Product Comparison

WebTitan Cloud vs DNSFilter

Common Comparisons

Overall Score
Web Filtering
Threat Protection
Reporting and Logging
Administrative Controls

Summary

Review date: October 26th 2018

WebTitan Cloud is a DNS based web filtering service for business that is hosted in the cloud, meaning it can be deployed quickly and easily. It protects end users from viruses and malware online, and stops them from accessing webpages that go against company policies. The service also offers reporting and auditing of people’s web activity, to help identify security risks.

Titan HQ is a 25-year old cyber security service offering web filtering, email filtering and email archiving services.

Benefits of WebTitan Cloud

  • Good URL filtering with real-time categorisation of over 500 million websites
  • Cloud keys allow an easy method for admins to create exceptions to the internet policies without having to alter the policies
  • Comprehensive policy engine for filtering with 53 categories and more customisable categories means the service is highly configurable
  • Good malicious DNS/URL blacklisting
  • Recommended by customers, with high levels of satisfaction
  • Easy to set up and manage the service
  • Low cost service
  • Full suite of over 50 predefined reports with multiple exporting and scheduling options, real time browsing can be viewed
  • Cloud based DNS brings filtering to all users
  • Mature product with good range of features

What you should know about WebTitan Cloud

  • Do not manage their own threat databases

Expert Insights Verdict on WebTitan Cloud

WebTitan Cloud offers robust threat protection and strong protection features. It’s core focus is on web filtering. It filters over 500 million URLs, and offers a comprehensive policy engine. WebTitan offer three great admin policies.

Firstly, admins get 53 categories to set filtering rules.

Secondly, they can also create their own filtering categories.

Thirdly, they can use cloud keys. This is a popular service among customers for how easy it is to use and how effective the web filtering is.

This service is also very well priced. It’s ease of use and installation makes WebTitan a popular choice for MSPs.

Overall Score
Web Filtering
Threat Protection
Reporting and Logging
Administrative Controls

Summary

Review date: October 26th 2018

DNSFilter offers a DNS based web filtering service with a focus on simplicity with a modern user friendly interface. The product is unique in the industry in that rather than relying on large categorized databases of URLS, DNSFilter uses a machine learning algorithm to analyse domains in real time and keep companies secure. Another focus of this service is web content filtering with customisable filtering policies powered by machine learning algorithms and detailed accessible reporting. They also offer security threat protection against malware, phishing and botnet attacks.

DNSFilter is a small company headquartered in Washington, DC which was founded in 2015.

Benefits of DNSFilter

  • One of the best designed modern user interfaces in the market which makes admin controls and reporting easily accessible and readable
  • Simplified admin controls powered by algorithms streamline to process of deploying customisable filtering policies saving time for admins
  • Machine learning algorithms effectively block security threats
  • Detailed useful reports with user requests, security reports, billing and real time streaming
  • Dynamic DNS support and easy installation and management
  • Flexible service driven by API
  • Guaranteed 100% uptime
  • Streamlined low cost pricing which is attractive to MSPs, the service is far cheaper than competitors
  • Off network protection for roaming clients
  • CEO is active member of the community on Reddit, engaging with customers
  • Highly recommended by customers

What you should know about DNSFilter

  • Admin controls are not as granular as competitors such as Webroot, with machine learning automating controls and a focus on ease of use and minimum management
  • Less extensive researching and insights into threats than much larger competitors such as Cisco, but machine learning covers this
  • No AD integration

Expert Insights Verdict on DNS Filter

From the branding, to the product, DNSFilter is intensely focused on an elegant, streamlined DNS web filter. DNSFilter is a young product but contains all the features you’d expect for a good secure DNS web filter. Threat protection is robust, with machine learning algorithms making up for the databases of larger competitors. URL filtering is strong, with algorithms tuned to company policies determining which websites users should have access too. DNSFilter shines in the design department, with an accessible UI and great reports and analytics making admin’s lives easier and streamlining the management experience. The reports themselves are not advanced, but still offer detailed views of user activity and security policies. Coupled with a low price point, DNSFilter makes up for its smaller size and relative lack of features when compared to the Webroot and Cisco Umbrella market giants. As a growing product, the service is likely to only improve over time, and the machine learning algorithms could be ahead of the curve for the web security market.

Expert Insights recommends DNSFilter to companies looking for a streamlined easy to use service which is cost effective without compromising on threat protection and filtering, with great analytics. To companies searching for more granular admin controls and policies, we’d recommend competitors such as Cisco Umbrella and Webroot.

Overall Score
Web Filtering
Threat Protection
Reporting and Logging
Administrative Controls

Summary

Review date: October 26th 2018

WebTitan Cloud is a DNS based web filtering service for business that is hosted in the cloud, meaning it can be deployed quickly and easily. It protects end users from viruses and malware online, and stops them from accessing webpages that go against company policies. The service also offers reporting and auditing of people’s web activity, to help identify security risks.

Titan HQ is a 25-year old cyber security service offering web filtering, email filtering and email archiving services.

Benefits of WebTitan Cloud

  • Good URL filtering with real-time categorisation of over 500 million websites
  • Cloud keys allow an easy method for admins to create exceptions to the internet policies without having to alter the policies
  • Comprehensive policy engine for filtering with 53 categories and more customisable categories means the service is highly configurable
  • Good malicious DNS/URL blacklisting
  • Recommended by customers, with high levels of satisfaction
  • Easy to set up and manage the service
  • Low cost service
  • Full suite of over 50 predefined reports with multiple exporting and scheduling options, real time browsing can be viewed
  • Cloud based DNS brings filtering to all users
  • Mature product with good range of features

What you should know about WebTitan Cloud

  • Do not manage their own threat databases

Expert Insights Verdict on WebTitan Cloud

WebTitan Cloud offers robust threat protection and strong protection features. It’s core focus is on web filtering. It filters over 500 million URLs, and offers a comprehensive policy engine. WebTitan offer three great admin policies.

Firstly, admins get 53 categories to set filtering rules.

Secondly, they can also create their own filtering categories.

Thirdly, they can use cloud keys. This is a popular service among customers for how easy it is to use and how effective the web filtering is.

This service is also very well priced. It’s ease of use and installation makes WebTitan a popular choice for MSPs.

Overall Score
Web Filtering
Threat Protection
Reporting and Logging
Administrative Controls

Summary

Review date: October 26th 2018

DNSFilter offers a DNS based web filtering service with a focus on simplicity with a modern user friendly interface. The product is unique in the industry in that rather than relying on large categorized databases of URLS, DNSFilter uses a machine learning algorithm to analyse domains in real time and keep companies secure. Another focus of this service is web content filtering with customisable filtering policies powered by machine learning algorithms and detailed accessible reporting. They also offer security threat protection against malware, phishing and botnet attacks.

DNSFilter is a small company headquartered in Washington, DC which was founded in 2015.

Benefits of DNSFilter

  • One of the best designed modern user interfaces in the market which makes admin controls and reporting easily accessible and readable
  • Simplified admin controls powered by algorithms streamline to process of deploying customisable filtering policies saving time for admins
  • Machine learning algorithms effectively block security threats
  • Detailed useful reports with user requests, security reports, billing and real time streaming
  • Dynamic DNS support and easy installation and management
  • Flexible service driven by API
  • Guaranteed 100% uptime
  • Streamlined low cost pricing which is attractive to MSPs, the service is far cheaper than competitors
  • Off network protection for roaming clients
  • CEO is active member of the community on Reddit, engaging with customers
  • Highly recommended by customers

What you should know about DNSFilter

  • Admin controls are not as granular as competitors such as Webroot, with machine learning automating controls and a focus on ease of use and minimum management
  • Less extensive researching and insights into threats than much larger competitors such as Cisco, but machine learning covers this
  • No AD integration

Expert Insights Verdict on DNS Filter

From the branding, to the product, DNSFilter is intensely focused on an elegant, streamlined DNS web filter. DNSFilter is a young product but contains all the features you’d expect for a good secure DNS web filter. Threat protection is robust, with machine learning algorithms making up for the databases of larger competitors. URL filtering is strong, with algorithms tuned to company policies determining which websites users should have access too. DNSFilter shines in the design department, with an accessible UI and great reports and analytics making admin’s lives easier and streamlining the management experience. The reports themselves are not advanced, but still offer detailed views of user activity and security policies. Coupled with a low price point, DNSFilter makes up for its smaller size and relative lack of features when compared to the Webroot and Cisco Umbrella market giants. As a growing product, the service is likely to only improve over time, and the machine learning algorithms could be ahead of the curve for the web security market.

Expert Insights recommends DNSFilter to companies looking for a streamlined easy to use service which is cost effective without compromising on threat protection and filtering, with great analytics. To companies searching for more granular admin controls and policies, we’d recommend competitors such as Cisco Umbrella and Webroot.