DNSFilter Features

DNSFilter

Cloud-based cybersecurity and network monitoring platform

4.78/5 (63 reviews)

DNSFilter Feature Summary

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

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Alerts / Escalation
Anti Virus
Archiving & Retention
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Real Time Monitoring
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Risk Alerts
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Mobile apps

iOS App


2 reviews

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Android App


6 reviews

DNSFilter Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about DNSFilter's features:

Graham Surname

Completely bulletproof

2018-06-19

Bulletproof reliability. Secure as all hell.

Pros

The interface is responsive, reliable and two factor authentication is a godsend.

Cons

For some reason multi-select editing doesn't work. It's possible it's not meant to do this but the checkbox makes me thing it could?

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Jason Wilson

Amazing value and an effective reliable service.

2018-06-19

Pros

Service has never been down and easy to implement.

Cons

The interface Is light on details in the account management section.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Rob Enders

I have tried them all, DNSFilter exceeds all my expectations.

2018-06-19

Save money, protect our users and network from Malware.

Pros

Quick response, low cost. Excellent alternative to the slow and expensive competitors. New features are constantly coming.

Cons

No email alerts available.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Mickaël DUBARD

A a good price/quality ratio adapted to our infrastructure

2019-02-14

Pros

The dashboard is clear and easy to use.

Cons

The obligation to deploy on each workstation of the network the SSL certificate in order to see correctly (without browser security warning) the block page.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Kelly English

New to this...

2019-03-30

Overall, it fits our security needs for our students and our budget!

Pros

The weekly reports help keep our students safe and the faculty aware of nev'r-do-well activity. It gives our faculty, me and our parents an assurance that we are looking out for their student's best interest.

Cons

At first it was difficult to figure out where I could access the specifics of the weekly report.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Paul Lawler

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

2018-06-19

Pros

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.

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Mark Pautsch

Good function for good value

2018-06-19

Pros

Easy to use, easy to set up, easy to monitor.

Cons

It appears to get confused on the time period.

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Staffing and Recruiting company, 201-500 employees)

Collabera

2019-03-11

Excellent and quick solution with granual report and also protect both on premise and off premise.

Pros

complete solution good for quick security solution

Cons

need little more granurality with site integration, its very less perview

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Roman Shain

NERO Consulting

2018-10-04

Pros

Ease of use of the software, mobile friendly, amazing support.

Cons

Missing some important features, such as a local resolver and immediate alerts upon blocking threats

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Andrew Kopp

Great, awesome service, does what it describes

2018-06-19

Security and reporting

Pros

Its quite easy to use and the dev team has a great plan for the future.

Cons

Some of the missing features specific to my business, and the adaptation of the service in our business was slightly difficult. Its sometimes hard to determine the cause of a problem (ie, SMTP mail failures due to false positives by DNS Filter).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Matt Burdick

Amazing layer of security for any size organization

2018-12-12

Phishing requires a three part solution - Inbound spam filter, End User training and DNS filtering

Pros

Quick setup, comprehensive reporting way cheaper than OpenDNS and support is exceptional

Cons

They don't have Active Directory integration but it is on the road map

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Don Boehm

DNSFilter is the best value for money in content filtering we've found.

2018-06-19

Great feature set, solid performance, easy admin control, fair pricing.

Pros

DNSFilter offers a range of reports on usage and blocks on a level you'd expect to see only in higher priced alternatives.

Cons

Sometimes it can be hard to keep up with new features. The company does send email announcements out, but I'll have the experience of logging in, seeing something new and wondering how long it's been there. That's about the worst thing I can think of to say about our relationship with DNSFilter. They deliver what they promise, and they continue to innovate and improve their product.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Scott Gerlinger

Good bang for your buck

2018-09-19

Other products that were attempted also did not have a Domain Lookup tool to see whether or not a domain might be getting blocked without a block page to display it (like for mobile apps).

Pros

There are enough categories to filter that it feels granular, and the reporting features are a good start.

Cons

At this point deployment of different policies, like for a Guest Network, is difficult as it requires changes to the DNS server of choice for those devices (either on a network or device level).

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Austin Musser

Business Review

2019-04-05

I wanted to increase the security of our business

Pros

The software has a nice dashboard and is easy to configure

Cons

When switching our DNS servers to DNS filter instead of CloudFlare's public DNS it caused the MARCS updater to frequently flip flop between our real Public IP and some other IP.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Mark Steffen

DNSFilter - great extra layer for security, satisfies client content-control requirements

2019-03-07

Sales and onboarding process was smooth, pricing is flexible and straightforward.

Pros

Deploy is simple, was able get the sites set with a good policy, then customize by deploying agents for more granular content control.

Cons

No Mac agent - while I can lock down content by Site, I don't have mobile protection or granular content control for my Mac using clients.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Niko Wagner

Dnsfilter

2018-12-09

Been overall a good product

Pros

Ease of use, price, policy control per site

Cons

Unsure if proven product since haven’t heard of it before

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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John Porteous

DNSFilter Review

2018-11-21

As well as my comment in the Cons section, it is likely to early to actually tell the full business benefits however it's pretty obvious that by reducing the ability to waste time browsing the likes of Facebook and streaming media the benefits will be reflected in bandwidth consumption and work output.

Pros

Ability to set schedules for policies including free time for surfing during lunch which appeases the staff somewhat from the shock of having filtering introduced. 4.

Cons

It does so much more than other cloud based DNS products on the market, and that I tested, that within a day of installing it for a 14 day trial I had already decided to buy this for my company.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Levon Bragg

Layers of Security

2019-02-18

It is used along side Hardware Web Filtering, Malware/AV scanning, etc.

Pros

Ease of integrating into customer sites.

Cons

At this point, there is nothing I do not like.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Nicolas Frenet

Great Alternative To "Package Selling" Cisco Umbrella :)!

2018-06-19

The fact that i can protect users connecting to our free wifi system at a short price is a real benefit !

Pros

Adding Networks is easy ! Dashboard is responsive !

Cons

Look like More and more features will come and dnsfilter will be even better in the future ! DNS over https is here ! but DNSSEC Please !

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Nathan Simpson

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

2018-06-19

Secure data, employee productivity

Pros

Great functionality, easy to use, easy to configure and manage.

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Timothy Hertel

Excellent value. Love the extra security and content filtering for our business.

2019-04-05

Pros

Love the extra level of security by blocking malware and threats.

Cons

Nothing of any real significance or impact.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jon Spang

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

2019-03-29

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.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Jonathan Roy

Amazing product

2018-11-09

Pros

Also improved security.

Cons

Interface could be a bit more intuitive for the initial setup.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Dustin Beall

Superb product which is easy to manage!

2018-06-19

DNS filtering without breaking the bank. Ability to rapidly deploy to potential clients with minimal configuration. Love the continual development as well.

Pros

Continual development of new features, dead simple pricing, granular configuration and reporting mechanisms.

Cons

Would love to have granular control over items in blocklists, with the ability to add my own to the category (or create my own category)

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Christopher Watson

The product has been solid and works perfect for our needs so far.

2018-06-19

Malware protection, end user surfing auditing, and general organization protection.

Pros

Ease of use and the fact that there is an agent that allows me to create filters per user. This is very useful.

Cons

There is no way to submit requests to a "wish list" in the panel or in general. If possible I would like a button in the panel where I could submit ideas for improvements. I would also like to be able to add my own RBL servers to the filtering.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from DNSFilter


Hey Christopher -- Thanks for your feedback! Actually we have always had a feedback function on the site where you can suggest, and upvote features. If you click your image in the upper right, there's a 'Feature Request' dropdown. You can also visit it directly here: https://app.dnsfilter.com/feature-request

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