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DNSFilter

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DNSFilter FAQs

Q. What type of pricing plans does DNSFilter offer?

DNSFilter has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $1.00/month
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available

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Q. Who are the typical users of DNSFilter?

DNSFilter has the following typical customers:
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Small Business

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Q. What languages does DNSFilter support?

DNSFilter supports the following languages:
English

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Q. Does DNSFilter support mobile devices?

DNSFilter supports the following devices:
Android, iPad, iPhone

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Q. Does DNSFilter offer an API?

Yes, DNSFilter has an API available for use.

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Q. What other apps does DNSFilter integrate with?

DNSFilter integrates with the following applications:
Zapier

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Q. What level of support does DNSFilter offer?

DNSFilter offers the following support options:
Knowledge Base, Chat, Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, FAQs/Forum

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DNSFilter product overview

Price starts from

1

/user

Per month

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.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Knowledge Base
Chat
Email/Help Desk
Phone Support
FAQs/Forum

Training options

Videos
Webinars
Documentation

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DNSFilter pricing information

Value for money

4.8

/5

82

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DNSFilter features

Functionality

4.6

/5

82

Total features

33

6 categories

Most valued features by users

Access Controls/Permissions
API
Monitoring
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Real Time Monitoring
Activity Tracking
Audit Management

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DNSFilter users reviews

Overall Rating

4.7

/5

82

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9.4/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

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Pros
The interface is responsive, reliable and two factor authentication is a godsend. It's never gone down for even a minute in the 5+ years we've been using the service.
We have been looking for a good web-filter with a limited budget, DNSFilter offered a better, easy software to use and a perfect price for us.
It has given us the ability to greatly improve web security for our customers and icrease profit margins for our business.
Cons
Its sometimes hard to determine the cause of a problem (ie, SMTP mail failures due to false positives by DNS Filter).
Lack of transparency when choosing a particular category to block.
Lack of detailed reporting that can be exported to.

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Matt H.

President

Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees

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Finally, DNS Filtering that makes sense

Reviewed a year ago

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Matt H.

Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Finally, DNS Filtering that makes sense

Reviewed 2 years ago

Our overall experience has been great. No complaints from end-users regarding their internet connections, and the admins are very pleased with the intuitive management dashboard.

Pros

- The product has been incredibly reliable and any issues we've encountered were a result of a configuration on our end, not an issue with the product itself. - The overall configuration of sites and granular policies is very intuitive and easy to use. - The reporting features are far more in-depth than are previous solution.

Cons

The lack of alert notifications is the only issue we've encountered while using the software.

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Alexander R.

Information Technology and Services, self-employed

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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As straightforward as it gets when it comes to HTTPS filtering and haven't had any complaints over t

Reviewed 5 years ago

It is far far simpler than private HTTPS decryption firewalls hosted on site.

Pros

Fast to setup Fast to update rule sets Filtering is comprehensive Pricing is very fair Dns Servers are reliable Instructions are clear and simple

Cons

Not as much a con as an suggestion but if it could detect/exclude your ddns provider from the rule set it would sure help deployment speed especially in smaller environments where you find equipment which do not always allow ddns to be setup in the device itself or static IP's . I know its not really meant for that type of environment but it is an potential market I am exploring and the product is well suited to it. If you could release something like the small DUC client from No-IP that would be great.

Vendor response

Hi Alexander, Thanks for your feedback! We so already support/exclude a large list of dynamic DNS providers, which you can find here: https://help.dnsfilter.com/article/9-dynamic-dns-setup If you use one not on the list, please open a support ticket and we'll see what we can do!

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Jon S.

Logistics and Supply Chain, 11-50 employees

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Decent way to content filter on a budget...kinda

Reviewed 4 years ago

I didn't decide to stick with it because the content filter isn't perfect, there are plenty of sites we were able to visit that got through the content filters, and doing content filtering by DNS isn't as accurate as a dedicated box for content filtering, that being said I would still have chosen to use it if it were 3 bucks a month, or 40 bucks a year or something.

Pros

I like that you can set policies for content filtering

Cons

price per user per month. I think it should just be a flat price per month up to a certain amount of users, like say 100 maybe... and then have a 2nd tier for over a hundred, paying per user is kind of stupid because some users might use a computer 2 times a month

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Adam B.

Libraries, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Solid Backup Solution

Reviewed 2 years ago

Overall, the service was easy to set up and even easier to install. They've improved over the years, too, making some options even easier than "way back when".

Pros

DNSFilter provides a quick and easy option for CIPA filtering, allowing some peace of mind that we are doing our best to maintain compliance at every step. Between the custom DNS options and the roaming client, we can cover our bases.

Cons

No options are foolproof, and DNSFilter is no exception. Without some pretty tight rules, it's easy enough to overcome most custom DNS settings.

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Shaheed M.

Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Fantastic additional layer of security

Reviewed 2 years ago

Overall DNSFilter has been a great additional to our security layer protecting us from malware and viruses before they have a chance to enter our network. The added ability to block certain categories is additionally hugely beneficial and aids in increased productivity for our organisation.

Pros

From sign up to deployment was only a matter of minutes. We now have an additional layer of protection and insight into what sites staff are using. In addition to our standard antivirus and firewall technologies this solution with DNSFilter helps us better manage our remote devices as well and ensures our fleet is protected even now with remote working becoming the norm.

Cons

No real cons though it'd be good to see the reporting capability further improved whereby we could get scheduled reports based on user activity.

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