DNS Web Filtering

Compare The Top DNS Web Filtering Platforms

What is DNS Web Filtering?

DNS Web Filtering (Domain Name System Web Filtering) platforms are a type of Cloud Web Filtering that filters internet traffic based on DNS look-ups. Domain Names are how web pages are identified. Every webpage has a unique IP address, which when matched to the domain name is how the website is found online. This is matched by a DNS server which matches the IP address to the domain name. which matches the IP address to the domain name, which then connects to the browser to load the webpage. When a DNS Filtering platform is in place however, the connection from the browser to the domain contains a filter. This stops malicious sites from loading on the browser, protecting users from harmful content. Using this technology DNS Filtering platforms are a way to block viruses and malware from any device, anywhere within a network domain, across all devices. Many DNS Web Filtering platforms have a blacklist of malicious or harmful website domains that cannot be access on their networks.

DNS Web Filtering tools also make sure that employees are not accessing harmful or inappropriate materials online. The platforms in this category offer a range of features which allows admins to set policies over what websites people can access. This usually stops people from being able to access gambling sites or adult content. It’s important there are customisable controls around who can access what websites different users can access so that if management wants to block social media access for people in sales, people in marketing can still access company social media profiles.

As well as security and website filtering, these platforms give admins real time visibility as well as a range of reports and analytics into how employees are using the internet. Being hosted in the cloud, these platforms offer always on security, with low cost deployment options.

Common Comparisons

Webroot SecureAnywhere DNS Protection

Secure your DNS connection against cyberattacks, get total visibility into web usage, and enforce acceptable web usage policies to reduce risk.

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9.9
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Cisco Umbrella

Cisco Umbrella is a cloud security platform that provides the first line of defence against threats on the Internet wherever users go. Our global infrastructure handles over 80 billion internet request a day, which our security engine analyses to learn where attacks are being staged even before the first victim is hit.

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9.6
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WebTitan Cloud

WebTitan Cloud is a cloud based web filtering solution allowing you monitor, control and protect your users and business when online. Requiring no on premise software or end user client software, set up is extraordinarily simple and quick.

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9
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DNSFilter

Our cloud based DNS service makes it easy to protect your users from security threats and undesirable content. Without contracts or commitments, you can be safe and secure in minutes.

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8.9
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Safe Internet for Business

SafeDNS was founded in 2010 for developing web filtering and cybersecurity solutions for different markets and customers. We use AI-powered filtering technologies as the most effective for our aims.

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7.1
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Barracuda Content Shield

Barracuda Content Shield provides cloud-based protection against web-based threats for MSPs and their customers.

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0
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Mimecast Web Security

The Mimecast DNS Security Gateway cloud-based service guards against malicious activity initiated by user action or malware while blocking access to websites deemed unsafe or inappropriate based on each organization’s objectives and policies.

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Webroot SecureAnywhere DNS Protection

Secure your DNS connection against cyberattacks, get total visibility into web usage, and enforce acceptable web usage policies to reduce risk.

9.9

Cisco Umbrella

Cisco Umbrella is a cloud security platform that provides the first line of defence against threats on the Internet wherever users go. Our global infrastructure handles over 80 billion internet request a day, which our security engine analyses to learn where attacks are being staged even before the first victim is hit.

9.6

WebTitan Cloud

WebTitan Cloud is a cloud based web filtering solution allowing you monitor, control and protect your users and business when online. Requiring no on premise software or end user client software, set up is extraordinarily simple and quick.

9

DNSFilter

Our cloud based DNS service makes it easy to protect your users from security threats and undesirable content. Without contracts or commitments, you can be safe and secure in minutes.

8.9

Safe Internet for Business

SafeDNS was founded in 2010 for developing web filtering and cybersecurity solutions for different markets and customers. We use AI-powered filtering technologies as the most effective for our aims.

7.1

Barracuda Content Shield

Barracuda Content Shield provides cloud-based protection against web-based threats for MSPs and their customers.

0

Mimecast Web Security

The Mimecast DNS Security Gateway cloud-based service guards against malicious activity initiated by user action or malware while blocking access to websites deemed unsafe or inappropriate based on each organization’s objectives and policies.

0

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