DNSFilter Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

DNSFilter

Cloud-based cybersecurity and network monitoring platform

4.78/5 (63 reviews)

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.
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Pricing

Starting from
$1/month
Pricing options
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Free trial
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Devices

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Markets

United States

Supported languages

English
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DNSFilter user reviews

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Paul Lawler

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

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 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: 10/10

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Anthony Jeffries

Went from usage to user pricing... Not impressed

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 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: 2/10

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Anonymous

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

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 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: 5/10

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Nathan Simpson

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

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 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: 10/10

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Anonymous

Easy and very helpful

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 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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DNSFilter pricing

Starting from
$1/month
Pricing options
Subscription
Free trial
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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

API
Alerts / Escalation
Auditing
Authentication
Monitoring
Real Time Monitoring
Reporting & Statistics
Risk Alerts

Access Control (114 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (95 other apps)
Activity Tracking (56 other apps)
Audit Trail (55 other apps)
Compliance Management (113 other apps)
Password Management (60 other apps)
Policy Management (70 other apps)
SSL Security (55 other apps)
Secure Data Storage (67 other apps)
Third Party Integration (81 other apps)
User Management (56 other apps)
Vulnerability Scanning (55 other apps)

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Additional information for DNSFilter

Key features of DNSFilter

  • AI / Machine Learning
  • Activity Monitoring
  • Endpoint Management
  • Whitelisting / Blacklisting
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