below. A free trial is available. Standard: Basic: $0.90 per month per user paid annually or $1 paid monthly Pro: $1.80 per month per user paid annually or $2 paid monthly Enterprise: $2.70 per month per user, paid annually or $3 paid monthly Guest Wifi: $4 per AP paid annually or $5 paid monthly Education: $2 per user per year MSP/Partner: Contact DNSFilter for pricing details.

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DNSFilter has the following typical customers:

2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

We do not have any information about what languages DNSFilter supports

DNSFilter supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

We do not have any information about what integrations DNSFilter has

DNSFilter offers the following support options:

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

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