Review

DNSFilter

DNSFilter

Snapshot

Low cost cloud based security and web filtering.

For

MSPs, Education & small companies looking for a low cost, easy to use web filtering platform with emerging threat protection.

Not For

Organizations looking for advanced security and granular controls.

Who are DNSFilter?

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 customizable filtering policies powered by machine learning algorithms and detailed accessible reporting. They also offer security threat protection against malware, phishing and botnet attacks.

Features

  • Modern user interface which makes management and reporting easy and accessible
  • Simplified admin controls powered by algorithms
  • Customisable filtering policies
  • Machine learning algorithms effectively block security threats
  • Detailed 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
  • Off network protection for roaming employees
  • Streamlined low cost pricing which is attractive to MSPs. Charging is based on usage, not the number of users.
  • Minimum charge of $5 per network, per month, which includes your first 1,000,000 DNS requests. If you exceed 1,000,000 requests, you are charged an additional $1 per month for each block of 200,000 requests. One or more networks contribute toward a $20/mo account minimum

Expert Insight

DNSFilter are focused on providing an easy to use, 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 offers 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.

DNSFilter does not offer the most advanced granular controls, but it is a good option for small and medium-sized companies looking for an easy to use and secure web filtering platform. The service will also appeal to education clients looking for a low cost service to deploy to multiple end-points without having to incur per user pricing - however beware of students trying to bypass the service via VPN's and proxies.

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Profile: DNSFilter

Category:
DNS Web Filtering
Vendor:
DNSFilter
Website:
dnsfilter.com
Founded:
2015
HQ:
Washington, DC, US
Deployment:
Cloud via DNS resolution
Starting Price:
$20 / month
Suitable For:
MSPs, Education

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