DNSFilter

Cloud-based cybersecurity and network monitoring platform

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DNSFilter Overview

What is 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.

DNSFilter Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$1,00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

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.


DNSFilter Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States
Supported Languages
English

Media

DNSFilter overview
DNSFilter threats
DNSFilter reports
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DNSFilter Reviews

DNSFilter Reviews

Overall rating
4,8
/
5
Excellent
51

Very good
10

Average
2

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,8
Features
4,6
Ease of Use
4,8
Customer Support
4,8
97% recommended this app
Paul L.

DNS Filter is a great option for protection that is almost invisible and easy to administer.


Anthony J.

Went from usage to user pricing... Not impressed


Verified Reviewer

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

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


Nathan S.

We have been with DNSFilter for quite some time, and WE LOVE THEM!

Secure data, employee productivity


Verified Reviewer

Easy and very helpful


Paul L.
Industry: Higher Education

DNS Filter is a great option for protection that is almost invisible and easy to administer.

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2018/06/19
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

You can easily configure DNS using the categories feature to block potentially hazardous or unwanted sites using DNS Filter's built-in database. You can also whitelist or blacklist sites in seconds. The pricing is usage based and straightforward. For SME's the pricing is very reasonable. Reports indicate sites that were blocked, and also identify where users are going. It's relatively easy to set up multiple filtering schemes for each location to have, for example, relaxed filtering before and after regular work hours, or to restrict certain activities during events (e.g., restricting streaming sports sites during March Madness).

Cons

Based on site and not user, this is not a good solution for mobile users. They recently introduced a mobile client, but for Windows only. Filter bypass passwords are universal, and not configurable for individuals.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Anthony J.
Industry: Hospital & Health Care
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Went from usage to user pricing... Not impressed

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/10/09
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

It's easy to use. Cloud DNS filtering that was cheaper than an appliance? Great!

Cons

They changed the pricing model from usage based (Which they were so proud of) to user based. We have lots of users and many volunteers with little usage. This pricing strategy invalidates any reason to use this company over the competition.

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Likelihood to recommend: 2.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 2-10 Employees

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

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/03/20
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 5.0/10

Nathan S.
Industry: Hospital & Health Care
Company size: 11-50 Employees

We have been with DNSFilter for quite some time, and WE LOVE THEM!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/06/19
Review Source: Capterra

Secure data, employee productivity

Pros

Great functionality, easy to use, easy to configure and manage. This software helps keep our systems safe and has increased employee productivity.

Cons

I honestly have no cons. We have been very pleased with every facet of DNSFilter. Any cons I ever have, the very quickly make an update that fixes them before I can even complain.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Easy and very helpful

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/06/23
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Filtering at a great price, It is easy to setup and select the filters you need for that particular site and I love the branding feature

Cons

Does not have an option for School Filtering, I use this application to filter schools and home internet but I have to also use K9 filtering because this doesn't cover it all and sometimes SSL could not be filtered

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
9,4/10
Based on 63 user ratings
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DNSFilter Pricing

DNSFilter Pricing

Starting from
US$1,00/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

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.

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.

Value for Money
4,8/5
Based on 63 user ratings
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DNSFilter Features

DNSFilter Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts / Escalation
Auditing
Authentication
Compliance Management
Monitoring
Password Management
Policy Management
Real Time Monitoring
Reporting & Statistics
Risk Alerts
Secure Data Storage
Single Sign On
Third Party Integration
Two-Factor Authentication
User Management
Vulnerability Scanning
Features
4,6/5
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Additional information for DNSFilter

Additional information for DNSFilter

Key features of DNSFilter

  • Anti Virus
  • Web Threat Management
  • Web Traffic Reporting

DNSFilter FAQs

DNSFilter FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for DNSFilter.

Q. What type of pricing plans does DNSFilter offer?

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.

Q. What are the main features of DNSFilter?

DNSFilter offers the following features:

  • Anti Virus
  • Web Threat Management
  • Web Traffic Reporting

Q. Who are the typical users of DNSFilter?

DNSFilter has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does DNSFilter support?

DNSFilter supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does DNSFilter offer?

DNSFilter has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does DNSFilter support mobile devices?

DNSFilter supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does DNSFilter integrate with?

We do not have any information about what integrations DNSFilter has

Q. What level of support does DNSFilter offer?

DNSFilter offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Online Support, FAQs, Knowledge Base, Video Tutorials